Steve Rogers Vs Toxic Masculinity in Today's Captain America #14 (Spoilers)

With each issue of late, Marvel's Captain America has been getting a little more political. Dropping the Captain America name and colours in favour of the Super Soldier look has not only freed up the actions of Steve Rogers, but also, it seems what he is willing to let himself think. As if the responsibilities of the Captain America uniform restrained what he thought as well as what he did.

Fighting the Watchdogs, with Confederate flag masks has seen him dropping the Captain America name and colours in favour of the Super Soldier look, which has not only freed up his actions further, but also, it seems freed up what he is willing to let himself think.

And in Captain America #14, he lets it all hang out.


"Man-babies who never made it to state. Losers who dream of shooting up a school because the head cheerleader never went behind the bleachers with them." And this is not the first time he has encountered such.


"I knew guys like this back during the war.  Jackasses who didn't care one hoot about death camps or genocide or massacres or the Jews. They just wanted somebody to beat on because they thought that's what men did."

But don't think Steve Rogers has just got it in for the jocks. The nerds get it in the neck too.

Captain America Vs Toxic Masculinity

Equal opportunity offencer. Which begs the question, given issues with Mark Waid's Captain America in Marvel Comics #1000 and Art Spiegelman's piece for the Marvel Archival book getting Orange Skulled by Marvel editorial – what was the above like in its first draft?

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Jason Masters (CA) Alex Ross
As Steve Rogers continues to try to prove his innocence and remain one step ahead of the pursuing Nick Fury, he and Mockingbird journey to Iowa, where a town is held in the thrall of the mysterious group known only as -THEM!
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Captain America Vs Toxic Masculinity

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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