That Time Captain America Almost Became Caitlyn America

Captain America no more?
Captain America no more?

Marvel Comics writer Mark Gruenwald loved Captain America.

And he proved it in countless stories of the Star-Spangled Avenger during the ’80s and ’90s. His Cap was the strong, unwavering hero that serves as the template today for the big-budget blockbusters starring Chris Evans.

But not every story can be a masterpiece. Sometimes the pressure of the monthly deadline – or here, the biweekly deadline – can prove to be too much for even the most able of scripters.

Take, for example, “The Superia Stratagem,” a six-part saga running bi-weekly during the summer of 1991 in which Cap goes up against a secret society of female super-villains.

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Marvel vs. DC 2017

DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ provides clues to Marvel’s troubles.

Marvel Comics has a diversity problem.

The company employs too many morons.

By now, I’m sure you’ve had your fill of the Marvel marketing dunderhead who blamed Marvel’s falling sales and its shrinking share of the marketplace on its female and minority heroes.

But the real problem lies not with its nontraditional heroes but with its approach to selling them, and this all became apparent when I watched the Warner Bros. film “Suicide Squad.”

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What We Aren’t Talking About When We Talk About Captain America: Secret Nazi

Steve Rogers is back - with a big secret.
Steve Rogers is back – with a big secret.

Captain America is a Nazi.

Yeah, so that happened.

In the premiere issue of Marvel Comics’ “Captain America: Steve Rogers,”  Cap turned on a friend, sent him hurtling to his death, and revealed himself to be a member of Hydra.

Hydra is Marvel’s answer to Nazis. There’s nothing subtle about that “Hail Hydra” salute.

People are losing their shizz over this swerve, and can you blame them?

For more than 75 years, Captain America has stood for the greatest ideals of the flag and this country. And now he’s a traitor?

But there’s one thing that’s being overlooked in all this mess:

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The Tardy Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

The Tardy Movie Review is an irregular feature here as The Tardy Moviegoer finds going to theaters second only to flying to be the worst way to spend time with a mob of strangers. He never goes to opening weekends, nor even second weekends, because the glare of a sea of cellphones in a darkened theater is too damn bright. Idiots ruin movies. 

The gang’s all here: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

“Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

What incredible battle sequences.

What horrible story when the Avengers stopped fighting and started talking.

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