Captain America and Wonder Woman: Superhero Ambassadors of 2016

Our entire nation as well as the world were united in 2016 to celebrate 75 years of two superheroes who are avenging and lassoing all their might on the side of right as the real red-white-blue shield against tyranny, oppression, cruelty, and corruption: Marvel’s Captain America and DC Comics’ Wonder Woman.

The world’s first super-soldier, Steve Rogers is a kid from Brooklyn that went on to become a living legend: the first Avenger who fights not for himself, but fights for those who can’t fight back.  The ultimate good-guy who doesn’t have a dark side, the one with the perfect teeth, Captain America is the ultimate patriot in defending the freedom of others – even if it means being on the wrong side of the law … even if it means being a criminal, an outlaw, a vigilante.  But Captain America remains both a symbol and a superhero because he is the ambassador for life, liberty, and justice: the greatest soldier in history that is willing to pay the high price of freedom in the war against the forces of HYDRA.  Once considered “a laboratory experiment” by armored billionaire-playboy-genius philanthropist Avenger Tony Stark/Iron Man, Steve Rogers is special as Captain America because he is a good man who understands the value of compassion and strength, a good man who doesn’t like bullies – no matter where they come from, for Steve Rogers can do this all day as Captain America.

Indeed the world’s finest of female superheroes, the Amazonian Wonder Woman is the original warrior princess who was born and raised on Paradise Island.  Though this goddess may be considered by some as a sex symbol who doesn’t deserve to be a honorary ambassador of the United Nations, Wonder Woman still has the stamp of approval of not only having the honor as the ambassador of Paradise Island, but our ambassador for sisterhood, equality, truth, justice, goodness, peace, and love in our world of man: THE symbol for female empowerment against the Nazis, corporate greed, and organized crime.  The dawn of completing the superhero trinity with Batman/Superman, Wonder Woman is one of the founding members of Earth’s greatest superheroes known as the Justice League.

Helping the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) assembled over $10 billion dollars worldwide, “Captain America: Civil War” – aka Team Cap (Chris Evans) vs. Team Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) – became the superhero blockbuster of 2016 against “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, the debut of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.  Though she may or may not have been with the Man of Steel/Son of Krypton (Henry Cavill) and the Bat of Gotham/Son of Gotham (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman wasn’t like any other woman they’ve known but she was with them in saving the world from the climactic Doomsday.

Come 2017, the secret origins of both “Wonder Woman” and the “Justice League” will be revealed on the big screen.  And as for Steve Rogers?  He may or may not suit up again as Captain America, but ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ will soon need him for the upcoming 2018 endgame known as “Avengers: Infinity War”.

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