Captain America and The Falcon #134 (1971): 1st Stone Face


With #134, The Falcon gets his name on the 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.

It 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.  And it’s not as cool that Cap is still acting like Falcon can’t take care of himself.

Anyway, the bad black guy this issue is “Stone Face.” He’ll be around for a little bit.

But whatever.  It’s still cool–and rare–for a black character to get title billing.

Cap is not funny. Someone needs to tell him to stop telling dad jokes.

captain america and the falcon on a motorcyle

Even if he does have to ride bitch.

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

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