…Fine, Marvel can get what it wants: people talking about their latest Captain America plot twist. But let me be blunt; this is the creative equivalent of running twenty thousand volts through a dead frog’s leg in order to get a galvanic jump. It works, but it doesn’t fix the underlying problem and it burns out the frog a little every time you do it.
Look, if you want people to buy Captain America comics, maybe you should go look at the Captain America movies and try to figure out why they’re making ridiculous amounts of money. Hint: it’s because people like to see good guys do good while punching out bad guys. Or, if you want something more complex: having two sets of good guys be forced to come into conflict with each other over their ideals. That’s apparently some potent box office mojo, right there…
PS: Seriously, that ‘plot twist’ doesn’t even make sense. Even by the flexible standards of comic books. Is it really that distasteful to write a character who kicks ass and loves America?