CHANGE IS GOOD
Hot on the heels of announcing Thor’s sex change, Marvel reveals that another iconic character will get a “re-mix” as well. Ladies, Gentlemen, Bois & Gurls, the mantle of Captain America will now be taken up by former Falcon, Sam Wilson.
THIS? I can get behind. From my understanding (as someone who doesn’t read the Avenger’s books), Steve Rogers suffered being aged dramatically in their most recent battle and can no longer hold the mantle of Captain America. His long time bestie, Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon) steps up to the plate and dons the Red, White & Blue. The really kind of cool thing about all this is that Sam incorporates his “Falcon Wings” into the classic suit. I don’t know about you, but if I were a bad guy and I had a flying Cap throw that indestructible shield from way up high? I’d be shitting my pants real good. Death from Above, Party of One?
Steve Rogers is sticking around though to play as mentor to Sam Wilson in his new role and advise from the safety of Avenger’s Headquarters wearing a snuggie and eating soft foods. We’re talking some Bruce Wayne/Terry McGinnis action here. Batman Beyond, anyone?
I might just have to pick up some of these comics and follow this one as it develops. I just LIVE for these kind of “mentoring the noobie” storylines.
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