Ares wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:10 am
Has anyone been keeping up with Captain America / Steve Rogers? Because I need some clarification on something I found online.
So, there's the ongoing plot about Cap being a Hydra Agent. When it was first revealed, the writer made it clear that Steve Rogers had always been a Hydra Agent this whole time, and that there would be no dancing around that. And the Red Skull basically being a strawman for anti-SJWs. So the people that weren't mad about this were rolling their eyes at the stupidity and waiting for it to get changed back.
Well, they quickly revealed that the Red Skull had done something to Steve with a Cosmic Cube, so it was a retcon. So while Steve technically had been a Hydra Agent this whole time, it was only due to a cosmic retcon.
But then apparently within the last month, the other shoe dropped and apparently, we've got multiple retcons going on at once.
Supposedly, the entire Marvel Universe has been living in a retcon since World War II. Back in WWII, the Nazis were winning, and winning so much that instead of the atomic bomb, the only way the world could be saved was by using the Cosmic Cube to retcon a win for the Allies. And a big part of that retcon was Captain America, because in the original timeline, Cap WAS a Hydra agent and helped Hydra win the war. So the universe that we've been reading about existed because America used a cosmic retcon button to make Cap a hero of America rather than a hero for Hydra. So when the Red Skull made Cap a Hydra agent today, it wasn't him messing with Cap's head, it was giving Cap his original personality.
Is this accurate? Because if it is, this is really, really, REALLY stupid. I don't care if the next writer retcons this all away, this is supremely dumb.
The above paragraph is the reason I don't buy Comics as a whole anymore.
Now to play "Devil's advocate"
again(I know you all LOVE it when I do that here,so let me get behind my shield
) : I could conceivably see the reasoning behind the whole "Allies cheat to win WW2" angle,as that hadn't been done before and would make for an interesting read. They Still could've had Cap as an Allied Soldier,though. I mean,let's face it: During WW2,The Nazi's had enough spies in America to Start their own town(which they actually did in Continuty
!),so they could've gotten the Super soldier serum plans and made their own....
I've alway's personally disliked the "Cosmic Cube retcon/Writer's pen" bit they alway's did in Cap's book,as I felt it was a crutch new Writer's used to either save their job's(Look at the 90's "Cap dying" Storyline for a good example of this BS
) or Brown-nose the Current Editor-in-chief(Turning The Winter Soldier into a Good Guy is a good one on this
). Unfortunately,it's become such a Cap Mainstay that the Current Writer for the Book is all but Guaranteed to use it at least in one storyline before they leave the book. OK,I will admit that a couple of them were rather neat in how they approached The Ultimate McGuffin(I liked the idea that it could only be used ounce every 10 years by the current wielder
), but it's still too much of a Writer's Crutch in my opinion...