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It's Time for An All-New Captain America

Rick Remender and Tom Brevoort speak on Falcon becoming Cap, what’s next for Steve Rogers and more!

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Robbed of his superior strength and vitality, Steve Rogers must surrender his blues for a sturdy cane. He’s not about to fade away just yet though. The old maxims hold true: If dead men declared the war and old men talk about it, a young man must rise and continue the fight. If Steve Rogers can no longer hurl his mighty shield, then he’ll hand it to one who can carry it across the battlefield, above the clouds, to greater heights than ever before.

This fall, Sam Wilson flies where eagles dare, as the intrepid Falcon assumes his new role as Captain America.

A new chapter begins in ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 by Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen.

“This is it,” says Remender of the culmination of two years of storytelling in CAPTAIN AMERICA and the dawning of ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA. “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. It leads into an evolution of Steve Rogers’ character that I had very early when I was given the job. 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.

“I’ve been having a lot of fun writing Sam. It’s a completely different attitude. The fact that he’s not a soldier shifts things up a bit. Sam’s not going to be Steve. Steve can be very rigid. That can be kind of joyless at times, whereas Sam is absolutely not that.”

“While Sam shares many of Steve’s beliefs in a general sense, he’s also a very different person with a very different background,” adds editor Tom Brevoort, “He didn’t grow up in the 1930s, he’s a modern day man in touch with the problems of the 21st Century. For most of his professional life, Sam has worked as a social worker, so he’s seen the worst of urban society up close, and how crime, poverty, lack of social structure and opportunity can affect the community. So he’s got perhaps a greater focus on the plight of the common man, and perhaps a greater empathy for the underprivileged than maybe even Steve himself. He’s also not a military man, so he’s more apt to be instinctively skeptical of any situation that calls for just following orders. Sam, like Steve, will be led by his personal morality and beliefs as to what is right and what is wrong—and where his beliefs may differ in their shading from those of the previous Cap are where the interesting stories will be found.”

Remender paints a picture of Sam’s specially designed suit, incorporating the wings of the Falcon persona while still bearing the unmistakable stars and stripes of the Captain America role:

      “Historically, Falcon would often act as air support, flying Steve into the battle. Why not merge the two? He pops the wings, and as he flies, he keeps the shield latched onto his back. He dives down onto the scene, hurls the shield, wings retract, and rolls into a kick or jump, catches the shield on the way back. He doesn’t have the super soldier serum, but he has the added zing-zang-zoom of flight.”

      Despite the edge provided by Captain America’s newfound aptitude for altitude, he faces a daunting challenge from a deeply entrenched opposition. The terrorist organization Hydra grows in power and influence, infiltrating the Marvel Universe completely. With Steve Rogers seemingly down for the count, his enemies rally to seize upon a vulnerable America.

      Fortunately, Wilson doesn’t face these threats alone. Ian, Steve’s adopted ward from Dimension Z and the artificial son of Arnim Zola, takes up the storied mantle of Nomad. Meanwhile, Steve himself, physically aged but sharp as ever, serves as tactician back at the base.

      “Steve’s spirit is as willing as ever,” explains Brevoort, “But his body is no longer up to the task of being Captain America. So he’ll instead employ his skills as the new Cap’s remote strategic advisor, running missions from his headquarters in Avengers Mansion and providing Sam with technical support and field information from a distance. He’ll also tutor Sam in how to throw the shield, a skill that’s deceptively difficult for the new Cap to master. So Steve will continue to be a vital part of the series moving ahead. And Steve is completely supportive of Sam as his hand-picked successor—the only replacement Captain America ever to be chosen by Steve himself. Steve and Sam are effectively brothers-in-arms, and there’s a level of trust and camaraderie between them that’s matched only by that of soldiers who’ve fought shoulder-to-shoulder in foxholes on the battlefield.

      “I think that different characters across the Marvel Universe are going to respond to Sam’s appointment in different ways. But he’s not a novice—in his long history as the Falcon, he’s earned a reputation for integrity and honesty and backbone that most of the super hero community have a respect for. On the villain side, there may be those who feel that their jobs will be easier now that a different man is carrying the shield, so it will be Sam’s mission to disabuse them from that notion.”

