After losing the Super Soldier Serum that gave him his powers and vitality, Steve Rogers rapidly aged and was forced to surrender the role of Captain America. But his on-again, off-again super sidekick Sam Wilson (a.k.a. the Falcon) is picking up the shield in October’s Captain America #35, and will headline a new ongoing series, All-New Captain America, launching this fall.
Writer Rick Remender (along with artist Stuart Immonen) promised Marvel.com an exciting new status quo:
This is the fireworks factory we’re arriving at, and now everything’s going to blow up and be very pretty and exciting to look at. I think that it’s important with these stories to do things that are natural and make sense and have an inherent logic to the universe, but are also constantly shifting and exciting, keeping the drama high. In order to do that it really comes down to creating new dynamics.
Sam Wilson as Captain America
Sam Wilson as the Falcon
Two of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters — Captain America and Thor — are undergoing big changes in the pages of their comic books: an African-American will wield Cap’s shield, while Thor’s hammer will be toted by a woman!
Following the events in Captain America #21 — in which Steve Rogers’ super soldier serum was neutralized, causing him to age 65 years in a flash — Cap’s frequent sidekick Sam Wilson a.k.a the Falcon dons the iconic costume in October’s Captain America #25 and will fight on in the new ongoing series All-New Captain America in the fall, to be scripted by current Captain America writer Rick Remender and All-New X-Men artist Stuart Immonen, The official announcement was made by Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, last night on THE COLBERT REPORT.