Excellent! I wanted to ask about the Black Bolt issue since I saw Meg Downey from DC post the panels on her Twitter. She also posted lots more Captain America panels (including meta about how she sees the comic Civil War’s Cap as Nuke instead of Steve Rogers?). I don’t know enough Cap comic history to form opinions but I do enjoy seeing people geek out over Steve 😄.

jayleeg:

Nuke? No. Nuke is a xenophobe and a bigot and the exact opposite of Steve Rogers. That is not a kind comparison. I’ve read the Civil War and all of the tie-ins many times and Steve is the exact opposite of Nuke, especially in that particular event. Steve was fighting the SHRA because it was profiling. Point blank. He said this to Tony…

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Black Panther #18 (2005) 

It forced anyone with super powers to sign a registrar. In this country we are innocent until proven guilty. You cannot assume that someone is going to have criminal intent just because they may have superpowers.

Steve, a WW2 vet, had seen a registration list before. And he saw where such a list led. And he was right. A lot of the stuff that happened during WW2, happened during the Marvel Civil War. For example, Steve was shot at by SHIELD before the law had even passed, simply because he refused to arrest anyone refusing to sign, before the law was passed.

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Civil War #1

Families were woken up in the middle of the night and asked to sign or go rogue, thereby breaking said families apart…

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New Avengers #22 (2005)

And SHIELD took to sneaking up on the unregistered and bombing them, unaware, without warning, then refusing to treat their injuries when hauling them to prison in the negative zone. Which had horrible, inhumane prison conditions…

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Civil War Frontline #6

Medical experiments were conducted on the unconscious unregistered without their consent and nary a HIPAA form in sight.

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Civil War Frontline #8

A team of convicted murderers were released from prison and told to hunt down Peter Parker for defecting from the registered side to the unregistered side, beating him near to death…

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Civil War #5

A clone of Thor was made with a stolen strand of hair, taken without Thor’s knowledge, and the clone turned out to be unstable, killing Bill Foster…

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Civil War #4

THAT was what Steve was fighting. So NO. Steve was not like Nuke in Civil War. And anyone who said he was is cordially invited to fight me. And they better do their reading beforehand because I have and I will debate long and hard with many a panel copy and pasted to support my argument.

Sorry, I went on a tangent. But that comparison just really pissed me off. Civil War is a very touchy subject for me.