Go, Marvel!

Not only is Thor being relaunched as a woman, but Captain America is being relaunched as a black man:
Also in November comes All-New Captain America #1. As has been hinted elsewhere, Steve Rogers will find himself unable to take up the mantle of Captain America, leaving someone else to put on the stars and stripes in his place. Because the new Cap appears to be African-American, most experts think it will be Sam Wilson, a.k.a. the Falcon, Cap's friend and longtime partner.

[Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso] doesn't confirm or deny, though he does note that the character in [this image] has "what appears to be something that allows him the gift of flight." He also says that All-New #1—written by Rick Remender and with art by Stuart Immonen—will be "very much a jumping-on point [for people] who both like the Captain America [comic] and really enjoyed the second Captain America movie." (Which featured Anthony Mackie as the Falcon.)
It was later confirmed that Sam Wilson will be the new Captain America. WOOT!

I am a major Falcon-head, and nearly jumped out of my chair for joy when Falcon showed up in Cap 2, so, on the one hand, more Sam Wilson yayayayayay, but, on the other hand, it would have been even better to introduce a whole other character, so that Falcon and the new Cap could hang out together, but I guess two black male superheroes in the same place at the same time would just be TOO radical.

(Spoiler: It would not be too radical.)

Anyway! Good for Marvel for figuratively exploding some more bigoted heads. Thumbs-up.

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