The big Marvel news keeps coming, true believers! In a week that saw Thor drop a Y chromosome and Iron Man develop a Superior-ity complex, it was also revealed on The Colbert Report that the new Captain America will be none other than Sam Wilson, aka Falcon. Friend of the show and Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada announced that your favorite high-flying social worker turned superhero will be strapping the Captain’s famous shield behind his wings and assuming the legendary mantle Steve Rogers finds himself forced to pass.
Recent events (Captain America #21) saw Rogers attacked by Iron Nail, which culminated in the Super Soldier Serum being extracted from his body. While his mind and spirit are still sharp, his body is wracked by age and will render him incapable of remaining the living embodiment of his country’s resolve. This switch will serve as the catalyst for the series debut of All-New Captain America, from the creative team of Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Secret Avengers) and Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man). According to editor Tom Brevoort, Wilson will be in the field battling Hydra and other sinister forces while Rogers will serve as his “remote strategic advisor.”