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Captain America: Sam Wilson

After Steve Rogers was reverted to his natural age, he entrusted his shield to longtime friend and partner Falcon. Continuing the legacy of a now-decommissioned Rogers, Falcon wore the flag his own way while the Sentinel of Liberty.

All-New Captain America

First Time as Cap

in Captain America (2012) #25

Try this series from the start. Cap is exiled in Arnim Zola’s mutated dimension and later drained of his super soldier serum by ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Iron Nail (issue #21). Sam Wilson is called upon to pick up where an elderly Rogers left off.

Sam’s American Dream

in All-New Captain America (2014) #1

A "spy-fi" action adventure following CAPTAIN AMERICA (2012) #25. Working alongside Dimension Z’s Nomad, Sam rips apart a hidden Hydra stronghold that guards key intelligence.

The Public Test

in Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015) #1

Sam faces the music of public opinion when he "campaigns" across the United States. Juggling duty with expectation, he finds the position doesn’t gel instantly…especially when Steve Rogers puts him to task.

Joining the Ranks

in All-New, All-Different Avengers (2015) #1

Persuaded to join a team, Cap takes on a mentoring position with Thor, Vision and Iron Man in a dual-generation Avengers squad. Teens Nova, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales: Spider-Man learn on the job while facing an overpowered alien threat.

All-New Falcon

in Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015) #6

After he’s converted into a bird/man hybrid by the Sons of the Serpent, teen Joaquin Torres adjusts to a slew of new abilities including a genetic link to falcon Red Wing. Sam makes the natural choice to appoint Joaquin his all-new sidekick.

Avengers Standoff

in Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha (2016) #1

The three Captain Americas past and present—Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson—are drawn into conflict over Pleasant Hill, a psychic penal colony whose core is powered by a human embodiment of the Cosmic Cube.

Kang War One

in Avengers (2016) #1

Their morale shattered by CIVIL WAR II, the Avengers somberly reassemble with a few new faces in the mix. Time warlord Kang has been recklessly causing dimensional pockets, gorgeously captured by artist Mike Del Mundo.

Secret Empire

in Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015) #22

In the most heartrending battle of his life, Sam is pitted against a Cosmic Cube doppelganger of Steve Rogers who has sworn allegiance to Hydra. Read the entire SECRET EMPIRE event, available as a Reading Guide.

Two Heroes, One Mantle

in Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016) #25

Disinterested in embodying the symbol of the shield, Sam steps down as Cap. The final culmination to Sam’s resolution with Steve comes in SECRET EMPIRE (2017) #8-9.

Symbol of Truth

in Captain America: Symbol of Truth (2022) #1

Sam Wilson picks up the shield once more—and enters a world of trouble! Following a lead from Misty Knight, Sam intercepts a mysterious group hijacking what appears to be an empty train. As he digs deeper, he discovers that the plot may be connected to a crucial piece of Captain America history…and, surprisingly, Wakanda. But a greater question lingers: Is the world ready for two Captain Americas?