Thursday, March 08, 2007

Captain America is dead

Marvel has killed one of its iconic comic characters, Captain America in the latest issue of the Captain America comic book. He was shot in his shoulder and stomach.

“It seemed a little radical when it was first brought up,” said Dan Buckley, the president and publisher of Marvel Entertainment, about Captain America's death. “But sometimes stories just take you places.” He added that the Cap is very dead right now.

Marvel also revealed that a heart-wrenching five-issue mini-series called Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America will follow different Marvel heroes and chronicle their reactions to the loss of Captain America, the first two spotlighting Wolverine and the Avengers. Marvel has a habit of bringing back dead comic heroes for example Superman, so it remains to be seen if Captain America will forever be dead.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

There are rumours someone else will don the Captain America costume.

He will be back.

Anonymous said...

Shot and killed by a sniper. That is so lame.

Anonymous said...

they need to kill him to generate the publicity.

kuey said...

"Marvel has a habit of bringing back dead comic heroes for example Superman"

Um, just to clarify. Superman is from DC, not Marvel.

That doesn't mean Marvel doesn't do things like this though - Phoenix, Colossus, Prof X, just to name a few.