Newswire: People aren’t crazy about Marvel’s new “cosplay as Nazis” ad campaign

Marvel continues to face public backlash over its current Secret Empire event, i.e., the one that started with Captain America being revealed as a sleeper member of the terrorist organization Hydra, and has continued into a Cap-assisted takeover of the United States. To celebrate its big summer thing, the company has announced that it’s going to “Hydra-ize” various web sites, and even participating brick-and-mortar comic shops, handing out T-shirts emblazoned with the organization’s logo. Which would be all well and good, except for the fact that Hydra are Nazis.

That’s not Marvel’s line on the group, admittedly; writer Nick Spencer has done everything in his power to distance the fictional organization from the Third Reich, insisting that Nazi-affiliated Hydra villains like Captain America’s old nemeses The Red Skull and Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker weren’t “true Hydra.” But for a number of the company …

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