Falcon (Samuel Thomas “Sam” Wilson) is a fictional superhero showing up in American comic books distributed by Marvel Comics. The character was introduced writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Gene Colan, and presented in Captain America #117 (Sept. 1969). As the hero Falcon, Wilson utilizes mechanical wings to fly, and has constrained clairvoyant and empathic authority over feathered creatures. Following Steve Rogers‘ retirement, Wilson turns into the most current Captain America and leader of the Avengers.

Falcon (Sam Wilson)

Publication Information

PublisherMarvel comics
First AppearanceCaptain America #117 (September 1969)
Created byStan lee
Gene Colan

In-story Information

Alter egoSamuel Thomas “Sam” Wilson
Team AffiliationsAvengers
“Defenders for a Day”
Heroes for Hire
Mighty Avengers
Avengers Unity Squad
PartnershipsCaptain America
Notable aliases“Snap” Wilson, Falcon, Blackwing, Blackbird, Captain America
AbilitiesExcellent bird trainer
Skilled martial artist and gymnast
Flight via wing harness
Empathic link with pet falcon
Limited control over birds
Ability to see through the eyes of nearby birds

Wilson’s deceased nephew was the Incredible Hulk’s at some point sidekick Jim Wilson, one of the first transparently HIV-positive comic-book characters. Jim Wilson’s dad Gideon Wilson would proceed to join the Gamma Corps. Sam likewise has guardians named Paul and Darlene Wilson, a sister named Sarah Casper, a nephew named Jody Toby Casper, and an anonymous niece.

Anthony Mackie depicts Sam Wilson/Falcon in the 2014 Marvel Studios film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and repeats his job in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and is set to repeat his job in Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Powers abilities and equipments


In his earliest appearances , Wilson displays a nearby bond with his feathered creature Redwing, which is confirmed as being a telepathic link Professor X in Captain America #174. The Red Skull later uncovers that he had utilized the Cosmic Cube to make a “super-typical mental connection” between Sam Wilson and Redwing. Falcon later reviewed the experience, expressing “Hurt like hell. Being mentally fused with that falcon. Able to see through his eyes.

Wilson in the long run uncovered that he has had the capacity to expand this empathic connection. “I’m in every case mystically associated with Redwing, yet through fixation, I’ve as of late taken advantage of another capacity – I’m ready to connect up with different winged creatures. … I have more than six billion sets of eyes in the United States alone.” He utilized this capacity to rapidly seek New York City when the criminal Scarecrow grabbed two children, just as to keep an eye on Senator Dell Rusk (really the Red Skull in mask) and Henry Peter Gyrich. He is additionally evidently ready to get to the recollections of winged creatures, and see things they had seen before (despite the fact that flying creatures have an alternate idea of the progression of time, which makes it troublesome for him to know when any occasions they saw occurred).


Wilson is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained in Judo and Karate by Steve Rogers. Wilson is also highly-skilled in the use of Captain America‘s shield.

Uniform and flight harness

Wilson’s unique Falcon wing saddle included separable fly controlled lightweight flyer wings made of lightweight titanium ribbing and Mylar. The wings were covered with wafer-thin solar power receptors that convert sunlight into electricity to power miniature high-speed electric turbine fans in his uniform and boots. The wings detached and reattached to his uniform cybernetically. The harness was destroyed in Captain America and the Falcon #2 (2004). The uniform was made of synthetic stretch fabric lined with a steel-alloy mesh

After the first flying saddle’s obliteration in a 2004 storyline, the Black Panther provided Falcon with another outfit and wings. A producer exhibit on Falcon’s back makes holographic “hard light” wings with a most extreme wingspan of up to 50 feet (15 m).

Controlled by a cybernetic link, the wings can be instantly reconfigured into “dozens of different cruise configurations”. A “magnetic drive”, in turn, provides the thrust needed to get Falcon airborne. The producer likewise has GPS sticking gadgets that counteract satellite following, while the hard-light wings meddle with infra-red following.

A vibranium microweave was added to the costume itself, making Falcon resistant to little arms fire. The entire system is controlled mentally through cybernetic circuitry in the Falcon’s mask. The costume has in the past featured a hidden “talon,” a cybernetically controlled grappling line built into the gauntlets of his costume which he uses to entangle opponents, hook objects, or for swinging and climbing when his wings are detached. The costume’s visors come outfitted with various capacities, including infrared focal points, enabling him to see questions by their infrared mark around evening time, amplification abilities, and remote imaging sensors that permit an entire 360 level of vision when actuated. The cowl likewise has a wide band beneficiary and transmitter with an unspecified range. The suit was originally built by the Black Panther, with costume modifications by Desmond Burrell.