When Wonder Woman and Captain America Challenge US Government Policy

When Wonder Woman and Captain America Challenge US Government Policy

Posted by November 14, 2018 Comment

Today sees the publication of Avengers #10/#700 and Wonder Woman #58, the first of G Willow Wilson and Cary Nord‘s run on the comic.

We mentioned how the comic would see ‘Wonder Woman thrown into a war that’s been built up with preserving treaties rather than any moral cause, and very much reminiscent of World War I – the setting for the first Wonder Woman movie. However, it is one that has been complicated and darkened by a more Black Earth Rising morality including human shields that makes Wonder Woman’s perspective far more distinct. And not necessarily the right one. You, the reader, get to decide what for you, is a treaty too far.’

What is also notable is that this is delineated as very much a US government one, unable to make moral decisions, hamstrung be the deals with the devils they have done. With Wonder Woman as a non-American, freer to get down and dirty on the ground…

While over in Avengers, Captain America is having similar trouble. Though actually having America in his name makes his arguments a little disengenous…

This coming while they still have a Hydra version of Captain America locked up after he took over the entire country. I mean, there are suspicions and there are justified suspicions and there is ‘a version of you just enslaved the whole country’ rationale…

While in Captain America #5, also out today, the media is turning against him for just hanging out with Black Panther.

And in Avengers, the Wasp is now self-identifying as a foreign agent.

Truth, Justice and the Wakandan/Wonder Woman Way? Or course, there is a long history of both doing just this…

And with Captain America, if it’s Wednesday he’s probably opposing the US government and throwing away his shield over something… from the first Secret Empire, the second Secret Empire, the first Civil War, probably Not Brand Echhh if I look hard enough…

 

But aligning himself with a foreign power? That might be new. At least Hydra was an All-American Hydra…

AVENGERS #10
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness, Adam Kubert, Andrea Sorrentino (A/CA) David Marquez
THE EARTH’S MOST HATED HEROES?!
After 700 issues of saving the world, you’d think the Avengers would be due some celebration. But instead the whole world seems to be gunning for them, especially Namor’s fearsome new Defenders of the Deep and the reimagined Russian Super-Soldiers of the Winter Guard. And that’s not to mention the shocking surprise the U.S. government has in store for our heroes. Plus: The all-new Agents of Wakanda! The mystery of the Avengers of 1,000,000 BC deepens! A key revelation concerning the resurrection of Wolverine! And the next startling new Avenger is revealed!
Rated T+In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $5.99

 

WONDER WOMAN #58
(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Cary Nord (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
“THE JUST WAR” part one! A new era of Wonder Woman begins as best-selling writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) makes her return to DC with art star Cary Nord (Conan, THE UNEXPECTED) joining the series!
Far below Themyscira, Ares, the God of War, has been imprisoned for generations, repenting his past sins. But his new cellmate Grail may have an unexpected effect on him…and the plan they’ve come up with will change Themyscira-and the world- forever! When Wonder Woman rushes to Eastern Europe to rescue Steve Trevor from a mission gone wrong, she’ll find herself face-to-face with a very new, very different God of War! In Shops: Nov 14, 2018 SRP: $3.99

 

(Last Updated November 15, 2018 6:34 pm )

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