Read the post where I discuss the comic itself by clicking here. You are gonna have to read that post to understand this one unless you already have read the comic. Just remember that this post and yesterday’s post both contain spoilers. As in, major spoilers. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
Zeesh! This reveals is very… heartbreaking. This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Star-Spangled Man with a Plan, and they made Steve Rogers a hydra.
Straight off the bat, I would just like to point out that this is not a spontaneous one-second decision. This has been planned for quite a long time. In fact, the creator says that this has been planned since 2014. This was being set up for quite a long time with the whole thing about Sam Wilson becoming Captain America and the whole Pleasant Hill storyline. So I would just like to stop any potential They just had an idea and executed it without even thinking about it comments.
Oh yeah, and Steve isn’t just working undercover as a double-agent, because right before he said Hail Hydra, he killed a fellow hero, Jack Flag. To be honest, I’m not really going to be speculating much in this post, because we still need to wait until issue 2 of this series comes out. Then I might help myself to some guesswork.
So, what do I think about this reveal? Should they have done it? It sure depends on what the climax is going to be. If it turns out that Steve was secretly a Hydra since 1940, I probably won’t be very impressed. If it turns out that Steve was brainwashed or something, I think that this will be a great storyline.
On the Major Spoilers Podcast, they discussed a really fun theory, that maybe those memories of that woman saving his life and giving his mother the leaflet never actually happened, but they were put into Steve’s head as part of the brainwashing. This would make us feel even worse about people like Robbie dying.
Now, the executive producer said that this isn’t anything like that and that Steve really was a Hydra all this time. Just that he said it, does not make it canon. It is extremely possible that he is only saying this to cover up an even bigger reveal later on in the series.
So, overall I think that this is a very brave decision. I absolutely respect MARVEL for doing it, but it will be good if they don’t ruin Steve Rogers as a character.
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