- The Washington Times - Saturday, October 17, 2015

In the latest issue of Marvel’s revamped Captain America, the iconic superhero takes on a group of right-wing conservatives trying to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the border.

In “Captain America: Sam Wilson #1,” the superhero also known as Sam Wilson heads to the border to take on an “evil” militia group known as the Sons of the Serpent, who are patrolling the area between Mexico and Arizona, according to a video summary of the issue created by the MacIver Institute.

The Sons of the Serpent try to stop a group of illegal immigrants from crossing the border. They accuse the immigrants of invading a sovereign land to spread disease and crime, take American jobs and collect welfare — staples of the conservative case against illegal immigration.

“Attention all trespassers! I am the Supreme Serpent!” the group’s leader is depicted shouting in one of the images. “By invading this sovereign land, you defy the laws of God, nature and the United States Constitution! Therefore, I hereby apprehend you by the power vested in me by the aforementioned God, nature, et cetera, et cetera.”

When the immigrant pleads with the villain, insisting that he doesn’t want any trouble, the commander responds, “Oh, I believe you, sir. I can see you have enough trouble with you already, trouble and disease and crime weigh heavy on your backs.”

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The villain continues to describe the need for a wall along the U.S. border — another common theme among Republican presidential candidates.

“Until the mighty wall is built,” the villain continues, “you come here for employment that is rightfully ours! And if denied it, you seek welfare paid for by our tax dollars! Also, you know how you make me press one for English at the beginning of every call to my satellite provider? That is something I cannot abide!”

The comic depicts media headlines blasting the new, partisan Captain America, calling him anti-American and “Captain Socialism.”

The superhero claims all he wanted to do was bring people together.

Eventually Captain America swoops in and beats up the “bad guys.” 

However, the episode ends on a cliffhanger, with the original Captain America Steve Rogers returning and telling the new superhero to stand down, Breitbart news reported.

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Marvel Comics is owned by Disney and has recently made numerous moves that critics are calling a liberal pander, such as changing the race and sex of many of its iconic superheroes.







• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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