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On Wednesday night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert lamented the upcoming end of Steve Rogers as Captain America, running through the complicated plot of how Rogers loses his super-solider serum and immediately ages 65 years. With Rogers out of the picture, Colbert noted, Marvel Comics needs a new Captain America, not-subtly hinting that he would be a great man for the job.
Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada came out and quickly dashed Colbert's hopes — the new Captain America is, of course, Sam Wilson, or the Falcon, Rogers' longtime ally. "Well, if there is one bird associated with America, it is the falcon," deadpanned a disappointed Colbert. There followed some banter about how Wilson is black and Quesada, like Colbert, "doesn't see color." Then Colbert noted that Marvel needs a new Falcon, and you can guess probably what happens next. --Peter Weber
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