Old Cap: Fighting Nazis.
New Cap: Battling the heteronormative patriarchy.
“Marvel Comics is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the US hero with the launch of a new series…in which the incumbent Steve Rogers will team up with former Captain Americas when his shield goes missing. The heroes will take a road trip across the US to find the shield and will meet people from ‘all walks of life’ who have taken on the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities. Aaron Fischer, a gay teenager, will be the first, in the new limited series, released in June.
Fischer is a fearless teen who defends other homeless and runaway teens. According to Josh Trujillo, the series writer,
Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life. He stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers and helps inspire the next generation of heroes.“
Sadly, this makes a lot of sense. Christians are the new Nazis, according to our mainstream culture. We are seen as oppressors, even thought we have exactly zero of the levers of power in this country. You’re a nice guy who raises his kids and coaches their teams and is nice to all but you believe in traditional marriage? Literally a Nazi.
You’re a mom who helps out the school by being a lunch mom and volunteer at a home for young mothers but believe that you are born the gender you are? Totally a Nazi.
I guess this was just a matter of time. Marvel has gone full woke and cares more about shaping the views of its few readers that remain, rather than trying to attract more readers.
They’re introducing other characters too. They’re literally named Snowflake, Safe Space, and Screen Time. Who is that inspiring exactly?