Comic book fans, we have some really, really bad news for you.
We know that Captain America aka Steve Rogers walked away as a less-than-glorified hero in “Captain America: Civil War“, but it is nothing compared to this twist Marvel has just unleashed on all comic book enthusiasts.
Warning: Spoilers up ahead! Don’t read if you don’t want your comic book experience to be ruined!
“Captain America: Steve Rogers #1”, the new Captain America comic book series, was released yesterday (Wednesday, 25th May) and it is already offending thousands of fans worldwide as the fan favourite was revealed as one of the bad guys.
Yes, you read that right.
Captain America has secretly been a HYDRA agent since he was a kid. He even murdered Jack Flag, an alliance of the Captain, before declaring his allegiance to the terrorist organisation.
There, we dropped the bombshell.
And no, Marvel is not softening the twist.
Marvel’s executive editor, Tom Brevoort, said:
(He is) actually Steve Rogers, not a duplicate or a clone or a robot or anything like that.
The writer of the aforementioned comic book, Nick Spencer, has also confirmed the fact.
Rick Remender, who was the previous writer on Captain America, had been building towards this story of Hydra having infiltrated various institutions of government and various super teams. (…) It was really obvious straight away that there’s nobody who could do more damage and nobody that could be a more valuable Hydra plant than Steve Rogers.
To make things worse, Brevoort has also said that this twist “is only the tip of it”.
We don’t know about you, but comic book fans worldwide are reeling in shock as Captain America was more than a comic book hero, he was a symbol of strength and beacon of hope for many people of the US.
We do hope that future issues of the Marvel comic will rectify the disappointment, but well, it’s just wishful thinking on our part :(