Posted July 17, 2014 by Yuri Mangahas in Comics

MARVEL Reveals New Captain America’s Identity, Unveils AVENGERS NOW! Initiative!

Just heels away from the announcement of a female Thor from ABC’s talk show The View, Marvel exec Joe Quesada took it to the weeknight comedy news program The Colbert Report to drop a new bomb regarding Captain America, as well as the future of their comic book properties. And there are A LOT.

Ready? You better be. Sure? Alright, here goes.

First up, Quesada formally unveiled the identity of the new Captain America as none other than Sam Wilson, otherwise known as the Falcon. His suit is a variant of the Marvel NOW! Cap design, with the inclusion of his red wings.

He then followed it up with an announcement about their upcoming Avengers NOW! initiative. Here’s the sitch: They will be rolling out a third wave of new Marvel NOW! books, with Iron Man, Captain America and Thor all getting #1 issues, and more focus being placed on the likes of Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and Scarlet Witch who are all set to appear in upcoming Marvel Studios movies. Also, as you can see from the image below, it would seem that Angela is not the new female Thor as we’d thought. It was also mentioned that a renewed focus will also be placed on Medusa, Inferno, Deathlok and the Winter Soldier, with more than ten titles (not all necessarily solo) already in the planning stages.

Also, Marvel EIC Axel Alonso also teased to Entertainment Tonight a new Iron Man title in the veins of Superior Spider-Man. Entitled Superior Iron Man, the new series will see a “reinvigorated” Tony Stark with a new purpose in life, as he treads down to San Francisco. The banner shows a new armor as well, which is seemingly based on Ultron.“The newly-transformed Superior Iron Man has very ambitious plans for the city that some of its residents embrace, but not all. Like the Superior Spider-Man, Superior Iron Man is a character that’s hard to root for.” The series will be written by Tom Taylor and drawn by Yildiray Cinar.

We’ll hear more about all of this throughout Comic-Con, but for now what do you guys think of the changes?

Yuri Mangahas

Yuri is magnanimously juggling between two managerial jobs: A technical manager position for an advertising/copy-writing company, and an associate editorial position for a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Nevertheless, he still finds time taking photos and seeking for geek nirvana.