facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

New Captain America will be black

“In 2014, this should be a thing that we shrug off, it shouldn't be seen as revolutionary, but it still feels exciting,” said Marvel's executive editor Tom Brevoort.
By Veronica Linares   |   July 17, 2014 at 10:23 AM   |   Comments

Leer en Español
NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- Harlem-native superhero The Falcon will take over Capitan America's duties in the first issue of a new comic series set to launch in the fall.

Marvel announced the news Wednesday with executive editor Tom Brevoort saying "it was about time."

"In 2014, this should be a thing that we shrug off, it shouldn't be seen as revolutionary, but it still feels exciting," he continued.

Brevoort revealed that the transition will be rather smooth for Steve Rogers' fans as the Falcon, the first black superhero, will slip into the red, white and blue suit after Rogers is turned into a 90-year-old man in the latest storyline.

The last time Marvel replaced Rogers was in 2007 when the captain's sidekick Bucky took over after Rogers was seemingly killed.

The first issue of All-New Captain America will be released in November.

Marvel's latest announcement comes one day after it was revealed on The View that the new Thor would be a woman.

Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have set a wedding date Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have set a wedding date
2
Kristen Stewart to take a break from acting Kristen Stewart to take a break from acting
3
Emma Stone explains why she kept ruining 'Birdman' Emma Stone explains why she kept ruining 'Birdman'
4
'Bewitched' to return to television in follow-up series 'Bewitched' to return to television in follow-up series
5
Amber Rose declares her love for Wiz Khalifa Amber Rose declares her love for Wiz Khalifa
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback