He did, then comics were just like “Whatever, this shock money has been earned, he’s fine now”.
Which is what they’ll be doing with this.
This is just Cap’s other sidekick taking up the mantle while Steve is going through some shit.
Same thing happened to his first sidekick, Bucky, who was also Captain America before.
This isn’t even the first black Captain America anyway.
You know what really gets me about this, is that people are really butt-hurting around about the black thing when that shouldn’t even matter. And i’m not saying Marvel didn’t do this on purpose, i’m saying that despite that it still shouldn’t matter.
Falcon, who has been a Cap ally and sidekick for decades, is taking up the mantle and he just happens to be black, the first Cap sidekick for decades who took up the mantle was Bucky, who was white, and no one really gave a fuck about that.
If Falcon was white, and this same thing played out, the level of bitching by people claiming to be “non-racists” would be at a noticeable minimum, based on that fact.
But because Falcon isn’t white(hell he could have been hispanic or Asian), people want to start bitching and moaning about it, more than about the fact that Cap is being replaced for a time.
I don’t know who to be more annoyed by. The people who actually read comics and should know the deal by now, or the people who don’t and should start assuming about shit they know nothing about outside of a few movies and shows. I’m not claiming to be comic guru #1 or anything, but damn.