#CapIsNotHydra: Fans Reject Controversial 'Captain America' Comics Spoiler

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Fans react to the latest 'Captain America' spoiler in the comics. VIA: Twitter

In a move straight out of the Internet’s most putrid creative dregs, edgelords Tom Brevoort (Marvel executive editor) and Nick Spencer (Marvel writer) have taken Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 and revealed the dire, hidden, shocking truth of Captain America's background: Captain America is a Hydra sleeper agent. Turns out that Steve Rogers was a Hydra agent... all along!!!!

Despite the Captain America reveal’s obvious status as one of the most cheap, petty and transparent grabs for cash, readership and attention in recent comics memory, Brevoort has gone the rounds to assure readers that this is definitely, absolutely not a gimmick. In fact, Brevoort says in a Time interview, this twist has been in the making for years.

“Every single month, whether it’s a run of the mill month for Captain America or an extraordinary month, our job is to put him in situations that place that character under some degree of pressure and see how he reacts to that. And hopefully our readers are surprised, shocked, elated, see something of themselves, learn something about themselves. To say it’s a gimmick implies that it’s done heedlessly just to shock,” said Brevoort.

Yes, that’s what you’re doing, said fans in response, trending Steve Rogers, #CapIsNotHydra and #MarvelDoesntDeserveCap on Twitter:











Brevoort hustled for that comics readership money, stating, “The proof is always going to be in the execution. So you’ll have to read the rest of the story to see. But I certainly believe it’s not a gimmick. It’s a story that we spent a long time on, that’s compelling and captures the zeitgeist of the world. It will make readers wonder how the heck we’ll get out of this.”

Brevoort also explained that writer Spencer is “a Capitol Hill head,” and Hydra’s fiery anti-immigrant rhetoric is a purposeful echo of the hate speech that’s everywhere this election. So what’s worse than a bad, tacky idea? How about a ham-handed interpretation of it that labors to make the world’s most obvious statement seem like a pinpoint truth bomb that will rock your little soul with revelation? It turns out that the real fascists were in our own hearts all along. Bam! Kapow! Your move, America.

Judging by the look on his face, living Captain America avatar Chris Evans wasn’t too impressed by the ever-so-shocking twist, either:



“The idea of Captain America means something very primal and very strong to the people of this nation, and they have a very visceral reaction when you get to something like that,” Brevoort said to USA Today . Much like an internet troll crowing over rustled jimmies, Brevoort added, “You want people to feel and react to your story. So far, so good.”

Looking forward to the reveal that Luke Cage is a KKK sleeper agent. Giving you that one for free, Marvel! What’s next? Is Daredevil actually a clone of Martin Luther, pulling the strings of the Catholic Church for centuries? Was Wakanda actually founded by Hydra agents? Is the Black Panther white? Is Wolverine responsible for killing all the bees ? Poor Bucky. He’s lost everything, even his plot.

Regardless of how the story turns out (it’s comics, where nothing’s permanent and the retcons don’t matter), praising a writer for taking risks is a painfully elementary response to an idea that’s distasteful at best and morally, creatively bankrupt at worst. Praising a toddler for taking a shit is one thing, but no one’s too excited when they soil the carpet.

“We knew it would be like slapping people in the face,” said Brevoort.

Spoiler image below:

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Shocking!! Photo: (c) Marvel
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