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Captain America

What a terrible way to start the day.
Unlike certain insensitive others, I won't post any spoilers.


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Mar. 7th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Amen, brother.

-Wasta, who just got home from his local comics store and read that issue in-house
Mar. 7th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
When I saw it on the local morning news this morning, I was quite bummed as well since I was a fan. Then I thought how insensitive it was that nowhere in any media was there a spoiler warning. Well at least there are talks of a movie.
Mar. 7th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
You know, on the plus side, this means there's a job opening...
Mar. 7th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
That's why I always trust you to look on the bright side. It's why you make such a good ST.
Mar. 7th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
There is no plus side. Steve Rogers was the man.
Mar. 7th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Shit, what the hell is Joe Barclay gonna do now?

Mar. 7th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Join the Thunderbolts?
Mar. 7th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
I am without fucking words. I don't know you (I just used this weird new LJ friendsfriends page thing), but I do love Captain America (My take on the new New Avengers) and I am just absolutely horrified by this turn of events. Civil War was 100% fine without this. I liked the ending, and this is just like someone crapped in my coffee.
Mar. 7th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
I wasn't okay with the ending - but thinking about it, Captain America was dead before they shot him. He did something he's never done before - he gave up.

That was it. He died the second they put the cuffs on him. Cap really only had one superpower - he was always the moral compass; he stood up for what's right, always knew what was right, and wended his way through the moral morass of politics without getting dragged into Punisher's Manichean absolutes, either.

But not anymore. He's been beaten before - but never defeated. He's never, ever, ever given up. Until now.

Shooting him was just the period at the end of the sentence, but his fate was already written.
Mar. 7th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
You're talking as if this is the first time Steve Rogers has died or even that it is the first time he "gave up."

It's neither. And he'll be back in 12 months.
Mar. 7th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
He's never died - he was once put in suspended animation in the 90's after he has the super-soldier serum removed from his body. (Well and of course, there's the original suspended animation)

While he's resigned as Captain America, it was never to surrender, or to stop fighting for American ideals. He's been Nomad and "The Captain" ... but other than his suspended animation I'm not aware of any time when he just hung up his fightin' gloves and gave up. And I've never seen Cap surrender. I'd be surprised if he ever had.
Mar. 8th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
Resigned = gave up.

And he's died just as often as the X-Men. They all have. In all those "cosmic" Avengers storylines, where all the Avengers "die" and then are brought back to life by some mysterious otherworldly Kirby-esque cosmic power.

He died in Secret Wars (along with everyone else).
He died in Secret Wars II (along with everyone else).

Trust me, he's died plenty. This is nothing new.
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