      Of course, Sam assumes this responsibility just as a female Thor comes to prominence. But will that the end of the changes to the very face of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?

      “We’re not anywhere near finished,” says Brevoort. “Change is one of the watchwords of the Marvel Universe, so there are even more startling surprises to come!”

      For more on the new Captain America and more, keep checking Marvel.com and our social channels!

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      Fayathon
      Fayathon

      You want to talk about principles, okay let's go there. Yes, I did stand up when they tried to replace Cap with Bucky, with Hawkeye and long ago when he retired it and they tried to make John Walker Captain America I did it then too. I didn't collect a single issue of Superior Spider-Man as I was opposed to rewarding a villain for winning against the hero and I haven't gotten any issues of X-Men after they merged X-Men and Avengers. That ethical enough for you?

      TomJonesMarvel
      TomJonesMarvel

       HUGE mistake, Marvel. With all of your politically correct crap going on as of late (changing Thor to a WOMAN? Making Electro a BLACK MAN? Spider-Man BLACK? And now CAPTAIN AMERICA?? I'm done with Marvel. I will not give you another dime of my money.



      Cronin777
      Cronin777

      Calling someone else out on being a racists when you HAVE NEVER MET THEM is laughable at best,

      yes, I'm laughing at those that think this is about race, or called anyone a racist.


      Ok, now, that's out of the way, 

      Think about it people, do the math. 

      Yes, i hate the fact they killed Steve Rogers and replaced him. . . .BUT WHY?, 

      because it REEKS that they did it for no other reason than to be Politically Correct. And if that was their motivation, then MARVEL is the one with issues. 

      Look at it, 

      Spiderman gets replaced with an African American

      Thor is replaced with a woman, 

      And Captian America is replaced with an African American, 

      and those are just the ones i know of off the top of my head. 

      The whole thing smells like nothing more than an effort to diversify the heros of Marvel to make them more Politically Correct. 

      And thats just wrong. 

      I call it like i see it. 


      More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/7/16/22895/its_time_for_an_all-new_captain_america#ixzz3B07igIh2

      Cronin777
      Cronin777

      Hey maybe DC will replace Bruce Wayne with a rich mexican guy named El Bruche' de Wan'ye! and the PC circle will be complete. 


      cuebert1981
      cuebert1981

      This is complete racists and you know it anyone who disagrees with this comment is a racists  

      bloodybooger
      bloodybooger

       i am in total agreement with @Catman1972 and @Fayathon! nuthin to do with race, but about the man who became and lived the life as the hero. and honestly, i wish that buckey would take the sheild since he pretty much has caps powers, and also cuz they go way back. i am also dissapointed in the girl thor they will b making. luv u marvel, but dont like alot of the choices yall are making.



      More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/7/16/22895/its_time_for_an_all-new_captain_america#ixzz3AQJpdZBd

      oneasian
      oneasian

      My complaint is that I feel like Steve Rogers only recently just became Captain America again. I mean, he was dead, he came back and then he was the "Super Soldier" head of SHIELD, and then he became Cap again. And then now he's not Cap again.

      I don't have a problem with these types of stories, but I guess my issue is that this will probably only last until Captain America #3 comes out. So Marvel can give Sam Wilson as Cap a nice 20-30 issue series.

