Saturday, January 22, 2011
How about you keep them alive in the form of a "terrorist" organization called HYDRA?
That was certainly what Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were trying to do when they came up with this particular massive foil for their stable of heroes to combat. That, of course, has largely been lost into the sands of time as HYDRA now barely resembles itself from when I was a kid. As can be seen in so many recent animated movies, the very idea of "minions," that is to say large groups of people following an evil leader, seems comic - A sign of how incredibly narcissistic an age we live in, as no one can imagine themselves "selling out" in such a fashion.
But then, Captain America ain't what he used to be either.
I apologize for the melancholy mood of this particular post on "silly" comics, but sometimes the society they reflect makes me very sad. Evil is real, even if it does not dress up in ugly green and shout "Hail Hydra!"