Okay I can’t openly snap at DC Comics without giving the same or similar to Marvel. Also out on the comic book stands today is Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 where the latest news is that Captain America has been an agent of Hydra all along and will continue to be (at least until this builds to the next big Marvel event where they rescue Cap & brainwash him back or such) in the Marvel comic universe.
In the latest issue of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, you find out that a Hydra agent convinced by Steve and his mother to join Hydra WAAAAAY back when Steve was still a kid. You can read more Hype and PR about this here where Marvel Editor Tom Brevoort talks about it with Time magazine:
Asked if it’s only a gimmick, Brevoort said…
Every single month whether it’s a run of the mill month for Captain America or an extraordinary month, our job is to put him in situations that place that character under some degree of pressure and see how he reacts to that. And hopefully our readers are surprised, shocked, elated, see something of themselves, learn something about themselves. To say it’s a gimmick implies that it’s done heedlessly just to shock. The proof is always going to be in the execution. So you’ll have to read the rest of the story to see.
But I certainly believe it’s not a gimmick. It’s a story that we spent a long time on, that’s compelling and captures the zeitgeist of the world. It will make readers wonder how the heck we’ll get out of this.
Since we put out spoilers about Rebirth, why not do the same here but with the big splash scene of the final page…
Feel free to rant, rave and join the haters clubs. Personally, this isn’t that much of an upfront to me and here’s why…
In the Autumn, Marvel Comics will be doing yet ANOTHER reboot after the big fallout from Civil War II called:
New comics. Likely new number 1 issues. New logo. New special Marvel only MARVEL NOW! PREVIEWS MAGAZINE. New New new. Reboot time.
NOW this, this I am rolling my eyes at given they JUST did a slight reboot after their Secret Wars event. Fortunately, Marvel isn’t selling Marvel Now! universe as something created by Walt Disney in a back room or some crap like that. At least, not yet.