Why would the creators of Captain America, issue #1 have such a twist in the story? Fans of the Marvel character were not happy with this latest plot twist in the released comic book today. It looked to me like they were outraged based on the hashtag that just came out. The last thing this hero needed was any tie to Hydra and the Nazi’s.
While every story needed a new path, this one went too far. Sometimes, being that far out on a limb can kill a series of any type. Even though Sailor Moon barely lasted five seasons in Japan, it only survived three in the United States. Both backers, Viacom and Dic withdrew their support after not liking the direction the series took. At least the creators of Inuyasha knew to end their cartoon series with the completion of graphic novel #356, but the novels continued until the fight was over with Naraku.
These critics of the Captain America comic were right to be so outraged.
- It tarnished the symbol that he stood for
- The line between good and evil were blurred
- It went against the true nature of his character
As a fan of the man in the red, white and blue, he should pick a side because this was just wrong. Even the Man of Steel had an out when it looked like he played both sides of the fence. Those enemies didn’t realize that, like Batman, Superman had brains. Neither of them went into battle unprepared. Note Batman’s suit in their last movie. Did Captain America have an out when dealing with the Hydra and the Nazis? Let’s hope so, otherwise the colors of his crime fighter’s suit should be changed.
In the last few days, there was a campaign to give Captain America a boyfriend. What were people of today thinking, making every crime fighter gay because getting married and having babies were risky enough as normal humans? Before modern conveniences like artificial insemination, two men having babies was impossible. It still is without a surrogate female to carry their child. Two men couldn’t produce an egg! This was a new and unexplored avenue also. Something The 700 Club did not like. A lot of others didn’t either.
Before anyone decided to abandon this superhero, they should read the whole story. There were more than two sides to it. There were Nazis and Jews that fought in Hitler’s army just like there were Germans that fought on the side of the Allies. Let’s hope it didn’t hurt his popularity as a crime fighter.