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COMICS: Captain America Hydra Twist Madness; Marvel Legends React
May 31, 2016 By Holly Clarkson
So let’s go straight back to middle of last week when most fans were happy with their own lives, enjoyed watching Captain America: Civil War, excited for the up-coming new Marvel comics being released and boom… Hail Hydra.
In the first issue of Captain America: Steve Rogers released last week, Marvel revealed that their beloved American patriot is a double agent working for Hydra. The shock has sent madness through social media, even making fans create and sign a petition, 10,000 strong, to get rid of the new HydraCap. Death threats, complaints have been sent to the comics writer and even a writer who doesn’t even work on those comics anymore.
It's nice I'm now getting abuse from lunatics about Captain America, a comic I haven't worked on for over five years.
— Ed Brubaker (@brubaker) May 26, 2016
Reactions from our Captain America on screen, Chris Evans, reacted with a simple #sayitaintso hashtag on twitter which is now trending, a lot!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 26, 2016
Although the storyline is said to be temporary and things like this have happened time and time again in DC and Marvel comics it seems that chucking a plot twist in to the internets generation maybe wasn’t the best idea but it has people talking and reading the books. Stan Lee himself was asked about the plot twist by a fan at MegaCon in Orlando this weekend and responded as always very positive about Marvel’s direction:
The writer of the new series, Nick Spencer, has obviously received a lot of back lash for the change and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn, though not a particular fan of the HydraCap change, speaks out on social media trying to tell fans to be reasonable and rightly tells fans to pretty much chill the f*ck out.
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