Spoilers… I mean… Obviously…
So, here we are. Captain America is Hydra. Captain America: Steve Rogers #1‘s big twist ending that made kids cry has been making waves around the internet for days. Everyone hates it. Everyone REALLY hates it. It’s worse than the Holocaust!
Calm down, dude. Let me show you the light at the end of the tunnel.
That’s right, I can PREDICT THE FUTURE! Well, I can read preview pages of upcoming issues of comics online, anyway.
Yeah, that’s right. Here’s the preview page for Captain America: Steve Rogers #2.
For those of you who hate clicking on links (how did you even GET here?) here’s the plot summary for the upcoming issue:
As Steve battles a resurgent Hydra more dangerous than ever before, he must confront a ghost from his past!
The cover image gives away more, but you’re going to have to click on to see it. Why? Because there’s no such thing as a free lunch. (If it makes you feel better, you can just assume that I’m secretly Hydra or something.)
If that was Steve Rogers (100% ACTUAL Steve Rogers) acting of his own free will at the end of issue #1 without some kind of secret Hydra-battling plan behind it, then that description up there would make absolutely no sense.
Now, I have no idea what Marvel is planning for this run, but don’t presume that they’re dumb enough to make him a villain on his 75th anniversary.
The only person who should be mad is Hydra Bob. If Cap really HAS been on the Hydra payroll, that’s money that’s not going to ACTUAL Hydra agents.
EDIT #1: Check out this wonderful article reporting on an interesting fan theory that’s pretty convincing, given that Erik Selvig’s in this storyline.
EDIT #2: Wow. Seriously, people.