While I am up to date with everything Marvel (Movies, TV, and Netflix), I’m not familiar in the comic book territory. There’s just a library of Marvel comics and I’m not heavily involved in that area. I know some major plot points that have happened in the comics (thank you, internet!). However, I think that this new Captain America comic that was released a few days ago, is a must topic to discuss about.
Steve Rogers Captain America #1 revealed that not only Steve wields a new shield, but he’s been a deep undercover agent for Hydra all along…..WHAT!? Marvel created this character back in 1941, a time when the nation was involved in World War 2. Back then, this character was a symbol of justice, freedom and hope during a time when the nation was fighting against Hitler and Germany. The comic reflected the nation’s battles by having Steve Rogers/Captain America leading a strike against the fictional rogue German science division, Hydra. Almost 70 years later, come to find out Rogers was and always has been a Hydra agent?? Huh??
Like I said before, I don’t read much comics so I don’t have a strong valid case to back up why Captain America shouldn’t be a Hydra Agent. But, a part of me wants to buy this comic and find out how this new revelation and story arc will come to be. I do have a lot of opinions on the subject matter.
The writers and Marvel executive producer have their reasons, but I think that this is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard of. Out of all the stories they can write, they chose to do this? As I die hard fan of Captain America for almost 6 years, it turns out I’ve been worshiping a Nazi all along?? Captain America stands for so much in the Marvel universe. On the same side of the coin, he’s somewhat like Superman from the DC comics. They have different powers and abilities but their integrity and values are similar to each other. They’re both leaders for their respective groups, Justice League and Avengers. Most importantly, they lead by example and audiences and characters want to have that same kind of moral that Captain America and Superman have. The Marvel team simply crushed every moral and value Captain America stood for by writing this new comic. Fans all over the world have been sending hate mail to them shouting that this is absolutely ludicrous. I know this is a ridiculous thing to be fussing about but the marvel universe is important to me. The characters and stories they tell are all amazing and I respect every writer and executive that has produced these comics. This one huge thing, though, is just crazy and I’m still processing and thinking on how will this affect everything long term. All I can do is wish that Captain America will be on the right side of things in the end. What do you all think?