Aberzombie wrote:ShinHakkaider wrote:Interesting point. I wonder if those writers gave interviews stating this was the real Cap. Not brainwashing, or a clone, or a shapeshifter, etc.
Or even EARLIER by Jack Kirby HIMSELF HERE
Reminds me of the Aunt May/Galactus story they did back in the 80s. Splashed across the cover was "Not a Hoax! Not a What If? Not an imaginary story!"
It was of course a dream. But the cover copy was technically correct.
I don't know exactly what's been said in interviews. I don't know what wiggle room they've left themselves. I do trust they're not really intending to have him have been a Hydra agent all along, whatever it looks like and whatever they want to make you think.
Not mind you, that they are but they'll retcon it away when it isn't popular, but the intent all along is for it to not be the real truth.
Whether it'll work or not, I don't know. Whether it'll be a good story or not, I don't know. I do know they're not that mind-bogglingly stupid or out of touch. And that's despite some bone-head moves of late, IMO.
Part of my exasperation with the response to this is that I read the issue unaware of the twist at the end but aware that while reading what came before the twist that something wasn't quite right. There are a few scenes that are "flashbacks" to when Steve was a boy and an encounter with his mom and dad and a strange woman. Now most of the flashback is in muted colors almost sepia toned, except for certain items of clothing on this strange woman and other isolated things in the scene that are red and stand out.
I dont want to spoiler anymore but knowing what I know about what the Red Skull is capable of I think this points to a very high level of manipulation and brainwashing on his part. I'm willing to wait and see what happens and how it plays out.