Ever feel like you’ve lost your mind?
I’m not talking about the going “crazy” kind of mind loss, but the kind where you become overly forgetful about things you should easily remember. Maybe it’s brought on by stress, or seriously heavy time constraints, or a “to do” list in your head that’s as long as…as long as…what was that saying again?
Well, imagine that happening to a beloved superhero. Imagine that the reason for his forgetfulness is due to him not agreeing with a plan of action to save the world from his superhero friends. Imagine his friends wiping his mind in order for him to even forget the plan they are enacting.
Now, imagine that beloved superhero suddenly remembering! What next?
Written by: Jonathan Hickman
Illustrated by: Leinil Francis Yu
Published by: Marvel Comics
A few years ago, in New Avengers #3, the superhero sub group, affectionately calling themselves the Illuminati (made up of the biggest heroes in the Marvel universe including Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Mr. Fantastic, Doctor Strange, Namor, etc.), happened upon a global threat.
In a nutshell, parallel universe dimensions were merging. When this occurred, merging universes would die. A horrible thought. A horrible loss of life! Except that the Illuminati discovered that if one of the earths in one of the merging universes were destroyed, the other would be saved.
And that was what they planned to do. Destroy a parallel earth to save theirs. And they’d do this again and again, killing millions, until they didn’t have to any longer.
Captain America vehemently disagreed with this course of plan, believing that all life was sacrosanct and that there must be another way to save their planet.
The rest of the Illuminati, using the powers of Doctor Strange, wiped his memory of the entire plan and, over the last two years, continued on their course of action.
Today, Captain America remembers.
Make the run to your local comic book shop. Don’t forget to pick up Avengers #29. After all, a mind is a terrible thing to wipe.