Sunday, March 11, 2007

Captain America Dead?

Naw...they just quit drawing him.

This is a bit from an article that has been out for a while now...so sorry if I'm treading over old ground. I've seen this on a few blogs out there already so I apologize for the lack of H/T there were so many.

This came from the TELEGRAPH out of the UK...


Captain America killed when US needs him
By Tom Leonard in New York
Last Updated: 1:56am GMT 10/03/2007



The death of a comic book superhero created during the Second World War has prompted an intense debate in the US over the decline in traditional American values.


An estimated 210 million Captain America comics have been sold in 75 countries
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 skepticism 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...


CPT America as seen on an Army helicopter in Iraq...today.

It seems some people still know and appreciate what Captain America represented...we can't help it if the people responsible for drawing him don't get it. I imagine that some day he will be brought back...re-invented made more sensitive and new agey...and they will suck the marrow out of what that character stood for, because if you don't get it now, you probably never will...and that my friends is the really sad thing about this.

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