Thursday, July 5, 2007

Death of America

Now before you think of anything about the title... what i'm referring here is about the tragic death of one of America's most popular comics superhero - a hero that's the ultimate symbol of nationalism, he was even named after the country itself -- Captain America is dead.

Yes, Captain America is dead and buried in the latest issue of Marvel Comics' "Fallen Son," due on newsstands the morning after Independence Day. After 66 years of battling villains from Adolf Hitler to the Red Skull, the red, white and blue leader of the Avengers was felled by an assassin's bullet on the steps of a New York federal courthouse.

In the most recent story line, he became involved in a superhero "civil war," taking up sides against Iron Man in a registration controversy, climaxed by his arrest and assassination. He was headed to court after refusing to sign the government's Superhero Registration Act, a move that would have revealed his true identity. A sniper who fired from a rooftop was captured as police and Captain America's military escort were left to cope with chaos in the streets.

Marvel says you never know what will happen. This is not Captain America’s first brush with death. Toward the end of World War II he plunged into the ocean during a flight on an experimental plane, and he was presume
d killed in action. Actually, he was encased in ice and in a state of suspended animation. Many years later he was discovered by the superhero group the Avengers and thawed out to continue his career.

So what do you think this time? Is it really the end of Capt. America? or will he come back again ala Superman?

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