New Captain America Will Be Black

Falcon (left) and Captain America,1975
Falcon (left) and Captain America,1975
Falcon (left) and Captain America (circa 1975)

 

(TIME) – Just a day after Marvel revealed that the new Thor will be a woman.

Another day, another announcement that Marvel is diversifying its heroes.

Just one day after announcing that its new Thor would be a woman, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada appeared on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report to announce that the new Captain America would be a black man.

Quesada told Colbert on Wednesday night that the character Sam Wilson, who comic book fans might already know as The Falcon, would be taking over the role of Captain America in a new series launching in October.

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