Marvel unveils African American Captain America

July 17, 2014 11:02 PM

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Marvel unveils African American Captain America

Superhero Sam "The Falcon" Wilson will take over as the patriotic Avenger in an upcoming installment of the long-running comic book series, Marvel Comics chief creative officer Joe Quesada said Wednesday during an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."

Wilson first appeared as winged superhero Falcon in 1969 and was one of the first African-American superheroes.

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