A Most Unexpected Marvel Death In All-New Captain America

So there are spoilers. Run away now.

All-New Captain America #5 (2015) - Page 15Sam Wilson recently became the new Captain America, in the wake of Steve Rogers being aged to his natural state and losing his powers.

That's Sam Wilson, The Falcon. Recently seen in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie. And now taking the lead.

He doesn't die.

In fact we meet Nomad again, revealing to Sam Wilson that he is still alive. So happy happy for now.

The Falcon has a long history in the Marvel Universe since the late sixties, some of it being rewritten. Originally seen with his own falcon Redwing with whom he had a very close connection. At one point, it was revealed that Sam Wilson was a mutant with a psychic link with his bird, which got retconned into being a psychic link forged by the Red Skull, a link he has been able to extent to other birds. Which can come in handy.

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You can see where this is heading, right?

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Seriously, look away now. Your last chance for what is coming…

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And look who is missing in the upcoming Pet Avengers..?


The death of Redwing folks. 1969 to 2015. Not bad for a bird. I guess he doesn't have a Redwing in the movies, so…

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. With an Irish Invasion signing and exhibition starting this Saturday, with Nick Roche.


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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