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  •  Nice - I wrote something similar (1+ / 0-)
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    a couple days ago. http://www.dailykos.com/...

    •  And I'm writing a diary about Cap this weekend (0+ / 0-)

      Good God.  Could it be that at last, there's a superhero movie for the Left?

      This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

      by Ellid on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 04:34:23 AM PDT

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      •  Could be... (0+ / 0-)

        although I think that's been true of Spider-man since the Toby McGuire's first shot at it.

        •  Oh, very true (1+ / 0-)
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          The big difference is that Cap literally wears the flag.  Having him be a New Deal liberal while still being an unabashed patriot is a huge slap in the face to anyone who claims that only conservatives truly love their country.

          This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

          by Ellid on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 11:47:10 AM PDT

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          •  Marvel did have a Right-wing version of "Cap" (0+ / 0-)

            for a while named Super-Patriot/U.S. Agent.  He was kind of a douche.

            The character John Walker was first introduced as the supervillain Super-Patriot in Captain America #323. Mark Gruenwald created Walker to counter the general message in Captain America of patriotism being invariably good, describing him as "[someone] who embodied patriotism in a way that Captain America didn't - a patriotic villain. Basically, I just wanted to do the opposite of Steve Rogers. Okay, Steve Rogers is a poor northern urban boy. So I'll make a guy from rural middle class south. Cap is now old, so this guy'll be a real young up-and-comer. Cap has lofty ideals, so I'll make Super-Patriot be more realistic and more pragmatic.
            He even replaced Steve Rogers as Cap, briefly - thank god. Yeah, Patriot Villian - that just about says it.
            •  And then there was William Burnside (0+ / 0-)

              The psychotic "Commie smashing" Cap of the 1950's.  There are rumors that he might be the primary villain of Captain America 3 in 2016, and oh, what I would give to see THAT.

              This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

              by Ellid on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 07:35:51 PM PDT

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