Marvel's New Captain America Is Black, Thor Is A Woman And There's A 'Superior Iron Man' On The Way
Marvel comics has been rolling out some major new changes lately by announcing on Wednesday that in a new Thor series the titular character will now be a woman (not She-Thor, mind you, just 'Thor'). With the previous Thor no longer worthy of carrying his hammer Mjolnir, a mysterious new character will now take the mantle of the mightiest Avenger.
With the new Thor news comes a big change to another Avenger -- Captain America.
Marvel also announced on Wednesday that there will be a new Captain, this time sidekick Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, will carry the red, white and blue shield after Steve Rogers is stripped of his powers in an upcoming issue of the comic. Rogers will go on to become the Cap's boss.
Wilson was first written into the Marvel universe as Falcon in 1969, and will take over in "The All-New Captain America" comic series in November, hot on the heels of the new Thor in October.
"This is it," writer Rick Remender tells Marvel.com. "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."
One big part of Wilson's background as opposed to that of Rogers, is that he'll be a more modern Captain, where Rogers grew up in the 1930s.
The new Captain America suit will also incorporate Falcon's wings.
Marvel followed the news on Friday by unveiling another big change -- this time to Iron Man. The superhero will be getting a new look and Tony Stark will go back to being more egotistical and cocky in "Superior Iron Man."