We Have a New Captain America!

No, Chris Evans didn’t get fired from his gig as Captain America on the big screen. The headline refers to Marvel’s announcement of a new Captain America comics. As of November 2014, Captain America will no longer be Steve Rogers as the mantle has been passed to Sam Wilson (The Falcon). The new Captain America will make his debut in All-New Captain America #1 by writer Rick Remender (Captain America, Uncanny Avengers) and artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men).

“Sam wants to lead by example. To help people see their own selfishness and to turn it around,” explained Remender, commenting on Sam’s new mission. “To build better communities, to never forget the little guy.”

“Sam follows his heart and his belief in what the American dream means and how it belongs to everyone,” Remender added.

So what happens to Steve Rogers? According to Marvel’s official announcement, Rogers will be taking on new job duties. “Steve’s spirit is as willing as ever, but his body is no longer up to the task of being Captain America. So he’ll employ his skills as the new Cap’s remote strategic advisor, running Cap’s missions from his headquarters in Avengers Mansion and providing Sam with technical support and field information from a distance,” said Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “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.”

The New Captain America is Sam Wilson
Sam Wilson is Captain America

-By Rebecca Murray

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