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Thursday, June 01, 2017 

Marvel's Memorial Day tribute was badly timed

For Memorial Day, Marvel posted a special item with Captain America. But according to Heat Street, it backfired because of the fact that, at this moment, they're still depicting Steve Rogers as a nazi in the Secret Empire crossover:
Obviously, Captain America—the World War II super-solider turned modern-day Avenger—should be the perfect choice for a patriotic tribute. Except, this year, Marvel introduced a new arc for the Captain America character called “Secret Empire.” Steve Rogers, the ultimate American soldier, is revealed to be a super-secret sleeper agent, undermining SHIELD and its affiliates from the inside, in order to help the Nazi-affiliated baddies, Hydra.

That’s right, Captain America is a Nazi now, and Marvel’s fans—including some American military veterans—thought that severely compromised Marvel’s intentions.
The writer has a point here. It's hard to take the Memorial Day tribute seriously when a whole gaggle of ultra-leftists took it upon themselves to depict Kirby/Simon's creation so negatively.
Other users suggested that perhaps for the time being, Marvel swap out Captain America for another patriotic hero, like Sam Wilson, the former soldier who became Cap’s Avenger colleague Falcon.
Unfortunately, the series starring Sam in the costume is so clogged with its own share of nasty leftism, there's no point in bothering. At the end of this article, the writer says:
...Captain America, the Avengers symbol of the pure morality, is, at this point, irreparably tarnished.
Given that Steve Rogers is a fictional character and thus not guilty of the change forced onto him, I must firmly disagree with that statement. But I can say that Marvel's caused so much embarrassment over the past year, it'll be difficult for anybody to trust them to fully abandon the loathsome direction they took and distance themselves from writers like Nick Spencer, whose very name could be enough to make readers shudder and back away from whatever he writes in the forseeable future. Only by parting ways with Joe Quesada and Axel Alonso, for example, will they be able to set at least some things right again.

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