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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    The Death of Captain America

    From Yahoo news:

    NEW YORK - Captain America has undertaken his last mission ó 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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  2. #2
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    May 2002
    the plywood state
    that's interesting. i guess they needed a new storyline in the series.
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    but they've always worked for me,"

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  3. #3
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    Oct 2002
    Daly City, CA
    I just saw that article on Yahoo myself. Didn't realize the comics were still going.

    Well, just about every other hero has "died" in the comics. They have a way of returning, especially if they start making money (movies).
    If you can stay calm, while all around you is chaos...then you probably haven't completely understood the seriousness of the situation.

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