Remember a last year when Captain America uttered the words “Hail Hydra” and the Internet lost its collective mind? Well, fans are still upset over the fact that Marvel Comics went and rewrote the character’s 70-year history so that he is now, and has always been, a Hydra agent. And with good reason. Captain America represented the best of us. If he was a bad guy the entire time, then what can we believe?
Anyway, with issue number 1 of “Secret Empire” on the horizon, Marvel has released a statement regarding this turn of events that ultimately affects the very fabric of the Marvel Comics Universe. The TL;DR version to angry fans is this: be patient.
ABC News, corporate sibling to Marvel Comics, reports the following:
“With Marvel Comics’ ‘Secret Empire,’ the forces of Hydra have taken over and, due to the villainous actions of the Red Skull, have manipulated Marvel’s greatest hero, Captain America, and forced him to adopt their cause,” the statement to ABC News reads. “At Marvel, we want to assure all of our fans that we hear your concerns about aligning Captain America with Hydra and we politely ask you to allow the story to unfold before coming to any conclusion.”
The statement continues that the “passion” of fans is what keeps the company moving forward and that “Captain America, will always be a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe who will stand up for what is right, and ‘Secret Empire’ will be the biggest challenge Steve has ever faced.”
“What you will see at the end of this journey is that his heart and soul — his core values, not his muscle or his shield — are what save the day against Hydra and will further prove that our heroes will always stand against oppression and show that good will always triumph over evil,” it concludes.
So what are your thoughts? Are you going to be patient and see what happens, or have you given up on Captain America?