Falcon gets the Colbert Bump

Stephen Colbert IS the Falcon

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.”

Mike McCann

Mike McCann is a lifelong geek with a deep and abiding passion for comic books, science fiction and all things pop culture. Why, yes - he IS an only child...how did you know? He's also a history major, a hockey and football fanatic and a music nerd of the highest order. In other words, you want him on your pub trivia team. Seven year old Mike once received a letter from DC Comics encouraging him to "keep drawing and maybe you'll work for us someday!" His grade school library published a Dungeons & Dragons-inspired book he wrote at 12, and he's never looked back. Since then, he has worked in creative or strategic roles at college radio stations and newspapers, record companies, music magazines, dens of Internet iniquity, budding media empires, global telecommunications outfits and software development consultancies, with each stop allowing him to turn his hobbies into a job. Call him the Vice President of (Arrested) Business Development. Mike lives in Toronto, Canada with his patient wife and their five year old, superhero-obsessed son. Among their prized possessions are a NM copy of X-Men #94, a replica of the Shakespeare bust from the Batman TV show and a Death Star cookie jar.

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