The idea for this one was born mostly out of an offhand comment in reaction to what's been going on here in the US since the middle of last year: "Where's Captain America?" It could be construed as a joke and it sounds funny, but its kind of true when one thinks that the core beliefs of that flag and what kind of character Cap is and what he fought for have gotten to the point where there's no way back.
I wanted a battle idea, something that would be decent and pure...something that would be thought provoking of the kind of man Captain America is. After all...a name like that, what does he represent? Freedom from oppression...the belief that anyone can be successful with the right hard work and ideals...that anyone from off the boat in Ellis Island could be the next millionaire or Senator...that the U.S. of A isn't a country built on tyranny or injustice...and the belief that we're not this and we're not that...that labels can be rejected and differences can be accepted because of that one simple truth, namely we're all the same: American...and that as Americans that it takes a lot of bravery to go out and be a voice against wrongdoing when it arises. So coming up with this, I wanted it to represent a man, yes hopped up on the ultimate steroid thanks to the Super Soldier formula but a man who didn't have to go through what he did, going out in a ridiculous costume, armed with a shield, a couple of guns, and his wits, and fighting for that dream, of that sincere belief that you can have an opinion, that you can make changes, than you can be better than what you are...that you can be great without having someone tell you that you can be.