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Marvel and Hastings Define Irony With Their Captain America #1 Variant

i·ro·ny [ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-]

the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.

The variant cover of Captain America #1 that’ll appear in Hastings stores has been released. And, while I generally like the cover, there’s something that made me chuckle and immediately thought of the words “irony” and “hypocrisy.”

Notice Captain America batting away bullets, including one with the word “censorship.” The problem is, Hastings Entertainment and Marvel’s parent company Disney both supported last year’s legislation, SOPA and PIPA that would have severely censored the internet. Marvel also has a history of censoring works after public outcries, no matter how ridiculous they may be.