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Super Tuesday isn’t just for politics anymore. Now it represents the day of the week where we get CW’s The Flash and ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD back to back. Dpalm and Kriss are here to recap and nerd out about both shows. Join Us. We also cover Arrow & Legends of Tomorrow and Shanna & the Doctor review Supergirl.
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Super Tuesday Recap: Secret Empire Omega Questions the Moral Authority of America
7 days ago
We’ve definitely hit our Super Tuesday Recap groove cause we’re back already with a new episode. This time we bring in Rod from The Black Guy Who Tips to also share his thoughts on Secret Empire. We also wanted to do a follow up to our last episode on Secret Empire now that the wrap-up issue, Secret Empire: Omega, has come out. In our last episode we speculated about what would be in Omega and it turns out, it was even better than we thought. Secret Empire: Omega really lays out the moral issue at the heart of the event: How much different was Hydra Steve from the previous government and people in place? Hydra Steve's methods were direct and easy to call fascist but he was only able to get as far as he did because the moral compass of America was already in decay. Here are some things that stood out to us:
Stevil (Hydra Steve) Questioning America
One of the most nuanced points Nick Spencer was making in Secret Empire was missed by the conversation being stuck on “Captain America is a Nazi”. To me, the bigger point of Secret Empire was challenging the idea of America that Steve Rogers believes in. First there’s Stevil (that’s his name now instead of Hydra Cap) pointing out that technically nothing he did was illegal and therefore there is now an interesting legal issue about how to prosecute him. He didn’t take power, he was given it. And when Steve retorts that they'll find a way to hold him accountable, Stevil says ""Now, That I don't doubt. These so-called laws were never put in place to protect anyone you didn't want protected." For an evil fascist, Stevil makes an incredible point about the criminal justice system in America.
Even more interesting is when Stevil points out to Steve that his real problem is going to be facing the fact that a lot of America agreed with his fascist policies. They wanted Inhumans locked up. They were okay with the brutality as long as the economy was booming. They enjoyed the strength and power that Stevil projected. Stevil was basically describing Trump voters. This is something we see throughout history in America. As much as we can decry Trump’s America, 60 million people voted for him and gave him the power. Steve almost seems naïve to the fact that Stevil won a lot of hearts and minds and that’s going to need to be overcome.
Hydra is More Dangerous
For the longest time in the comics Hy