Spoilers can currently be found described on The Outhousers, and directly in image form on 4chan. If you want to read this comic unsullied then I suggest you abandon the internet for the rest of the day.
This week sees the release of the gorgeous-looking Captain America #1 by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz.
And it will utterly change the history and very nature of Captain America. This was probably the big announcement originally planned by Marvel for yesterday in the wake of DC Universe Rebirth spoilers but it’s looking like it’s now been held back.
So what is it?
Well, it’s not the kiss with Sharon Carter, who notices how much older than Steve she now looks. Not even the liberal-left wing jibe on how unemployment is driving Hydra recruitment.
Because this is the issue in which we get Nick Spencer’s The Anatomy Lesson moment.The Anatomy Lesson being the second issue of Swamp Thing by Alan Moore and Steve Bissette where it is revealed that Swamp Thing was never Alec Holland, just the memory of him, preserved in vegetable matter.
Everything you knew was wrong.
If you want to avoid this spoiler then consider yourself warned. DC Universe: Rebirth? That was the trial run. Marvel wins.
The issue is released from Tuesday midnight in a variety of stores and timezones and in all stores from Wednesday morning. We won’t be talking about it till we have a copy in our hands bought from a comic shop. But that will probably be Forbidden Planet in London at midnight UK time, 7pm ET, 4pm PT.
May I recommend you get something like SpoilerShield and add “Captain America” and “Steve Rogers” into it?
I can't even begin to fathom how they're going to explain that one. You're probably just going to have to run with it.
As we approach midnight release on the East Coast, Bleeding Cool went ahead and posted an article with images, providing a fuller picture of the issue's events.
Link (spoilers, obviously)
For those of you only reading the OP and wondering why this year-old thread got bumped, I'll let SpaceWolf explain.
Up until now, we've been led to believe that the Red Skull used Kobik - a living Cosmic Cube - to rewrite Steve Rogers' history so that he's always been a Hydra agent working against the Allies and Avengers. Well, the truth was revealed in Secret Empire #0 this week and it's sure to leave you speechless!
It turns out that in the Marvel Universe, the Nazis won the war and it was the Allies who used the Cosmic Cube to rewrite history. That's revelation number one, but the truth is that Captain America was always loyal to Hydra. The actions of the Allies changed his life and left him with false memories of the war until fate led to the Red Skull usingKobik not to change his history, but actually restore it.
What this means is that Captain America has always been a villain. To call this shocking would be an understatement and it's something sure to upset fans hoping Steve would be "restored" to his old self.
While Captain America's adventures from when he was recovered from the ice all happened, the heroic Steve we all know and loved was a lie created by Cosmic Cube wielding Allies who wanted to save the world from the Nazis. In reality, Cap was always a spy who was loyal to Hydra and the version we're getting now is what he was always meant to be. How do you guys feel about all this reveal?