Redwing (Marvel Comics)

Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Captain America #117
(September 1969)
Created by Stan Lee (writer)
Gene Colan (artist)
In-story information
Species Falcon
Team affiliations Avengers
Pet Avengers
Partnerships Falcon
Abilities Telepathic link with Sam Wilson

Redwing is a fictional bird appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Primarily a supporting character of Falcon, the character exists within Marvel's main shared universe, known as the Marvel Universe.

Redwing appears as a drone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain America: Civil War.

Publication history

Redwing debuted alongside the Falcon in Captain America #117 and was created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan.

Powers and abilities

In his earliest appearances Redwing exhibits a close bond with Sam Wilson, which is confirmed as being a telepathic link by Professor X in Captain America #174 . The Red Skull later reveals that he had used the Cosmic Cube to create a "super-normal mental link" between Sam Wilson and Redwing.[1] Falcon later recalled the experience, stating "Hurt like hell. Being mentally fused with that falcon. Able to see through his eyes."[2]

In other media




  1. Englehart, Steve. Captain America #186. Marvel Comics, 1975
  2. Johns, Geoff. Avengers vol. 3 #60. Marvel Comics, 2003
  3. "Marvel Super Hero Squad Voice Cast". Comics Continuum. 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
  4. (May 8, 2016), "Captain America Civil War: The Falcon and Red Wing Explained," Retrieved October 21, 2016

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