Marvel names new CaptainLOS ANGELES - The new Captain America will be an African-American.
Marvel Comics’ chief creative officer Joe Quesada says superhero Sam ``The Falcon’’ Wilson will take over as the patriotic Avenger in an upcoming installment of the long-running comic book series.
He made the announcement Wednesday during an appearance on Comedy Central’s ``The Colbert Report.’’
Wilson first appeared as winged superhero Falcon in 1969 and was one of comics’ first African-American superheroes.
The change will come this November in ``All-New Captain America’’ No. 1.
The character was recently portrayed by actor Anthony Mackie in the film ``Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’’
Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort says former Captain America Steve Rogers will be a mentor and strategic adviser to Wilson as he takes on the new role.