What is infinite? The universe, and the greed of men.
So many men had tried to make her a q u e e n. Now she understood that she was meant for something more. The Darkling had told her he was destined to rule. He had claimed his throne, and a part of her too. He was welcome to it. For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning. She would rise. Like calls to like — she’d been too afraid to embrace it, but this time, she didn’t fight; she let go of her fear, her guilt, her shame. There was darkness inside of her. He had put it there, and she would no longer deny it. The volcra, the nichevo'ya, they were her m o n s t e r s, all of them. And he was her monster too.
The new issue of Steve Rogers: Captain America has:
Steve’s dad becoming a drunk, abusive, deadbeat asshole
Steve’s mother going from being a nurse to a mill worker.
Steve’s mother being sad and lonely and desperate, and thus manipulated into joining Hydra because a lady gave her food and said it was a “civic league” for “concerned citizens”.
Sarah was then encouraged to bring little Steve, because Hydra lady said he was “destined for greatness”.
Steve Rogers, Captain America, created in 1941 by two Jewish men in New York as someone who could legit knock out Hitler, is now a deep cover Hydra operative, and always has been.
Like, apart from being boring and tropetastic with the evil father figure and put upon mother with NOWHERE ELSE TO GO, this is just super offensive? It totally undermines the character, what he stood for, and his purpose in creation.
I fully realize that, because of the nature of comics, this is one run and will likely be buried in the annals of time, much like many other comic aspects over the years. But it still happened, and it’s still gross, and it still makes me question the writers who felt this was the story they wanted to be remembered for and the execs who thought this was a good idea for their franchise.