      ddaddywrbk
      ddaddywrbk

      My thing is, their not changing Steve Rogers to a black character.  The story line is that Steve lose his super strength and became 90 years old.  Where do you go from there?  Who is the right person to carry on and carry the shield?  Let's be honest, this will probably not be a permanent change, but it is interesting to see that Steve Rogers believes that the next person to carry on the image and faith in America is his friend Sam Wilson, the Falcon.  From all the complaints I see on here I hope it makes it into the comics that a lot of white Americans are afraid of change and that he faces opposition with becoming the Nation's symbol of Truth and Justice.  Steve Rogers is still Steve Rogers but due to a certain events he can not be the Captain America that he has been for the last 74 years.  But he will still assist and be a big part on helping Sam become the hero for all people of the great U.S. of A.  I'm reading a lot of complaints about this and as much as a lot of you may not want to admit, there is a lot of racial tension hidden behind a lot of these complaints.  If you immigrated and/or were born in this country then we are all Americans and that means more of our stories need to be expanded.  If they wanted to come out with a white Blade or Black Panther, then I would expect that the original characters not change but that the story makes sense of why the a new person was chosen to become that character.  Give the new comics a chance and see how the stories go before making judgments, you might be surprised, or could be disappointed but at least you gave it a chance.

      NoahRocks1224
      NoahRocks1224

      This is the worst mistake you could've made.  You can change his gear, his suit, even his shield, but you can NOT change him.  Steve Rogers is Captain America, Sam Wilson is Falcon.  You don't do what you want to do, you do what the fans want because without the fans you would be nowhere.  Also, if you want a new black character, just make a new one, don't replace a white character.  Captain America was one of the first superheros that you made, you change Captain America, you change Marvel.  I for one will not be spending any of my money on this trash.

      Fayathon
      Fayathon

      Why is it, if someone voices a dislike over this the race card is played? It has nothing to do with race, it has to do with Steve Rogers IS Captain America. I'd be equally upset if they tried to put Bucky Barnes or Hawkeye in the suit. Marvel then tries to sweep away people's complaints by saying no one can embrace change. This may be true. People were upset over Superior Spiderman, but not enough to not collect it. It's possible this will be the same. From my perspective, I hope not. I hope fans actually stand up for their principles this time. 

      OXNARDM
      OXNARDM

      How about a new article entitled," Its time for an all New Captain America Writer"? 


      Catman1972
      Catman1972

      Marvel i'm sorry but you seem to have completely lost the point.Captain America is NOT about the suit.Its about the man.Steve Rogers,a WW2 veteran has written his story through time.He is Cap because he fought nazis and the Red Skull etc.Now you may put Wolverine inside his suit and be stronger and faster and better but he still wont be Cap.I'm surprised how easy it is to miss your own superhero point.Everything Cap did makes him Captain America.Not some redrawn uniform.Lets put this in your "world".Lets say your chief editor retires.A new guy comes.Will you do as he says?Sure.Is he the same man?NOOOOO.If you had a good relationship with your ret editor you will always miss him.Sure the new one will be ok even better.But not the same man.And the worst part is the disrespect.Cap transformed into a 90 yr old man?Damn!Its like someone up there dont like him at all.....Sorry but you just lost someone who bought your comics for 25 yrs(i'm 42)....Just remember this.Comic books are like real life.Give some board exec decision making other than the fans and well...

      Unique_Artwork
      Unique_Artwork

      While I understand fan's concerns about changing a long time icon, some of the comments do suggest an unwillingness to consider non-white superheroes.  With that said however, Marvel could have more imagination in terms of increasing diversity and just either use existing or create new black superheroes as is.  Its actually a negative in my mind where a Black character has to continually take on the persona of an existing white hero just to be relevant.

      NeonDwarf
      NeonDwarf member

      this is a bad idea, im hoping the steve will come back like supriou spider man but if he dose not......marvel you just lost ALOT of fans, also the girl thor thing, the comic will be called ALL NEW THOR, but did it come to your mind that thor is called thor because that his real NAME, you cant just get another RANDOM person and say shes thor

      scar1bg
      scar1bg

      I am okay with the change as long as it is written into the story line logically. My biggest problem is when the change characters but yet giving then the same identity I.E. if Steve Rodgers suddenly became black kind of like what happened with Nick Fury do not get me wrong the new fury works and works great I really cloud not think of a better actor for that role. However look at the new Fantastic Four movie coming out same character identities same character relations not to mention to young. The Thor being female for me just does not work. What is sad to me is that making these kinds of changes presents a lack of imaginations and the ability of artists and writers today being able to come up with fresh new characters and heroes without messing with the old ones we as fans have come to know and love. I think the one of the other problems is the timelessness that they have created with some of the characters. 

