First I speculated. And named him Falcap.
Then I had a proper source. And looked at the current media impact of the character.
And now tonight’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert will announce a new Marvel title. Much as The View did yesterday.
I reckon the news is that Sam Wilson, The Falcon is the new Captain America. We are getting a new Captain America #1. With Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen as creators.
And, yes, giving us a black Captain America.
Colbert has a long history with Marvel Comics, and the Captain America shield on his show was presented to him by Marvel CCO Joe Quesada. Quesada is back doing the honours tonight.
Of course, how Colbert will take to a black Captain America is anyone’s guess. After all we know he doesn’t see race, just that people tell him that he’s white because he could be the next Captain America.
There are so many ways it could go…
We have a black Captain America. A female Thor. Who’s next? I’ll see if I can find out…