Last week, Marvel released a new Captain America comic book that revealed a secret that hasn't been uncovered in the comic's 75 year history. This new issue revealed that Steve Rogers has been a Hydra agent all along, and that he was recruited as a young boy in the 1920s. Many fans have mixed reactions about this Hydra twist, and it isn't clear if the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies will eventually address this twist. However, Marvel legend Stan Lee recently responded to this huge reveal.
Chris Evans recently chimed in on this twist, and an artist named Boss Logic even provided artwork of what Cap may look like in a Hydra costume. ComicBook.com discovered a video from a MegaCon panel this weekend where Stan Lee was asked about this epic twist. Here's what the comic book legend had to say below.
"It's a hell of a clever idea; I don't know that I would ever have thought of it for him to be a double agent, but it's going to make you curious, it's going to make you want to read the books, they'll probably do a movie based on it, so I can't fault it; it's a good idea. I think it's crazy, but it's a good idea."
Captain America celebrates its 75th Anniversary this year, and this certainly is a flooring discovery, one that fans probably weren't expecting. Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort confirms that this secret past really belongs to Steve. The Rogers we see in the comic is not a droid, or a clone or some other alternate universe incarnation of the character. He's not a shape shifting member of Skrull, either.
Steve Rogers No. 1 was written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Jesus Saiz. The story takes place in the aftermath of a battle with Baron Zemo. We can only stare at the pages as Rogers betrays one of his fellow Marvel superheroes and boldly states two words we never thought he'd utter, 'Hail Hydra.' Red Skull leads the nefarious Hydra in this first issue. The group is currently attracting the disaffected and disenfranchised youth of today, as it did way back in the 1920s. That's when both Rogers and his mother were recruited to join. The story has been in place for awhile. But the current social climate has changed since it was first conceived. We'll keep you posted with more details on this Captain America twist as soon as they're available.