Okay, I've been telling you that I would put some pictures of the old and new Captain Americas up here so that you could compare the visual rhetoric of the two. Now remember, there is a lot to the rhetoric of these two pictures besides just the costumes, but take a look at them: what do you think that each suggests about The United States, the nation this character is meant to represent?
Original Cap. . .
And the new Cap. . .
Now, the stories themselves have quite a rhetorical slant as well--y'know, one was frozen in time to be revived by a future generation, the second was the first one's sidekick and spent some time brainwashed and working for the USSR--but just look at the images themselves right now.
Fascinating. . .