Captain America remembers everything, and he’s a little punchy in this issue of Avengers 29. This revelation comes from the aftermath from the Original Sin event and the murder of the Watcher. What does Captain America remember? The Illuminati reformed. Captain America kicked out by the other members, his friends, and his memory erased.
Published: May 14, 2014
Rating: Rated T
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Leinil Francis Yu
As you may know, the Illuminati has been reassembled with Tony Stark, Dr. Stephen Strange, T’challa, Namor, Reed Richards, Hank McCoy (replacing Professor X) and Captain America. Earths from other dimensions are starting to converge upon one another. The result of the convergence is both Earths are destroyed, that is unless one is destroyed by the other.
Captain America attempted to use the Infinity Guantlet to prevent the convergence but failed. The only other option is to build a weapon powerful enough to destroy a planet. Captain America morally objected, which lead to his removal from the group.
Captain America realizes that not only was his memory erased, but he was betrayed by this best friend, Tony Stark. He was also betrayed by the Illuminati, a group of the smartest heroes, but by its very nature, a dangerous organization.
Of the revealed tie-ins from Original Sin, this is the one I was looking forward to the most. It is the secret with the highest stakes, if revealed, in the Marvel Universe, and it’s coming to light. Let’s just say that Steve Rogers is not happy and Iron Man is the first target of his anger and the result is an epic battle between the Avengers and Tony Stark.
Great story by Jonathan Hickman and art by Leinil Francis Yu. My only problem is that as a tie-in to the Original Sin event, Captain America just remembers what was erased by Dr. Strange. It is not the dramatic reveal, I wanted.