John

Captain America Dies. Who’ll kick those Mexicans out now?

In Geek Stuff on March 8, 2007 at 6:46 am

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The big news of this morning–at least in the sphere of non-reality that comicbook fanboys and Wonder Woman obsessed geeks inhabit–is that Captain America is shot dead. Kaput. Vamanos. Personally, Cap America isn’t my favourite superhero, considering that he’s just a really strong dude who can throw a shield (WTF uses a freakin’ shield anyway? Not least in World War 2. Gawd, imagine the ribbing he must’ve got from his drill sergeant), but when a comic character survives for 66 years, you got to give him a space in the obituaries.

The venerable superhero is killed in the issue of his namesake comic that hit stands Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported. On the new edition’s pages, a sniper shoots down the shield-wielding hero as he leaves a courthouse.

It ends a long run for the stars-and-stripes-wearing character, created in 1941. Over the years, some 210 million copies of Captain America comic books, published by New York-based Marvel Entertainment Inc., have been sold in 75 countries.

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