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Subj: Re: Captain Sam
Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 at 10:54:20 am EDT (Viewed 233 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Captain Sam
Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 at 04:44:29 pm EDT (Viewed 231 times)
I think the difference between Sam and Steve is that Steve is an idealist and Sam is a pragmatist.
Theres nothing wrong with either approach - although arguably the role of Captain America can do more as a symbol than it can on the streets getting its hands dirty. I'd compare it to a figure like Ghandi, who achieved far more as a symbol than he ever did with his physical actions
Its a similar debate when people question why Cap doesnt get involved in Americas dubious and controversial wars abroad. Sure, if Cap were there he would obviously save lives, but that would be against what the costume, shield and identity represent and inspire.
Incidently I dont think Sam was 'less heroic' by drawing a line in the sand, I actually think its an interesting approach that weve never seen before from a Captain America.
My main issue with it was how Nick Spencer did that, and also that there are literally hundreds of heroes who do that - including the Falcon - but only one Captain America, who traditionally has always done something else.