Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 Twist Ending Reveals Cap is a [SPOILERS]

Posted: May 25, 2016 in Comic Book News
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WARNING: Major spoilers (and a huge insult to Captain America fans) below

Comic fans looking forward to the return of Marvel’s Star Spangled Avenger were treated to a bizarre twist in the newly released Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, as seen below.

Again, major spoilers.

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Image via ew.com

That’s right. Steve Rogers, Captain America himself, is apparently a HYDRA agent, and has been so all along. Entertainment Weekly spoke with Captain America writer Nick Spencer and Marvel editor Tom Brevoort about the twist, along with the issue itself and its future, with Spencer stating that this is indeed the real Steve Rogers and not an imposter:

…the one thing we can say unequivocally is: This is not a clone, not an imposter, not mind control, not someone else acting through Steve. This really is Steve Rogers, Captain America himself.

Captain America is not just one of the most recognizable faces in the Marvel Universe. He’s an inspiring figure, somebody who brings people together. Everybody here obviously gets that. What you hope is that this story, in its own very different way, highlights those things and only continues to elevate the character in importance, and only serves to illustrate how powerful that symbol is.

Spencer went on to imply that Cap would have a strained relationship with the modern day HYDRA organization, comparing it to “power struggles in the Nazi party”:

It’s a big part of our story, what Steve’s beliefs are about what Hydra should be, where it should go, what it should focus on…There’s also a little bit of The Man in the High Castle here. It’s a difficult challenge to get people invested in Hydra characters because their ideology is so repugnant, but what The Man in the High Castle did so well was get you to pull for the lesser of the evils. You might be seeing some similar things here.

What makes this twist even harder to get through is that Sam Wilson, the former Falcon, took on the mantle of Captain America in 2014, and continues to wield Cap’s iconic round shield. Spencer revealed that big plans are in store for Wilson, stating:

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.

Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 is on shelves now.

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