Sam Wilson Confirms What Every Captain America Shares & It’s Perfect

Sam Wilson Confirms What Every Captain America Shares & It's Perfect

Steve Rogers is one of many people who have taken up the mantle of Captain America, and Sam Wilson confirms the one thing they all have in common.

Warning! This article contains spoilers for Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1

Since Steve Rogers first took up the mantle, there have been a number of alternate iterations of Captain America, including Rogers’ successor Sam Wilson who recently confirmed what every version of Captain America has in common – and it’s perfect.

Sam Wilson first became Captain America in Captain America #25 by Rick Remender, Carlos Pacheco, and Stuart Immonen. After Steve Rogers was deprived of his Super Soldier Serum, he quickly began to age into an old man, resulting in him having to step down as Captain America and pass the torch to Falcon who merged the Captain America look with his pre-existing wingsuit. While Steve was able to take up the shield once again in a later issue, Sam Wilson made the title of Captain America his own and still wears the star and stripes to this day.

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In Captain America: Symbol of Truth by Tochi Onyebuchi and R.B. Silva, Sam Wilson’s Captain America and Joaquín Torres’ Falcon are on a mission to stop a criminal organization from transporting Super Soldier Serum using intel they were given by Misty Knight. When the criminals seemingly launch an ambush against Falcon and Captain America, Sam is knocked unconscious – at which point the issue takes fans to the moment when Misty first tells Sam about the illegal shipment of the Super Soldier Serum, which turns out to be more revealing than originally assumed. Wilson meets with Misty to go over the details of the mission, and during the conversation Knight makes an offer for him to join her freelance team and make some real money with his skill set and give up being Captain America. Sam tells her that he could never put down the shield, saying, “I enjoy punching Nazis too much” to which Misty replies, “Typical Captain America #%$&.”

Sam Wilson reveals what every Captain America has in common.

While Sam’s comment may seem flippant, it was actually incredibly telling as to what truly makes someone Captain America. Going back to the origin of the character, Captain America is literally punching Hitler in the face on the cover of Captain America Comics #1, an iconic image drawn by Jack Kirby. That image was distributed to the masses during World War II in 1941, and even after more than eighty years, that picture still perfectly encapsulates what Captain America stands for: punching Nazis – something confirmed by Same Wilson’s comment in this issue.

From Captain America’s origin showing Steve Rogers punching Hitler in the face to Sam Wilson’s continuation of the Nazi-punching tradition, Sam confirms what every Captain America shares, and it is absolutely perfect.

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 Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1 is now available from Marvel Comics.

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