“Captain America is the absolute antithesis of Donald Trump,” Kirby said. He’s not the first to suggest it.
“Captain America, the embodiment of a kind of Lincolnesque optimism, poses a direct question for me.”
An African American character will soon strap on the star-emblazoned shield and step into the red, white and blue uniform of Captain America in the pages of Marvel Comics.
America Alone: Chris Evans as Captain America, surrounded by extra-evil Hydra soldiers. Image courtesy of Jay Maidment / Marvel Studios.