Marvel is replacing Steve Rogers with the first black Captain America

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Marvel is making big changes this year. In a special announcement made on the Colbert Report this evening, the comics giant is preparing to have Steve Rogers pass his star-spangled shield on to Sam Wilson, making Wilson (otherwise known as the Falcon) the first black Captain America. This shift comes only a day after Marvel revealed plans to change yet another founding Avenger, Thor, into a woman this fall, and follows with Marvel’s overall push for more diversity in its biggest titles.

That Colbert got to announce the change is altogether fitting; Cap’s shield has been on display on the show since early 2007, ever since Marvel “bequeathed” the shield to the host after Steve Rogers’ assumed death in the aftermath of the Civil War event…

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