“Now we win.”
Marvel NOW! Avengers: Captain America
This isn’t the first time Sam has donned the mantle of Captain America. He originally wielded the shield during the Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty miniseries (issue 9 to be exact).
All-New Captain America #1
UNLEASH THE FALCON
You’ve got to move faster than that, son. I think you want to be caught.
You want it all over with, don’t you? It doesn’t have to be prison, Castle. There are other places you can go if you want help.
Punisher War Journal #66
Steven Grant + Hugh Haynes
This plot is yet another event where police forces and superheroes alike take arms against the Punisher, after one step ‘too far.’ Part of this response involves Steve Rogers, who goes out of his way to make this deliberate effort to reach Frank. After this one failed attempt, this endeavor is not touched on again, and that is disappointing as this issue raises a lot of interesting points of characterization.
Steve attempts to reach Frank as a soldier. He stresses understanding and speaks to him with the respect of a fellow service person, while still chastising his brutality. It’s worth note that Frank does not once say a single word to Steve aloud. He does not agree or deny any of Steve’s assumptions. While he keeps himself silent, his inner narrative is heavy: he speaks of how Captain America was a symbol of worship for him in the army, like the flag itself. Knowing he’ll lose hand-to-hand, Frank reads his options as this: shoot Steve or surrender. He viciously refuses to kill Steve (who is already suffering a disease in this point in canon, which Frank picks up on as they fight) and he also refuses to return to prison. His mind stresses and reaches for a third option, but he can’t find one.
However, Steve does offer a third suggestion. He does not specify what exactly but he does say: ‘there are other places you can go.’ The only real option this seems to indicate is that he would see Frank treated like any soldier suffering with PTSD. This coincides with the ongoing theme that the two are very opposite sides of the spectrum as a pair of soldiers: Steve sees this third option, where Frank does not even acknowledge its existence: that is the difference in the kind of men they are. Above all, it seems to indicate that Steve would be willing to be an active figure on Frank’s side, should this be the case, because Frank’s arrests do tend to land him in prison by default, not in any mental health facility — and this is mostly due to his own responses to his arrests and trial. Steve stresses that he understands, and he is willing to help.
The idea of Steve Rogers taking a personal investment in Frank Castle, and the potential of his rehabilitation, speaks a lot for this dynamic
"It’s going down… I’m yelling FREEDOM!!"
I blame you, alliealison.
I’m a little late. Oopsies… This is for Steve’s birthday! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧
I’ve always wanted to draw the Star-Spangled bbys. XD Maybe someday I’ll make a decent Star-Spangled family portrait with Grandpa Steve and Isaiah. I like to think that Bucky’s their big brother and Rikki is the youngest. Haha!
This is my first time drawing Rikki and oh my gosh I never drawn so much ‘murica in one artwork. HAHA!
OH LOOK. EAAAAAAAAAAAAGLE!!
Hope you guys like this! (´∀｀)♡
Oh Captain My Captain… America!!
I’d really like the people telling me that I’m misinformed about the Remender situation to tell me how I’m misinformed. Because from reading the issue, forming my own opinion, and seeing the community’s reaction, I’d say I’m pretty damned informed.
Captain America #25 - Adam Hughes
If anyone wants to know why there’s such an outcry against Remender’s writing in Captain America #22, here’s an excellent write up by tumblr user americachavez, and a good article from the examiner brought to my attention by tumblr user tinwintersoldier