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This is the worst storyline Marvel comics has ever done. Yes, worse than One More Day. Worse than Punisher becoming an angel. Worse than Ultimate Tony Stark's backstory as a baby turned into a giant living brain after being infected in utero with mutant monkey blood. Yeah. Worse than that. Here's what I imagine the writing process for this event was like:
"Here's a brilliant idea: take Captain America, the kindest, purest, and noblest superhero in the Marvel Universe, and retcon his backstory so that he was a Nazi sleeper agent this whole time! That's a shocking twist and totally not a contrived Ass Pull that disrespects his Jewish-American WWII veteran creators! Then, let's have more beloved Marvel heroes like Punisher (a moral crusader with no loyalty to anything other than his quest to kill evildoers) and Deadpool (a zany screwball who has no loyalty to anything period) become Nazis as well! Yeah, then we'll have this totally-badass-and-not-at-all-dreary-and-depressing storyline of our Nazi heroes repeatedly winning against outside forces, and portraying those same Nazis as the lesser of two evils compared to other villains totally won't come across as horrifyingly tone-deaf in a time when fascism and white supremacy are becoming increasingly normalized in America! Then, to prevent the fanboys and SJ Ws (because hating Nazis makes you an SJW, apparently) from getting too angry, we'll just end the story with a nonsensical Deus ex Machina that makes it so the heroes aren't Nazis anymore! How could anyone possibly object to something like that?"
This is the storyline that made me almost give up on Marvel's comics. It's dull, depressing, trashy, nonsensical, and shamelessly exploitative. If you'll excuse me, I'll go watch Inglorious Basterds to revive the part of my soul this comic destroyed.
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