A new Captain America mini-series from Marvel Comics called, “The United States of Captain America,” takes a new approach to the legendary hero, portraying Steve Rogers as less of a patriotic icon, and more of a jaded, newly woke, and “solemn” Avenger who believes the American Dream is really “two dreams. And one lie.”
The mini-series, which is just a minor arc in a much larger universe that explores a more complex side of Captain America, per its promotional materials, premiered just ahead of Independence Day on June 30th and features an older Captain America looking back on his crime-fighting career while he prepares memorabilia for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., per Bounding Into Comics.
Rogers is particularly concerned that he once believed that Captain America once told a U.S. military general that he was “loyal to nothing except the dream,” referencing the “American Dream.”
“I actually said that once,” Rogers sighs, pressing into a soliloquy on how the “Amerian Dream”