Thanks for the reply...and I had also assumed that Secret Wars was the current excuse to avoid continuity....but.....Steve clearly dies in Avengers #44 (along with fake Tony...the real Tony died in Avengers #395) which was still a prelude to Secret Wars. The only characters to actually make it thru were Spider-Man/Spider-Man/Mr. Fantastic/Thor/Black Panther/Captain Marvel/Dr. Strange and Dr. Doom. Cyclops and Star-Lord made it but were killed during Secret Wars. So...besides the eight characters listed are all other characters 'alternate versions' or did someone bring them all back to life? I can understand if the effects of Secret Wars negated all of the 'deaths' as a result of the final incursion...but Steve clearly died before this final incursion. I would have to think that the current Captain Hydra cannot be the same Steve from 1941.
The reprocussions of Secret Wars are enough to make anyones head hurt.
The best and easiest way to look at it is to assume that everyone and everything is exactly the same as it was before until you come accross something different, in which case 'Secret Wars'!
It was a terrible event anyway, and quite ironic that none of the characters can remember it - because all I want to do is forget it.