US

Progressives Protest New ‘Captain America’ Book By Burning It

REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker

Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Rob Shimshock Education Reporter

Progressives boycotted and then burned copies of Marvel Comics’ “Captain America,” which depicts the superhero as a Nazi-like antagonist, Saturday.

Marvel writer Nick Spencer portrayed Captain America as a Nazi-like bad guy in a “Secret Empire” issue of the comic given out on Free Comic Book Day Saturday, which was celebrated across the country, Heat Street reported Monday.

“Happy free comic book day!!!” tweeted one user, posting pictures of a burning copy of the Captain America issue.

“I was given this by someone who doesn’t know who Nick Spencer is or that it’s a pile of garbage,” claimed the user “Calvin.” “I don’t pick up free books to burn em [sic].”

“Individual act of protest [does not equal] state sponsored censorship,” the user finished.

“When you burn books you’re not taking a stand against fascism, you’re taking a stand against irony,” said Spencer on Twitter Saturday. (RELATED: Iron Man Is Now A Woman, Because Diversity)

“The stories we tell have consequences,” insisted another person on Twitter. “The rise of fascism in the real world being mirrored in comics is no coincidence.”

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Spencer, as well as two book burners, but received no comment in time for publication.

Follow Rob Shimshock on Twitter

Connect with Rob Shimshock on Facebook

Send tips to rob@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.