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Marvel Wants Comic Shop Employees To Dress Like "Totally Not Nazi Analogous" Hydra During Secret Empire

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, April 21 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Marvel Wants Comic Shop Employees To Dress Like

Everyone should be on board, right?


Source: Bleeding Cool

According to Wikipedia, "Hydra first appeared in Strange Tales #135 (August 1965). In its original continuity, it was headed by nondescript businessman Arnold Brown, who was killed as S.H.I.E.L.D. apparently crushed the organization. Hydra soon returned, however, headed by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, with the support of the Nazi Red Skull." 

As part of Secret Empire's marketing campaign, Marvel is initiating a "Hydra takeover" of popular websites, presumably Marvel's PR arm which unofficially includes Newsarama, Valnet Presents CBR, and TVandMovies.com. Luckily for you, True Believer, Axel Alonso hasn't responded to my request to sell out. This campaign has expanded from comics news sites to brick and mortar stores with the offering of Hydra Staff t-shirts to be worn by staff throughout the event. 

I can't sum up this fuckery as well as Nicki Coley did, so here's their tweet.

 

And fittingly enough, pun intended, the shirts are only available in Large or Extra Large.

 

P.S. Hydra clearly aren't Nazis because Steve Rogers killed the Red Skull, and if there's anything that definitively proves you are not a Nazi, it is killing the head Nazi and taking his place.







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About the Author - Tim Midura


Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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