Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Reason to Despise Modern Comics #25

Captain America, dead?

Yeah, right. They said that about Supergirl, too — 22 years ago.

Needless to say, when I made my weekly pilgrimage to my local comic shop, I did not waste four bucks on Captain America #25.

In my opinion, the Captain America who surrendered like a whipped puppy at the conclusion of Marvel's recent Civil War miniseries, and then was gunned down like a rabid dog in the just-released comic mentioned above, was not really Captain America anyway. I'd have shot that loser myself. The real Cap always went down fighting.

Instead, I prefer to imagine Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada dressed in a Red Skull costume, thus:

There will always be a Captain America.

There may not, however, always be a comic book industry, if they keep pulling stupid publicity stunts like this.

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Anonymous frinklin offered these pearls of wisdom...

I think it's quite apt that the same writer who kills Cap is the same guy who brought back Bucky Barnes after 61 years.

All snark aside though, Brubaker is one of the best writers around right now -"Winter Soldier" is one of the best CA stories of the past 20 years- and if anybody can make this work, it's him.

10:41 PM  
Blogger MCF offered these pearls of wisdom...

So who will be the new Cap? Bucky?(who I can't believe is alive) U.S. Agent again? Nomad/ Dick Grayson?

I've read some speculation that the new Ronin in New Avengers will turn out to be Steve down the line, around the time the Cap movie comes out next year. Given a recent NA trade I picked up in which Steve gives Matt Murdock a bunch of expository dialogue about the time circumstances forced him to give up being Cap and take on the Nomad identity, I sense foreshadowing, especially since they had this conversation right before the first Ronin was introduced...

9:43 PM  

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