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Tuesday, March 08, 2005 |
( 3/08/2005 07:28:00 AM ) Bill S.
ALL WHO CHOOSE TO OPPOSE HIS SHIELD MUST YIELD – Courtesy of Atrios comes this poli-plog discussion thread of Ed Brubaker's most recent Captain America (#3) and a sequence therein where the good Cap'n waxes wroth about American's "dismissing the French as cowards." The former WWII Super Soldier, currently on a mission in Paris, recalls the members of the French Resistance he fought alongside back in the day and the average citizens who were killed for not yielding to occupation.
"In one day alone, 600 men, women and children executed in the village or Oradour-Sur-Glane. All because of what the Maquis did on D-Day. . .stopping those tanks from getting to Normandy."A small in-character moment for Steve Rogers, I thought (who, despite his name, is less concerned about nationalism and more with acts of decent human bravery.) Apparently, Cap's diatribe has riled some easily rile-able comics fans and generated a decent length comment thread on the Work Bench poli-site to boot. (Note the one commenter who accuses Cap'n of being a flip-flopper by quoting a French joke that the Ultimate Version of the character made – wanna convince me that these two Marvel lines are aren't confusing to those outside the fandom community?) Me, I wonder if Jim Henley has any thoughts on the character's current run. . .