Captain America makes an appearance at a healthcare professional rally, but are things as innocent as they seem?
When this story popped up in my newsfeed, this reporter at first barely noticed, as it seemed to be your typical costumed cameo appearance for Marvel and one of their business partners. However, on closer inspection, is there more going on here than meets the eye?
The appearance took place on May 31 at the 18th Annual Training Conference for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, or NADCP, a conference which apparently addressed the topics of addiction, mental health, and criminal justice. The event was attended by "a wide variety of attendees which include state and federal justice leaders, celebrities, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, clinicians, police and probation officers, military veterans, business owners, Drug Court graduates and their family members." The star-spangled Avenger was there, supposedly, to congratulate the attendees for their altruistic work.
However, one can't help but notice that the imagery on the stage is a little bit... menacing? With the slogan "All Rise!" printed on the black and red tapestry and at the podium Cap is speaking at, along with the sinister, snake-themed medical logo, the rally reminds us of some of the Fascist villains Cap has tangled with in the past. Could the NADCP by a front for HYDRA? Readers of Marvel Comics are aware that HYDRA is a criminal and terrorist organization bent on world domination and led by former Nazi Baron Von Strucker. Below, we have posted an image of Siemens CEO Gregory Sorenson side by side with Von Strucker. Is there a family resemblance? U Decide!
In even more foreboding news, Marvel slips in this announcement at the end of the story: "Marvel and Siemens have begun work on a new project that will be revealed at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry event in July. Keep your eyes peeled as there will be a special appearance by Iron Man!" American Association of Clinical Chemistry? Is this an obvious front for science crime organization Advanced Idea Mechanics?
The Outhouse can only hope that Cap and Iron Man know what they are getting themselves into and are simply infiltrating these organizations in order to take them down from the inside. We would hate to believe that costumed actors portraying our world's greatest heroes have turned to the dark side. We'll keep you posted.
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror