Fair warning, this article discusses the massive twist in issue one of Captain America: Steve Rogers. Read on at your own peril.
The comic book reading corners of the internet were thrown into chaos with the release of the newest Captain America title and the revelation that Steve Rogers has been a Hydra sleeper agent all along. Rogers had just returned to the position after spending some time as a powerless old man. Marvel have also clarified that this really is Steve Rogers; he’s not a clone, imposter or under mind control and quite a few people are unhappy about it.
Well, the writer, Nick Spencer (along with Marvel editor Tom Brevoort) have answered some questions on the subject for EW.com. Most notable is what this means for Sam Wilson, who was Captain America in Steve’s absence and retains the title even with his return. According to Spencer;
“When Steve came back to youth and full vigor, people worried about Sam’s solvency, they worried about his relevance, and I got to just sit and grin while everybody was doing that. It goes without saying that this is going to have a profound impact on Sam’s story and Sam’s life. He’s about to be put through the ringer in a way we rarely see with a character. He’s going to be challenged in fundamental ways. Sam is a huge part of what we have planned.”
Do you think making Steve a bad guy all along was a good idea? Let us know in the comments.