      Robinson132
      Robinson132

      Wow what would Steve say anyone that is upset obviously don't know what their talking about and just want to jump on a hate bandwagon this is not the 1st black captain America guys ever read the story of Isaiah dah Cap even gave him one of his old suites his son went on to be one of the founders of the young avengers Eli the PATRIOT which he saved Cap's LIFE, the new story Marvel is doing makes since Steve would not have a issue with a black Captain America anyone that thinks otherwise is foolish pick up a book and actually read what Cap stands FOR. Sorry for the cap lock but come on

      robobunny
      robobunny

      Shouldn't Sam be called The American Falcon then? Catchy in a mysterious, noirish way. :-)

      XPJKX
      XPJKX

      Not so upset about Sam becoming Cap than I am about the costume change. If he's The Falcon, he's The Falcon. If he's going to be Cap than BE CAP! Not a freakin amalgam of the 2! Who's idea was this? Serious guys! Do it right or not at all! Let's pray they don't carry this over into Cap 3!

      DanzigSpice
      DanzigSpice

      This is the worst yet.. Now I have to throw away my Cap shirts. STOP MAKING WHITE CHARACTERS BLACK!! WTF Marvel!  Whats next... a white Blade or an asian Loki?? I thought the black Electro was a disaster but this is worse. You can't change an icon like Captain America. Its not being racist... its just something that shouldn't be messed with.  I wonder if black fans would be outraged if the Blade was white or if the Black Panther was Indian. Leave characters alone. Who cares about all these bandwagon fans. You have to stay loyal to the loyal fans and true fans. I'd hate to become a DC girl over this. I'm hoping this idea gets scrapped.

      franksoto007
      franksoto007

      sorry for all the capitals mixed in with my other letters. For some reason i cant control it with my i phone

      franksoto007
      franksoto007

      Stupid Stupid stupid idea maRvel! What the heck is going on up there?

      gammairon25
      gammairon25

      marvel what are you doing letting captain america become black and Thor become a female. the artiest and illustrate who came up with cap and Thor made them how they and the readers aka FANS wanted them to be. and now the new People who are working there want to change them, NO you do not do what you want you do what the FANS want.

      sunupoernomo
      sunupoernomo member

      The worst decision you can make is to not change. The most important tradition in comic books is constant change. Writers, artists, and the teams need to tell the stories they are excited to tell. They can't just constantly regurgitate the same thing that came before because you need stability in your life. 

      captain_america694
      captain_america694

      This is the worst decision you could have possibly made for Captain America. I do not appreciate you ruining him as my favorite hero I will not be buying your politically correct comic book until I get my Cap back.

      Abbiefan1
      Abbiefan1

      You are messing with tradition! Don't change Thor's gender or Captain America's race.  I am not a racist, but


      this is just Wrong! 


      wicked_reign
      wicked_reign

      This seems lazy, Instead of new and stronger stories lets just change how people look for a quick sell. Marvel had a place in my heart for 30 years but now I'm off to DC. Seriously make your content stronger and instead of a newer and prettier package. Captain America with wings and sexy Thor? Stories and good art work please. Every company has to have their New Coke I guess.

      cmh102592
      cmh102592

      One more thing to add to my previous comment: If you don't like something, don't read it. Nobody is forcing you to read it. So if you don't want to, then don't. Just don't try to ruin it for those of us who DO want to read it, just because you don't want to.

      wsouth
      wsouth

      @TomJonesMarvel lol. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. I read comics for the stories. I look at this as plot twist not as a pc move. If all you see is the characters race then you must live a pretty sad life.

      leterma
      leterma

      @TomJonesMarvel @TomJonesMarvel They didn't change Peter Parker(Amazing Spider-man) he is still the same. Now the black spider man that you are thinking of is Miles Morales(Ultimate Spider Man) and he has been a thing since about 2003 when he was introduced in the Ultimate Universe. The only reason Miles is showing up more is because he got a reboot in the Marvel now push along with Amazing Spider man and Spider man 2099. Electro is only black in the movies(Actually going back through the recent Spider-man comics he is in to double check that). As far as Captain America there isn't to many others that they could give the shield to unless they either undue Buckys whole Winter Solider thing or train up a new character. Though I do agree with the your Thor point though it seems very much like she was only made to get female readers. 


