Marvel released Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 this week, and it’s safe to say that the ending caused some slight drama. Among those reacting to the shock was Captain America himself, Chris Evans. There are spoilers here for the twist at the end of the comic, if the internet hasn’t ruined it for you already.

While we’re used to comics starting runs with huge shock moments to grab some headlines, Marvel really went overboard in Steve Rogers’ latest adventure. In case you haven’t heard, they wrapped the first issue by seriously shifting Captain America’s whole origin. They finished on this huge bombshell…


Captain America in Steve Rogers #1

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Turning the famous Nazi conqueror and Sentinel of Liberty into a Hydra agent isn’t something that many reacted well to. The hashtag #SayNoToHydraCap trended worldwide, as fans made their anger clear. Chris Evans has embodied Cap for five years on the big screen, and it seems he’s not happy with the move either.

But those at the top of Marvel have said it is so. This isn’t some cheap trick; it seems like Steve Rogers himself is in that suit and saying those words. While it’s likely not to last too long, the series writer Nick Spencer and Marvel editor Tom Brevoort explained to EW that this is his new role moving forward. Spencer said:

“Issue 2 will lay a lot of our cards on the table in terms of what the new status quo is, but the one thing we can say unequivocally is: This is not a clone, not an imposter, not mind control, not someone else acting through Steve. This really is Steve Rogers, Captain America himself.”

It seems like this new move is here to stay, but surely we won’t be seeing Chris Evans as a villain on screen any time soon, right?

Should you want to know more about Steve Roger’s Hydra background, Captain America: Steve Rogers #2 is out next month.


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