Posts tagged #Marvel

How Silliness Gets Serious

Of course, sometimes, the silliness doesn’t get buried and forgotten until some enterprising writer finds it again.  Sometimes, they hang a lampshade right on it.  For example, the weirdest super coincidence in all of comics: the identical sidekick.

It starts back in the Silver Age, and Captain America’s first meeting with a young orphan Adventurer named Rick Jones:

Posted on July 1, 2014 .

It's all connected by Charlie Esser

And that’s the thing, there is no way in the world that when Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created this story, thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if one of the soldiers who shoots Hitler here was actually Bucky Barnes, who after WWII became a brainwashed assassin for the Soviets?”   But, decades later, another writer can look at this history, and add a new twist on the story we all know.

We don’t know if that is what Brian Michael Bendis meant when he had Bucky say that he killed Hitler, but it is just one of many possibilities.

Posted on June 26, 2014 and filed under Comics, Film & TV, Superheroes.