      More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/7/16/22895/its_time_for_an_all-new_captain_america#ixzz3B9IrV0Sh

      wsouth
      wsouth

      @Cronin777 stop using the words politically correct. You don't know what it means.


      wsouth
      wsouth

      @bloodybooger really? So Bucky who is an assassin. Yes, he kills people for money. He should pick up the shield. soooo you'd rather have the assassin that Steve's best friend, which Sam is not Bucky. Are you even reading Captain America? Just as I thought. A bunch of people commenting who don't even read the book.

      wsouth
      wsouth

      @oneasian yeah I agree. It seems kind of soon. He did just come back from the dead (or dimension Z, to be more accurate). It seems a bit soon

      wsouth
      wsouth

      @NoahRocks1224 It so funny to read these comments. I have bee reading Captain America all my life and Captain America first teamed up with the Falcon in 1971. 43 years ago. They were a team until 1978. 7 years. The cover was Captain America and the Falcon. Captain America has had to put down the shield a few times and let someone else carry the mantle. This time its the Falcon and all of sudden its trash? That's funny. Were you saying it was trash when Bucky fresh off being the Winter Soldier and killing people for money picked up the Shield. And what happened when Cap came back from the dead? Bucky went right back to being an assassin. Was that trash? Were was your outrage then?

      wsouth
      wsouth

      @Fayathon Really? Were was your outrage then Hawkeye and Bucky DID put on the suit. Hawkeye after one issue told Tony Stark he couldn't do it because he had recently returned from the dead and he needed to "find himself". Then Bucky fresh off his occupation of killing people for money wore the suit (laced with adamantium and carrying a gun) for 2 years until Cap came back from the dead. Did you stand up for principles then?

      wsouth
      wsouth

      @scar1bg you're correct about the new FF but wrong about Fury. The character Samuel Jackson is playing the movies is called "Ultimate Nick Fury". Ultimate Nick Fury has been around since 2001 and has always been black. He was redesigned to look like Samuel Jackson in 2002. It was kind of a joke. the character even joked about how much he looks like Jackson. This was long before Jackson even signed up to play him in the movies (2008). UNF was so popular they created a character called Nick Fury Jr. in the main Marvel universe who is white Nick Fury's son. He black (or technically biracial, and he also looks like Sam Jackson. He's kind of a fringe character. Anyway white Nick Fury is alive and he's wrecking havoc in Original Sin. But he's probably about to die. The infinity formula is wearing off. The same thing that is making Cap 90 years old had effected Nick.

      OXNARDM
      OXNARDM

      @Robinson132 Its not an issue with Sam, its Remender, he does not understand the character, so he cannot write the character. Remender states that Steve is"rigid", but I feel its Remender, who has the problem. My old man was in WW2, he was not rigid, he had a specific group of things he believed in and that he impressed upon both my brother and me, and in turn, we on our children. My kids are not angels, but sure ain't the barbarians a lot of young people are.

      Remember, Freedom of Speech, is also a right, whether you agree with the point of view or not. Remender's ideas are old, tired and out of date, which, strangely enough is what he feels Steve is. Many other characters have worn the uniform, but none of them have measured up. Steve Rogers is singular, he has no political agenda or party loyalty, he represents what is best in us, what we strive to achieve, and that is why he cannot be replaced.

