May 27, 2011

Oh gee -- now Marvel depicts "wholesome" Capt. America

Maybe because the Cap movie is coming out and they've decided on yet another cheap gimmick to make cash? Except that this one, especially given Cap's creators' recent "creative" history, is totally hypocritical:

It turns out that there's a little bit of Captain America in all of us.

Timed to the upcoming July 22 release of the Captain America: The First Avenger movie — starring Chris Evans as the star-spangled superhero —Marvel Comics is releasing a series of variant covers for its July superhero titles with an "I Am Captain America" theme.

The covers, done by a bunch of notable comic-book artists, all depict real-world American heroes — with a dash of Cap thrown in, such as a shield or that very recognizable "A."

Joe Quesada, Marvel's chief creative officer, came up with the "I Am Captain America" concept, according to the publisher's editor in chief, Axel Alonso. Quesada also drew a stunning version of a firefighter in the heat of the moment that adorns the variant cover for Wolverine issue 12.

Yeah, that's really touching (and one wonders how a little league baseball pitcher and a girl ice skater are exactly "heroes," but it seems they merely have to do with the story of the books whose covers they grace), but one should be mighty skeptical, especially after all the politically correct crap Marvel has injected into Cap's pages over the last few years. Y'know, like this. Or this. Or this. Or especially this.

And I'm willing to bet that those variant covers ain't gonna be found anywhere overseas -- can't "offend" anybody!

Posted by Hube at May 27, 2011 07:05 PM | TrackBack

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