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Falcon

Get to know the All-New Captain America! In this Character Close Up, discover the origin of Falcon, and witness his most heroic moments!

Falcon's Greatest Moments

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Falcon's first appearance

in Captain America (1968) #117

When the Red Skull comes into possession of the Cosmic Cube, Captain America is aided by a young man who trains birds. Sam Wilson dreams of becoming a hero, and his moment of glory arrives once Cap sees his pure heart.

Partner

in Captain America (1968) #133

Falcon becomes the official partner of Captain America. Before he was a full-fledged Avenger, Wilson was the sidekick to America's most beloved hero.

A Gift From Black Panther

in Captain America (1968) #170

Falcon takes flight after receiving his first pair of wings from Black Panther! As a child, Sam Wilson had dreamed of soaring over rooftops like the birds he had trained. Now, with detachable wings forged from Wakandan titanium, Falcon flies for the first time.

Sam's Past

in Captain America (1968) #186

A special issue that reveals more of Falcon's backstory. Find out who Sam got his heroic aspirations from, and see how the bumps of his past led to the triumphs of his present.

One of Earth's Mightiest

in Avengers (1963) #181

Falcon is approached by Henry Gyrich to join Earth's Mightiest Heroes. However, the offer comes only after a federal law is enacted to recruit minority superheroes. In the face of racial inequity, will Sam still accept a bid to the Avengers?

Ultimate Falcon

in Ultimate Nightmare (2004) #1

Discover the Falcon of the Ultimate Universe. After the world falls into chaos from a psychic attack, Nick Fury must recruit a team of heroes to maintain order. Sam Wilson is a hard-edged military man with a set of bionic wings in his backpack. Will Ultimate Falcon be able to save the world from a growing menace?

Civil War

in New Avengers (2004) #21

Following the passing of the Superhuman Registration Act, super beings must take a stand for what they believe in. Falcon shows his true colors as hero, when he defends Captain America from overzealous protest. Falcon vs. The Court of Public Opinion!

Spy

in Avengers (1998) #64

A Falcon-centric issue that reveals the full nature of Sam Wilson's abilities. Captain America requests that Falcon keep a close watch over Henry Gyrich, but this close surveillance soon leads to conflict.

Taking Down Spider-Man

in Captain America (1968) #137

Captain America and Falcon take on Spider-Man! Determined to prove his worth to Cap, Falcon relentlessly pursues the masked menace known as Spider-Man.