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  03-07-2007, 02:11 AM
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070307/...aptain_america

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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.


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At age 93, I feel sorry for Simon. He may not be around to see the character reborn again. Imagine a lifetime of being proud of a creation, only to see it disappear in your golden years.


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  03-07-2007, 02:15 AM
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  03-07-2007, 02:20 AM
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nah he ain't dead.
give him what, 6 months, a year and he'll be back.
just like the 3548935489 others who've come back.

just when brubaker was writing some decent stories.
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  03-07-2007, 02:43 AM
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I dont think they should have killed him, maybe wounded him to the point he needed life support to try and live to recover but not death.

He was too important a character in Civil War and while I understand the direction, I dont agree
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  03-07-2007, 04:04 PM
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We need to put together a list to see which hero's or villains have stayed dead.
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  03-07-2007, 05:44 PM
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I also find this really offensive.
More propaganda BULLSH**T.

It's just like saying "Kill America".
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whoever came up with this idea ought to be whipped, and castrated. Ok, I'm done venting now.
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  03-07-2007, 11:39 PM
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whoever came up with this idea ought to be whipped, and castrated. Ok, I'm done venting now.
I hear you there. We're in the middle of a war. They should not be doing this crap.
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Avengers: The Initiative was released yesterday also and is a MUST read on Caps death there is a dissuccussion between Spiderwoman and Ms. Marvel that sheds alot of light on Steve's demise.

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I finally got my issue 25 of Captain America. I hit my local comic store...was sold out in friggin 2 hrs... Had to get it on Ebay for $25.00 but worth it to see the legends last fight. Love the artwork. Now maybe my Captain America figures will skyrocket in price..lol

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