So there are spoilers. Run away now.
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.
You can see where this is heading, right?
Seriously, look away now. Your last chance for what is coming…
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.