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New Captain America to be a Filipina American

Marvel Friday unveiled a new Filipina American Captain America, Ari Agbayani.

Games Radar describes Ari as a college student at a private university. She comes to the help of a friend being abused by a wealthy legacy student who escapes the scrutiny of authorities. Ari makes her debut in September.

She is the creation of Alyssa Wong and Jodi Nishijima and is the fourth in a line of local Captain Americas in the five-issue United States of Captain America series. 

“When editor Alanna Smith approached me about creating a new, local Captain America for this series, I immediately knew I wanted to write a Filipino American girl,” Wong said in a statement. “I grew up without a Filipino American community for the most part, so every time I see a Filipino character, I get excited. And getting to create one–a Captain America, even!–feels incredibly special.”

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