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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Rest in peace ... for now

I had an e-mail waiting for me this morning with this subject line: “Captain America Assassinated.”

Yep, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is gunned down in “Captain America” No. 25, hitting stands today. The New York Daily News apparently was the first to report it, and other media are picking up the story, too.

This isn’t a shocker, considering Marvel had indicated a major character would die in the wake of “Civil War,” which found Captain America leading heroes against a federal Superhero Registration Act. At the end of “Civil War,” Cap gave up the struggle, realizing he was out of touch with the people, and was imprisoned.

I’m assuming this is some sort of scam by Tony Stark or whoever — a way of Steve Rogers picking up his life with a new identity not behind bars. But I, of course, could be wrong. It seems a safe bet, though, that we haven’t seen the end of him. Superman died and came back. And Green Arrow. And Green Lantern. And Jean Grey. And Professor X. And ....


Blogger Lisa said...

I have it from a VP in Marvel that it IS Steve and that he will remain dead "for the forseable future"

4:37 PM

Blogger Bill Radford said...

Yeah, it definitely seems to be Steve. And he definitely seems to be dead. But if they can bring back Bucky, they can bring back anybody.

7:50 AM

Blogger Lisa said...

No doubt. It won't be tomorrow or next week, but I am sure that they will eventually. Some Marvel hotshot writer will have it as part of his condition to write some comic or other.

3:25 PM


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