Captain America killed when US needs him

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  1. Fcuk!! Now we are for it.


    Marvel Comics' decision to have a New York sniper polish off ultra-patriotic Captain America in the latest issue of his comic has not only horrified his fans but provoked questions about the continued relevance of his commitment to "truth, justice and the American way".

    At a time of growing scepticism among Americans about the morality of their country's foreign policy, the decision to kill off the nation's comic book embodiment has been widely interpreted as being heavily laden with political symbolism.

    "It's a hell of a time for him to go. We really need him now,"
    said Joe Simon, 93, the writer who came up with the hooded, masked and shield-carrying character as a way of bolstering American patriotism during the Second World War.

    He appeared on the cover of the first edition punching Adolf Hitler and... he has been dispatching America's enemies, including the Japanese, Communists and criminals, ever since.

    His appeal was partly based on the fact that he had no real superpowers. His alter ego, Steve Rogers, was a scrawny student who volunteered to be injected with "Super Soldier" serum, making him the embodiment of a human being at his utmost potential.

    An estimated 210 million Captain America comics have been sold in 75 countries, but sales have been slipping due to the popularity of more modern superheroes such as Spiderman.

    Its writers also admitted that the character probably suffered because there was no longer the same consensus about what an All-American hero should stand for.

    Ed Brubaker, the series writer, admitted it was not easy to kill off the character but said that he wanted to explore in future issues what the hero meant to the country in more polarised times.

    "What I found is that all the really hard-core Left-wing fans want Cap to be giving speeches on the street corner against the Bush administration, and all the really Right-wing fans all want him to be over in the streets of Baghdad, punching out Saddam," he said.

    Stan Lee, the comic writer, said he resurrected Captain America in the 1960s "because he represented everything that people found admirable - he was courageous, honest, loyal, he tried always to do the right thing... he was like a perfect human being".

    Another "perfect" hero, Superman, was killed off in 1993


    As news shows debated yesterday what his demise said about American values, comic store owners said that many fans behaved as if they were in mourning.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/09/wcomic09.xml :omg: :omg:
     
  2. Ass wipes! How fcuking dare they kill Captain America! Who's next? Marvel, you have sunk low, LOW I say. No wonder Stan Lee left marvel.

    I'm officially sticking with Darkhorse and DC from now on
     
  3. The plan is to 'resurrect' him later as America's weapon of last resort.

    Capt. America ain't dead. He just dozed off.
     
  4. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    Don't worry, it will all be a dream after he has realised that he was kidnaped by aliens!!!!
     
  5. Where is Batfink and Karate on your list...... ?
     
  6. Gave up on Marvel long ago when they brought in Spiderwoman and She Hulk to protect their copyright..still waiting for Spider dog and spider cat..

    anyone remember Krypto the Super dog?.. and whatever happened to Supergilr's pet flying horse? Batmite anyone?
     
  7. I myself gave up on scooby doo when that little shit scrappy was introduced.............
     
  8. Look no further comic fans - DANGERMOUUUUUSSSSSEEE diddle dum diddle dum diddle dum.........

    Ah the joys of a misspent youth.

    :)
     
  9. Capt America, a geek who gets injected with "super serum" and goes out to punch baddies.
    Perhaps the 'roided twat just died of shame...
     
  10. What about Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy from the Simpsons? I'm sure they can fill the void.
     
  11. Just as long as they don't top Oor Wullie.
     
  12. "Up and atom........................" Good catchphrase
     
  13. We have such notables as the boys from South Park, the Simpsons and the cast of Family Guy, not to mention Futurama. If I wanted to look at some fruit in tights, I'd peek in the mirror.
     
  14. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    But Mr. Sinister lives!!!!! Muhhhhaaahhhhhhaaaaaaaaa :twisted: (ok no PhD just yet, but working on it :thumleft: )
     
  15. Who needs Capt. America?

    Spiderman; now he can weave me pubic hairs into a tangled web of love any time he wants to.