Captain America and The Falcon #134

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With #134, The Falcon becomes the first black superhero to get his name on a title.  Yeah, he’s under Cap–but in the book they are truly partners.  Equals.  Falcon is still written in a stilted, stereotypical fashion, but his character saves Cap as often as it is the other way around, and the two truly seem to make decisions on an equal basis.

captain america and the falcon on a motorcyleIt is indeed totally cool that Falcon got masthead-level attention.  It’s not as cool that suddenly Cap’s stories all had to involve Harlem crimelords.  But whatever.  Check out this typo, where Falc tells Cap to watch out but then Cap blocks the bullet from hitting Falcon instead of himself.

Even if he does have to ride bitch.

Also: I can’t wait until Falcon ditches the awful green costume.

Creators: Stan Lee and Gene Colan
Grade: B

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