It’s the comics. Anything is possible. Characters come back from the dead. Characters change sex. Characters become gods. Even a shocking twist like Captain America being part of an evil group all along doesn’t surprise us anymore. Spoilers ahead. Captain America was a…
For seventy-five years, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Captain America was a beacon of the very best ideals of America, but now he has become something else. It was all a lie. Steve Rogers was really an undercover agent for Hydra – or so Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 would have us believe.
Marvel editor Tom Brevoort said “Issue 2 kind of winds the clock back a little bit and lays out exactly how and why things are the way they are. And it lays out a roadmap for where things are headed in the future. At this point, I don’t want to say too much definitively because I want people to read the comic books. But people will be able to connect the dots and follow the trail of breadcrumbs.”
“On the most fundamental level that the most trusted hero in the Marvel universe is now secretly a deep-cover Hydra operative, a fact that’s really only known to the readers and to him,” related Brevoort. “That makes every interaction he has with anyone take on a second layer, a second meaning.”
So Captain America was a spy for Hydra all along? Not sure I buy it, but hey it will sell books. This sort of thing always does. I just hope they don’t incorporate this into the movies.
Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 Preview:
He’s back! The original Sentinel of Liberty returns, with a new shield, a new team, and a new mission! And he’s not the only one who’s back! Like the saying goes– cut off one LIMB, two more will take its place! HAIL HYDRA!