Captain America and Steve Rogers. For as long as I can remember, they have been the two main characters I’ve loved from comic books. I’ve always been the kid who had a Captain America cape on his back and a mask to cover the eye on my face, and a Steve Rogers hat on my head. But, what happens when the Steve Rogers you knew and cared about in the comics becomes the character in the movie? It is a different Steve Rogers in a different era. And so is the place the American Dream is in this comic book, and it is not as good as the one Steve Rogers faced when he arrived in the 1940s.
In the first issue of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Steve Rogers No Longer Believes In The American Dream In The United States Of Captain America, Steve Rogers and Hope Summers are trying to get to a new location in time to see an old friend, and the location is unknown. They are in the middle of their mission when all of a sudden, Steve Rogers starts “thinking” that he is in the United States of America, and the last thing he remembers is waking up in the White House of the United States, as he was piloting the Super-Soldier Suit.
I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t want to talk about it. You know, the new United States issue of Captain America, but after seeing the reasoning online, I figured why not? I’ll put my two cents in the hat!
The board has been stolen! No one understands the value of the shield better than those who have used it. Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson embark on a journey across America to find the thief. But instead, they find captains – ordinary people from all walks of life who have taken on the mantle of Captain America to protect their community. And for some reason, the shield thief wants to kill them all. Will Sam and Steve get to them first? Christopher Cantwell and Dale Eaglesham are directing a Captain America 80th anniversary miniseries, with rotating creative teams telling the story of each new captain – starting with Aaron Fisher’s Captain America Railroads, brought to life by Josh Trujillo and Jan Bazaldua!
As you can see from the brief description, the principle is quite simple. But that’s not what people are focusing on. This is Steve’s new take on the American dream.
Steve Rogers, America’s poster boy, no longer believes in the American dream. To be more precise, because some people like to turn things around, he no longer believes the American dream is what it should be. In the opening pages, Steve holds a monologue about the American dream, criticizing the fact that this dream, once available to all, has, through no one’s fault, alienated a large group of Americans. His criticism is fair and does not throw mere accusations at the country, but looks at it from an objective and subjective point of view. However, some people on the internet felt that this was a betrayal of her character.
What I found odd is that the same people who claim Captain America is a bastard have somehow forgotten (or don’t know) that Steve has constantly questioned and challenged his country’s policies and methods all year. It may not happen often, but it happens. The man is a political icon, so there is no way he has not spoken out on this issue. So why should it be any different here? In short, Steve sees America a little differently and wonders what he sees. We’ll have to wait until the end of the series to see what decision Steve ultimately makes.
Captain America is the embodiment of the ideals of this country. So if this country is starting to turn away from those ideals, doesn’t it make sense that a man who is essentially making propaganda would call for that? I dunno, Captain America’s United States #1 wasn’t bad, a few awkward moments yes, but overall a pretty decent story. This is exactly what I warned about in my anti-Semitic blog. I read it, but I didn’t see where Captain America attacked his country. Where is the anti-American sentiment? I don’t know, this is my take on the matter, let me know what you think!
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