Marvel Comics: New Captain America will be black

Marvel Comics: New Captain America will be black

[Ed. – Everyone gets a turn. Next Captain America will be a tree.]

He’s red, white and blue — and black.

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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Brevoort says the Falcon becomes the new Captain America at the behest of the original, Steve Rogers, who has been turned into a 90-year-old man in the most recent storyline, so fans don’t have to worry that the publisher is killing off its resident star-spangled hero again.

In 2007, Cap’s original sidekick, Bucky, took over when Rogers was seemingly killed.

The change will take place in the first issue of a new comic series, “All-New Captain America,” set to launch in November.

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