“The Existential Angst of Captain America?”

Friend of the Gutter Mark D. White writes about Captain America’s struggles with identity at Psychology Today. “When people think about Captain America, whether from the comics or the movies, they might think of his rock-solid ethics, based in virtue and duty, or his patriotic devotion to the American dream (both of which I wrote about in my book The Virtues of Captain America). But there is another important aspect of the character that is not captured by an approach that focuses on ethics: his existential crises of identity, purpose, and belonging, all of which are integral parts of his character since he was revived in the early 1960s by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.”

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