New Captain America Will Be African-American

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Captain America's mantle will be taken over by his long-time ally, the Falcon, the high-flying African-American hero from Harlem, Marvel Comics announced late Wednesday.

"It's about time," says Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort of the change. "In 2014, this should be a thing that we shrug off, it shouldn't be seen as revolutionary, but it still feels exciting."

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  1. The Black Falcon is probably going to get the Super Soldier Serum because of Affirmative Action.

    1. Ha, nice.

  2. So exciting! Not.

  3. Nick Fury turning black is something we should shrug off. Captain America turning black is a crime just as if The Hulk were to turn pink with rainbow hair or Shaft were to suddenly be played by Chao Yun Fat.

  4. Goes well with the new female Thor. I’m waiting for a male Wonder Woman though.

    1. No way. Tell me you’re joking.

    2. “Thor Girl” is an actual pre-existing character in the Marvel Universe, so – as lame as “[name of male superhero]-Girl” characters are – that’s a different situation than Black Captain America.

      I still don’t like Nick Fury being black – the same way I wouldn’t like Falcon being changed to Chinese or Professor X having hair – it’s just NOT THE CHARACTER. Characters are an identify, not an outfit, and changing fundamental aspects just turns them into something/someone entirely different.

      Guess I’m a comic “Extremist” and “hard liner”.

  5. The problem with serial narratives is that they never really come to any conclusions. Captain America was/is Steve Rogers. If he dies, that should be the end of the story. But he isn’t a character in a novel, he’s a property on a spreadsheet. Why should The Falcon subvert his own identity to be the “next” Captain America? Because some suit decided that it would broaden their reader demographics.
    Foo.

    1. Bucky was Captain America when Rogers was supposed to be dead a few users ago. He will be brought back t some point to jack up sales. This is no big deal.

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