Marvel’s Ann Coulter Vs. Safe Space Terrorists In Today’s Captain America…

Posted by January 4, 2017 Comment

Writer Nick Spencer is on a mission to make everyone hate him. Look, he knows it.

https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/816681806640447488

He is after all the man who made Steve Rogers an agent of Hydra since day one.

captain-america-reveal-06282016

Who gave Red Skull all the best Donald Trump lines.

5x75sumh

But then also found room for the opposition.

image-12

Today he has gone one step further in Captain America: Sam Wilson, giving us a Marvel analog for Ann Coulter, one Arielle Conner who is different to Ann in that she wears glasses.

captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-004

Seriously, those are some very distinctive spectacles that separate the fictional and the real-life individual.

captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-005

Naturally the new Falcon is up in arms. Or, you know, wings. And has a familiar reaction to Coulter Conner.

captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-006

Notice he’s not totally on-message when it comes to Sam Wilson. We’ll come back to that. But he needs a little help.captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-008

But it’s not a case of just #SuperheroLivesMatter, everyone wants a say.

captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-009

And the chance for the Falcon to deliver a little rhetoric. See? Superhero comics are still about power fantasies, few people get the chance to say this to Ann Coulter herself.
captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-010

But it’s time for that legendary Nick Spencer even-handedness of pissing people off. As the recent policy of universities and colleges banning certain speakers, or declaring safe spaces against hate-speech in all manner of facilities is targeted.

captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-012

And some of the very people who may have been cheering on many of the previous pages, find themselves the targets of satire. And “Bombshells” – the same name of the DC Comics title featuring a feminist sex-positive and more diverse take on classic DC characters – is the name of choice for this terrorist group.

Oh and the new Falcon goes off message again. He really should watch that.
captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-013

And there are some over familiar uses of language…

captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-013

captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-014 captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-015

And how does it resolve?

captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-018

Everyone as divided as before.

captain-america-sam-wilson-2015-017-2017-digital-018

And everyone hating Nick Spencer.

https://twitter.com/CAR0LJESS/status/816730223093784576

https://twitter.com/_anakink/status/816695911128580096

Well, that does appear to be the new status quo… and at least Paul Renauld who, you know, drew it all, stays out of the crossfire.

Captain America: Sam Wilson #17 is published today. Reaction can be found across social media.

(Last Updated January 5, 2017 11:12 am )