Cap Stan

Captain America celebrates his 75th Anniversary this year and he might just be eating cake alone.

Last week, Marvel Comics debuted a new Captain America comic book series entitled Captain America: Steve Rogers” #1 that shook the comic book world at its foundation. So much talk has been generated over Marvel’s decision to have the superhero, who always stood for justice and doing what’s right, reveal that he has been an agent of Hydra this entire time. We were duped. Big time. Like, for 75 years. With nearly everybody giving their two cents on this surprising revelation, what do you think Stan Lee thinks about it? This past weekend, fans in attendance at a comic book convention found out.

YouTube user FANdemoniumNetwork offers several video captures of the legendary Stan Lee from a panel in which he spoke at this past weekend’s MegaCon in Orlando, Florida. The video posted below features Stan responding to someone in the audience who asks the comic guru his take on the unexpected twist of our patriotic superhero turned villain…

“It’s a hell of a clever idea; I don’t know that I would ever have thought of it for him to be a double agent, but it’s going to make you curious, it’s going to make you want to read the books, they’ll probably do a movie based on it, so I can’t fault it; it’s a good idea. I think it’s crazy, but it’s a good idea.”

You can view part four of Lee’s panel in this video:

In case you weren’t aware, as recognized as Stan Lee is in the industry and all the amazing titles and characters attributed to him, Captain America was not a superhero he had a hand in creating. Lee did, however, help “bring back to life” Cap by introducing him into the Silver Age of comics (Avengers #4) and making him a member of the Avengers.

Not long after the internet went into a frenzy at the character turn, actor Chris Evans recently commented on this twist as to his thoughts on the matter. There’s even an artist named Boss Logic even created some artwork of what the Captain might look like as a Hydra agent…

It’s uncertain if the Marvel Cinematic Universe will eventually incorporate this turn into their films. Marvel Comics executive editor Tom Brevoort has confirmed that this Steve’s secret past is authentic. The Cap in this new series is the Cap we all know (or thought we did) and not a clone, or an android, or even from an alternate universe.

Captain America: Steve Rogers” #1 is written by Nick Spencer with art by Jesus Saiz. The story takes place in the aftermath of a fierce encounter with Cap’s oft-nemesis Baron Zemo. Then… the reveal. The panel that shocked fans. The image of Steve Rogers uttering the phrase no one would have ever predicted he would say,

“Hail Hydra”

Cap Hydra

NerdBastards will keep you up-to-date on further developments regarding Cap’s turn and how it may affect the comic book world.


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