       As for what Cap would say, I refer you to Captain America issue 120," Crack-up on Campus", from 1969, very anti-establishment

      franksoto007
      franksoto007

      How long has captain america been around? What Do mean the worst thing marvel can do is not ChAnge! Why not just leave falcon as falcon? If You wAnt change whY not simply bring in a new hero? This Is a huge mistake! ThOr doesnt need to be a woman and cap doesnt need to be falcon. Just watch What happens to The FF with the new story line. Money talks and when Nobody buys this junk Marvel will learn. I for one will not give my money to tHis trash

      XPJKX
      XPJKX

      @cmh102592 In this respect that doesn't make sense to say. People WANT to read Captain America! Let me repeat that....CAPTAIN AMERICA! This isn't Cap. I agree that change is good (in some respects) but destroying a characters is another thing. I won't read it but I do have the right to complain about what they did to the character that I've been reading since 1970! When Bucky became Cap I was put off as well just to let you know. Not as bad as this though.

      Cronin777
      Cronin777

      @wsouth @Cronin777  ROFLMAO @ you . . . . stop being a troll. . . . . oh wait you probably don't know what that means!

      Cronin777
      Cronin777

      @wsouth @Cronin777  Nope that comment didn't have any sarcasm at all. . . . . . NOT!!!!!

      In other words: ----->i think maybe you need to learn when someone is being sarcastic.

      scar1bg
      scar1bg

      @wsouth Thanks for the heads up I remember being told something like that a long time ago but did not remember the details at the time of this post. Unfortunately it is hard to keep up when you have a lack of funds to be able to by the comic books.

      wsouth
      wsouth

      @franksoto007 I seriously doubt you are buying Thor and Cap now so why should Marvel listen to you. You're going to stop giving them your imaginary money?

      Cronin777
      Cronin777

      But thank you for proving my point for me.

      wsouth
      wsouth

      @Cronin777 @wsouth based on your other comments I think you're the one who needs to learn what sarcasm is. From dictionary Sarcasm: harsh or bitter derision or irony. a sharply ironical taunt. sneering remark. cutting remark.

      You already said you don't want this change so your comment is not sarcastic. You view El Bruche in the same way you view this change (as astound change). That means your comment is not Ironic or opposite of what you mean (which is at the heart of defining the term sarcastic). And this concludes your English lesson for the day.

      franksoto007
      franksoto007

      Wow! Defense Arent we! I actually do bUy them, nOT that an idiot like yOu would know. My purpose For the post is not that i think they will listen to oNe person but the Multiples of customers that are sharing the same opinion. So my post is just One of manY. What upset you So much? The falcon? I wonder what would make you act like an a-h.

      wsouth
      wsouth

      @Cronin777 Ah yes someone calls you out for your inaccuracy (insult to inaccuracy really) and that makes them a troll. Whatever lets you sleep at night. 

      wsouth
      wsouth

      @franksoto007  I'm not upset. I'm amused. I remember all the same comments when the Superior Spiderman as announced. Marvel is business. The last Peter Parker Spiderman sold 200,000. Spidery normally sold 74,000. First Doc Ock Spidey sold 190,000. Last Dock Ock Spidey sold 135,000 and the return of Peter Parker sold 532,000. Marvel will see the same type of numbers with Capt. Its a way to get people's pants (like yours) super tight and then boost sales because of it.


      franksoto007
      franksoto007

      YoUr correcT initial sales seem to always spike But lets see how well The issues sell After 50,100, or even 300 if any could get past the first two years. My point is why do away with a hero that peOple have been with for decades? Why not Simply create a new one?

      wsouth
      wsouth

      @franksoto007 Well its a plot device. The story is this: what happens when the super solider formula wears off, or is used up, runs it course or however they are phrasing it. The story is not: what happens with Cap is black. We find out; Who picks up the shield, what does cap do now. Remember Steve will be old but still alive. I'm looking forward to that story. And yes they will bring him back in 2 years (2016 is when the Cap 3 movie comes out). Just like Spidey came back in time for the Spidey movie. Marvel even said in an interview that the intention was to let it run for a year and then the writer said he had enough Doc Ock Spidey stories to keep going until the movie came out. My guess is they will use the same plan here. There are several people in the Marvel universe on the infinity formula (not the same as the SS formula but similar) and they are suddenly turning old too. See Nick Fury in Original Sin. Thats the story. Thats the fun part, not whatever race the temp Cap is.