Marvel Comics has announced who will be behind the shield when the All-New Captain America #1 lands on store shelves in November.

The publisher announced that Sam Wilson, The Falcon, will assume the role of Captain America, in the series written by Rick Rememder with art by Stuart Immonen.

Addressing how Sam Wilson will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Steve Rogers, Remender says, “Sam wants to lead by example. To help people see their own selfishness and to turn it around. To build better communities, to never forget the little guy.”  Remender continues, “Sam follows his heart and his belief in what the American dream means and how it belongs to everyone.”


In the press release announcing this move, the company asks us to wonder what will happen with Steve Rogers.

Executive Editor Tom Brevoort says, “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. 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.”

I’m more interested to know who the new The Falcon will be – isn’t THAT the question that is on everyone’s mind?

UPDATE: Of course a close look at the above image shows Sam wearing both The Falcon and Captain America costumes at the same time. Now THAT is going to be an interesting story to tell.

All-New Captain America #1 arrives in November, just a few short weeks after the debut of the all-new Thor.

via Marvel

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  1. Kirby
    July 17, 2014 at 9:17 am — Reply

    I like the blending of the costumes, bets on getting an Iron Man announcement in the next day or two?

  2. Russ Catt
    July 17, 2014 at 9:32 am — Reply

    That’s pretty awesome. I hope this sticks for longer than Bucky-Cap.

  3. July 17, 2014 at 10:06 am — Reply

    Wait, its a winged Cap? Captain Falcon, I presume. Overall, if Captain America needs to be replaced, this is the right guy to do it. Hes actually a good choice (opposite to Thor) for a legacy character.

  4. July 17, 2014 at 10:29 am — Reply

    Wait. Shield *and* Wings? Sign me up!

    Also, I bet at some point someone suggests Falcon as Cap should be called American Eagle.


  5. zaranblack
    July 17, 2014 at 10:39 am — Reply

    This would have a lot more impact with me if I knew they weren’t going to change it back in a year.

  6. Liam
    July 17, 2014 at 11:43 am — Reply

    I think the wing should have been white, like on Cap’s mask. Wonder how he’s going to use the shield in conjunction with his wings.

  7. Ian
    July 17, 2014 at 5:05 pm — Reply

    Would Much prefer he just wore the Cap costume. No wings or cheesey goggles

  8. Rob
    July 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm — Reply

    I like that Sam isn’tgiving up his own identity to be the new cap seems like he intendes to remain his own man while honouring Steve’s legacy.

  9. b003
    July 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    I really thought that was gonna be Super Patriots sidekick Starbuck.

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