The Marvel of Wokeness By Bruce Bennett
I lived on a small farm as a kid growing up in rural Victoria during the 1960s and missed most of the madness of the time. I did collect Marvel comics, especially Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s run on the Fantastic Four and Thor. That so-called silver age was really a golden age, but it did not take long for what we now call political correctness to grip this genre. When Kirby left, I gave up on Marvel, seeing the writing on the wall. Now this is where it is at.
“Marvel Comics is preparing to introduce a nose ring-wearing, gay Captain America for the character’s 80th anniversary. The new Cap also be an LBGTQ activist.
Captain America — which first hit the newsstands in March of 1941 — is getting a makeover. Marvel will feature a new Captain America named Aaron Foster, a young gay man who the publisher says “stands for the oppressed and the forgotten.”
The new Cap will appear in a limited series in a story following the original Captain, Steve Rogers, as he teams up with a number of different Captain Americas. The release of the issue featuring the Aaron Fischer Captain is planned for a June release to coincide with Pride Month.
“Aaron is inspired by heroes of the queer community: activists, leaders, and everyday folks pushing for a better life,” backup writer Joshua Trujillo explained is a statement. “He stands for the oppressed, and the forgotten. I hope his debut story resonates with readers and helps inspire the next generation of heroes.”
Artist Jan Bazaldua added:
“I want to thank Editor Alanna Smith and Joshua Trujillo very much for asking me to create Aaron. I really enjoyed designing him, and as a transgender person, I am happy to be able to present an openly gay person who admires Captain America and fights against evil to help those who are almost invisible to society. While I was drawing him, I thought, well, Cap fights against super-powerful beings and saves the world almost always, but Aaron helps those who walk alone in the street with problems that they face every day. I hope people like the end result!”
Most of us do not care anymore. What took them so long to arrive at woke? Remember when Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four was the female bait and dame in distress for many episodes?