Alright, SPOILERS revealed in the paragraph below. Only keep reading if you want to know!
Last month many of us were left shellshocked, as jaws dropped to the floor and we learned Captain America had been a Hydra sleeper agent since he was a boy in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1.
Thing is, in spite of what Rogers might recall from his childhood, everything is not as it originally seemed. Indeed, from the creative team of writer Nick Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz, we learn in Captain America: Steve Rogers #2 that Steve's 'memories of indoctrination' were implanted by Kobic, the sentient cube that became a girl. And the buck don't stop there...it turns out Kobic had been under the influence of Red Skull for months.
After WWII, those pesky Hydra followers had to take to the shadows. Now their alliterative salutation must be whispered in secret rather than exclaimed with Steve Holt like gusto. And with Captain America: The Winter Soldier breaking April box office records, some of your favorite people are coming out of the woodwork as Hydra agents in this newest Marvel meme.
Following that final showdown between Iron Man and Captain America in Captain America: Civil War, Cap'n drops his shield to the ground, leaving it and his place with the Avengers behind. Check it out below:
The Russo Brothers, busy with press for the DVD release for Captain America: Civil War spoke a little bit about the matter with the Huffington Post:
“I think him dropping that shield is him letting go of that identity,” said Joe. “[It’s] him admitting that certainly,the identity of Captain America was in conflict with the very personal choice that he was making.”
So, what can we expect here-- a new redesigned shield for Steve Rogers during his upcoming stay in Wakanda? More Hydra developments? What do you guys think?