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Friday, June 21, 2019 

Ta-Nehisi Coates' Captain America series regurgitates Secret Empire yet again

CBR's written a fluff-coated, unobjective synopsis of the 11th issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Captain America series, which continues to keep the unbearable Secret Empire crossover in continuity:
Steve Rogers' journey in the wake of Secret Empire has been quite bumpy. Even though many understood he wasn't the HydraCap who helped take over the Marvel Universe, he still found it hard to win unanimous support back as his face is still that of a ruthless dictator.

With the Power Elite subsequently replacing Hydra as a world power, and the death of Thaddeus Ross pushing Steve (the prime suspect) to turn himself in, the star-spangled Avenger decided it was best [to] resign himself to Myrmidon prison. Cap resigned himself to paying for HydraCap's sins, whether or not he deserves such a cruel fate. Captain America #11, however, sees Sharon Carter and the Daughters of Liberty attempting to break Steve out to fight the rising influence of the Power Elite, only to realize their enemies have another trump card up their sleeve via a twist on a certain legion we saw in the Secret Empire takeover.
Well, it's another demonstration why C.B. Cebulski's as awful an editor as Joe Quesada and Axel Alonso were. He won't un-canonize one of the worst moments in modern Marvel history, and de-canonization of horrible tales is something the MCU could sorely use by now, after all the massive damage to continuity. Why, even the death of Thunderbolt Ross from the Hulk cast could be reversed, as it once was when Peter David was writing the series. For now, if Ross was knocked off again for the sake of such repugnant tales, it serves as yet another contradiction to the jumbled announcement Cebulski made about not using character deaths as a way to promote sales.

Marvel's failure to let go of the grimiest storylines in past history is exactly what'll bring them down, sooner or later.

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This is so unoriginal. They completely ripped off the Cadmus Arc from Justice League Unlimited.

" He won't un-canonize one of the worst moments in modern Marvel history, and de-canonization of horrible tales is something the MCU could sorely use by now, after all the massive damage to continuity."

Uncanonizing tales is damaging to continuity by definition.

I guess we have to destroy continuity in order to save it.

It's a Captain America-centered crossover that dealt a heavy blow to the character, it ain't like it was back in the old days where devastating events like this were gone within an issue or two.

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