October 16, 2015

The new Capt. America protects us from 'Sons of the Trump'

Actually, it's the Sons of the Serpent, a long mainstay baddie organization in Marvel Comics lore. But this time, being it's 2015, and that Marvel, among other comic companies, has been co-opted by elitist I-know-better-than-you "progressives," the Sons of the Serpent supposedly fill in for ... Donald Trump.

As Chuck Ross reports, Captain America: Sam Wilson #1 has the villains around the US-Mexico border hassling illegals attempting to make their way into the US.

So what does Cap do? Flies in and busts some Serpent heads. (Cap is now Sam Wilson, the former Falcon, the original Cap's longtime partner.)

Which, in the whole scheme of things, makes perfect sense. Again, the SotS has a loooooong history of making trouble in the Marvel Universe, and this is no exception. Historically, they're white supremacist nasties with whom the Avengers, to name one, have dealt several times.

But writer Nick Spencer -- like way too many other creators these days -- doesn't even try to be subtle. He's trying to link -- make -- The Donald (to) these thugs, and in the process totally invalidate arguments against illegal immigration.

Don't believe me? Check it:



Ironically, one of the tales in which the Serpents were featured involves the Avengers trying to untangle a plot in which it's revealed that the SotS was taken over by a duo of power hungry nutjobs -- one white dude (Dan Dunn) ... and one black guy (Montague Hale). (See: Avengers #73 and 74.) The two conspired to ignite a race war in the US.

(Quick aside -- jump to present day: Trump blasts illegals from Mexico as criminals; on the other hand, Democratic candidates get chided and protested for daring to say "all lives matter" instead of "black lives matter" ... the Serpents' Dunn and Hale would indeed be proud to see their work continued. The difference being, of course, that only the former gets grief from the popular media.)

But hey, that was back when Marvel actually attempted to be even-handed politically, or when dealing with issues of civil rights (which the pages of The Avengers and Captain America did quite often in the 1960s-70s), it was pretty straightforward stuff with which any decent American couldn't argue. Basic human and civil rights for blacks and other minority Americans? Women? The writers back then handled the delicate political topics expertly.

The problem with Spencer and his contemporary peers is that they take their far-left politics and inject them into the characters we all know and love, and in the process belittle the very legitimate political concerns of a huge number of Americans. Anyone remember when Cap and the Falcon went after the Tea Party?

Illegal immigration is a hot political topic, and a quite legitimate one. But Spencer would reduce the discussion to one that is completely black and white (no pun intended): Wanting to prevent illegal immigration, and/or enacting common sense methods to reduce it are xenophobic and racist. Period. You're no better than the Sons of the Serpent, for cryin' out loud ... and neither is the current Republican front-runner.

I'd say it's insulting and beyond boring, but it's way past that point now. With the current crop of creators that infest the industry today, I'll continue to wait for printed comics' slow, agonizing death.

Posted by Hube at October 16, 2015 05:40 PM | TrackBack

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"the villains around the US-Mexico border hassling illegals attempting to make their way into the US."

Wait... so the people acting outside official channels to stop criminals from breaking the law are now villains?

Uh... has Marvel thought this through?

Posted by: Nate Winchester at October 16, 2015 10:38 PM

Nate Winchester lands a stunning right hook! Spencer looks dazed and has a nasty gash above his left eye...

Posted by: Douglas Ernst at October 17, 2015 10:34 AM

"Uh... has Marvel thought this through?"

About as well as they thought through "Civil War" and "One More Day."

Posted by: SpideyTerry at October 18, 2015 10:19 PM

Amen, ST.

Posted by: Hube at October 19, 2015 07:14 PM

Leave it to Slott to make it an a race issue againts Sam.
Wrong Slott.

Posted by: NA at October 20, 2015 04:31 PM

Slott did that? Surprise. Not.

Posted by: Hube at October 20, 2015 05:27 PM

When did Trump get out of the reality show business again?

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