There is no end to the number of stories, or what can happen in the world of comic books. Heroes, villains, cosmic entities–you name it–are all pawns in the grand scheme of our entertainment. However, there are times when some stories can be deemed too controversial, especially when it comes to some of the more popular characters adored by the world at large. Captain America is definitely a heavy hitter in the world of comics and a premiere hero as the traditional leader of Marvel Comics’ Avengers. However, two new twists to the First Avenger have fanboys and the general public up in arms!
First, just in time for Cap’s 75th Anniversary, comic readers learn he has been a double agent his entire career for the fictional terrorist organization, HYDRA! Apparently, he was recruited as a kid in the 1920s. Fans have been in a uproar over the revelation, feeling it sullies the character and does not make since he would be apart of an organization he has been fighting for nearly a century. Naturally the memes came flying, check them out below:
Surprisingly, Cap’s creator, Stan Lee is on board with it:
It’s a hell of a clever idea; I don’t know that I would ever have thought of it for him to be a double agent, but it’s going to make you curious, it’s going to make you want to read the books, they’ll probably do a movie based on it, so I can’t fault it; it’s a good idea. I think it’s crazy, but it’s a good idea.