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El Chuxter
03-07-2007, 09:43 AM
Every morning, I scour the news, hoping for information on the demise of Batman, preferably to an ignominous end such as prostate cancer, and today I found this nugget of joy.

From Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070307/ap_on_en_ot/captain_america;_ylt=AoIOwGeM9.4pUkwG2PHFpV3MWM0F) :

Comic book hero Captain America dies

NEW YORK - Captain America has undertaken his last mission — at least for now. The venerable superhero is killed in the issue of his namesake comic that hit stands Wednesday, the Daily News reported.

On the new edition's pages, a sniper shoots down the shield-wielding hero as he leaves a courthouse, according to the newspaper.

It ends a long run for the stars-and-stripes-wearing character, created in 1941 to incarnate patriotic feeling during World War II. Over the years, an estimated 210 million copies of "Captain America" comic books, published by New York-based Marvel Entertainment Inc., have been sold in a total of 75 countries.

But resurrections are not unknown in the world of comics, and Marvel Entertainment editor in chief Joe Quesada said a Captain America comeback wasn't impossible.

Still, the character's death came as a blow to co-creator Joe Simon.

"We really need him now," said Simon, 93, who worked with artist Jack Kirby to devise Captain America as a foe for Adolf Hitler.

According to the comic, the superhero was spawned when a scrawny arts student named Steve Rogers, ineligible for the army because of his poor health but eager to serve his country, agreed to a "Super Soldier Serum" injection. The substance made him a paragon of physical perfection, armed only with his shield, his strength, his smarts and a command of martial arts.

In the comic-book universe, death is not always final. But even if Captain America turns out to have met his end in print, he may not disappear entirely: Marvel has said it is developing a Captain America movie.

Isn't it great when a superhero dies? Less trouble for us supervillains when we try to rob the Gotham National Bank!

THIS I COMMAND!!

JEDIpartner
03-07-2007, 01:20 PM
I could add to this but it would have to go into the Rancor Pit. Let's just suffice it to say that I'm surprised that the state of the nation didn't kill him sooner. :rolleyes:

JON9000
03-07-2007, 03:19 PM
Does anybody seriously think Captain America will not be back? Although, as comic books haven't been for children in 20 years, his one-dimensionality surely made him an unpopular character.

jjreason
03-07-2007, 03:29 PM
He'll be back. His book isn't cancelled.

JetsAndHeels
03-07-2007, 04:46 PM
I don't normally read marvel besides the occasional Punisher issue but I may get this one. It has made the news so I figure it might be interesting to read.

Rogue II
03-07-2007, 06:01 PM
It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do.

Rocketboy
03-07-2007, 10:25 PM
Captain America's real secret identity is Aunt May?

jjreason
03-09-2007, 03:23 PM
Not so fast, everyone. Go read "New Avengers: The Initiative" one-shot which makes mention of a certain starred and striped Avenger not quite dead yet.

Rogue II
03-09-2007, 03:32 PM
So you're saying it's time to start quoting The Holy Grail?

jjreason
03-09-2007, 03:39 PM
I honestly think he's dead, but Carol Danvers was asking Spider-Woman to come back to the Avengers, and she mentioned that they had Cap in SHIELD care and were working to save his life - that he wasn't quite dead yet.

Now this could very well have been a ploy to lure Spider-Woman (and Nick Fury) back in, I'm not sure.

Bel-Cam Jos
03-09-2007, 07:53 PM
I remember CA #332 (was that all the way back in '87? wow... ) when he was replaced by the guy who became USAgent. Cappy can be anyone, but of course Steve Rogers is the Captain America.

I offer a legitimate :cry: in his honor. :salute:

Rocketboy
03-14-2007, 11:36 PM
For anyone that read the train wreck that was Civil War and wondered why Frank Castle picked up Captain America's mask...
Marvel.com posted this (http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.889).

F**k you Marvel.
Don't you dare go and ruin The Punisher with this nonsense.

JetsAndHeels
03-14-2007, 11:59 PM
Oh man..let's hope they do not stick with this. Guys like the Punisher don't need a mask....they just have their usual attire and weapons. Nothing fancy.

Rocketboy
03-15-2007, 12:05 AM
Hopefully when this is all said and done (and forgotten) the Iron Spider will have had a much, much longer run and people will say it was dumber than the time The Punisher was turned into a black guy.

JediTricks
03-15-2007, 05:50 PM
Man, Punisher as Cap... that's pretty f'ing wrong. This whole situation is a big crapfest. One of the bumps on Adult Swim took direct aim at this and dumped hard on it.

El Chuxter
04-10-2007, 11:55 AM
So, for those of you actually paying attention, has this got less moronic yet?