Steve Rogers, PR Disaster

Captain America saying: Well, I say America is nothing! Without its ideals--its commitment to the freedom of all men, America is a piece of trash! A nation is nothing! A flag is a piece of cloth!!

via jwz, this story about Captain America’s SHIELD assigned publicist is an inspired contrast to Ultimate Marvel’s Steve Rogers.

Worst case scenario, maybe Steve Rogers had come out of the ice with certain old-timey values intact—your standard-issue racist grandpa, only hot. … If Rogers turned out to be religiously intolerant or homophobic or prone to condescending remarks about women, if he needed constant coaching to adjust to the modern world, well, Eva could deal with it from atop her giant pile of money. She would explain Twitter every day if she needed to.

Captain America. Seriously. Easy Street.

 “Steve, I can’t force you not to go, but if Captain America gets arrested at a protest, it’s going to get a lot of attention—”

Steve coughed politely.

“That’s…kind of the point of a protest,” he said.

‘Well,’ thought Eva, ‘Shit.