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Captain America: Sam Wilson vol 1: Not My Captain America s/c


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Captain America: Sam Wilson vol 1: Not My Captain America s/c back

Nick Spencer & Daniel Acuna, Paul Renaud, Joe Bennett

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Page 45 Review by Stephen

Wall Street.

"The first thing I'd like to tell you is this: you are not bad people.
"I read the same headlines you do. The greed of the one percent. Corporate bailouts, corporate handouts, corporate welfare, Malfeasance. Corruption.
"We're sure not in the eighties anymore, are we?"

Hahahahaha!

This isn't the first collection with former Falcon Sam Wilson as Captain America - that was Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen's ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA VO 1: HYDRA ASCENDANT whose review will stand you in good stead for context - but it is a fresh new satirical start.

Gone is the straight white male Steve Rogers who believes that when the chips are down his country will do what's right; here instead is African American Sam Wilson who just hopes it will because he's seen it do the opposite so very often.

As America faces a Presidential Election in which Barrack Obama could very easily be replaced by Donald Trump - a disingenuous, racist, corporation-friendly, multi-millionaire fuckwit who wants to wall off Mexico - THIEF OF THIEVES' and THE FIX's Nick Spencer throws immigration and that specific border crossing unflinchingly in your face along with post-SNOWDEN whistle-blowing and post-SUPERCRASH continued corporate greed, its complicit media collaborators and political enablers.

If this were British I would have expected Tory darling Sir Philip Green to have made a personal appearance, so direct is this.

We're back in the boardroom again, with captive audience and socialist Sam Wilson being given a grilling.

"You think you're helping - with your coddling, your welfare state, your demands for equality.
"Whatever happened to exceptionalism? Whatever happened to rewarding hard work? Instead we punish success!
"Today's businesses face unfair and oppressive regulation at the hands of an overreaching government. I mean, where in the Constitution is anyone promised clean air, anyhow? Sounds to me like free market demand for filtration systems and gas masks.
"Someone has to stand for the job creators and innovators that we've bound up in red tape. Someone has to make America marvellous again...
"And I say I'm just the super villain in a snake suit to do it."

The live media coverage endorsing the Viper and his Serpent Solutions as pro-profit pioneers even as they're attempting to murder Sam Wilson outside the Stock Exchange as is as outlandish as Grand Theft Auto's Weasel News. Except of course that Weasel News barely constituted satire: it was Fox news with barely a tweak and by any other name!

Somehow each of the artists manages to keep a straight superheroic face, even on the golf course, but to give you an additional indication of where to place this in the scale of po-faced punch-em'-ups and comedies like HAWKEYE, Sam spends most of his time here on a plane in passenger class sandwiched between two Twitter-obsessed idiots... or as a bipedal wolf, licking plates, scratching fleas and barking territorially at anyone attempting to read the metre.

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