The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 057

The Double Life of Private Steve Rogers

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Face Front, True Believers! Spoilers are in full effect for our entire Captain America discussion this week as Mister Fixit & Diabolu Frank debate “Hail Hydra” and especially #givecaptainamericaaboyfriend, plus some random Disney/Star Wars talk and a deeply dysfunctional edition of the Mighty Marvel Mail Bag! We have an especially robust tumblr gallery this time as well, so check that out! Excelsior!

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3 thoughts on “The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 057”

  1. Captain America’s love-interests never felt serious or believable to me, but not because he was secretly homosexual. To me, Captain America will never settle down and have a lasting romantic relationship with man or woman because Cap doesn’t have a personal life. This was something Whedon tried to explore in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON but he didn’t know what to do with it. There is no Captain America without the War, and there is no Steve Rogers without Captain America. Steve is not his alter-ego; it’s just the name he was born with. He doesn’t fundamentally change his persona when he puts the outfit on. The super-soldier serum didn’t change who Steve is, just what he looked like.

    Steve–not just Captain America, but Steve–is a warrior. He’s not going to settle down and commit to someone, male or female, until he can stop fighting. Which he can’t ever.


  2. FWIW, Disney’s ancestors came from France, specifically Isigny-sur-Mer (the name began as d’Isigny (from Isigny)).
    Hope this helps!


  3. So… did the HydraCap thing get resolved yet? If so how? I haven’t seen anything about it.

    As for Cap being gay or not, Frank makes a good argument, but it’s perhaps needlessly reductive in terms of gender/sexual identity. What’s wrong with a man entertaining strong bromances and having tepid chemistry with women? I’m sure it happens all the time without the guy necessarily being gay or even bi. Cap as generally asexual seems more in line with his behavior, his emotional attachments more important than his sexual/romantic ones, and devoid of normative gender biases. But all these characters are slaves to the whims of writers and editors so you never know.


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