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Subj: Re: Captain America - Steve Rogers #18: Ugly...
Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 at 09:26:47 am CDT (Viewed 585 times)
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Diamond sales are around the 35K mark, which isn't great for an A-list character supposedly involved in one of the biggest stories of his long history.

#1 only debuted at 90K, and it went quickly down hill, and has been languishing around the 35K mark for a number of months now.

Sam Wilsons book is at about 18K.

Secret Empire meanwhile is the lowest selling Marvel big event of the last four, so Nick Spencer gets to be the guy who turned Cap into a Nazi asshole, and doesn't even get any sales to show for it.

Like it or not, the character of Captain America was conceived and created during WWII as the living embodiment of American idealism / exceptionalism. This, of course, does not sit well with the "progressive" minded people at Marvel and their associated Globalist paradigm.

As a result, over the years, it seems the writers have either tried to alter the character into someone more in line with their own political sensibilities (with varying degrees of success), or used him as an object to vent their political frustrations.

I've been a reader since 1973 and I can tell you, I haven't enjoyed CA in MANY years. I actually dropped the book several years ago during Brubaker's run.

I remain hopeful that one day Marvel will give us the old Cap back, perhaps someone more in line with the movie portrayals.

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