3/07/2007

Captain America Is Dead...

Anybody who knows me knows that I am a comic book nerd. Editor's Note: Actually, several types of nerd can be used to describe me. I prefer to think that it makes me an interesting person. It's also common knowledge that my two favorite superheroes are Spider-man and Superman. Editor's Note: Asking me to choose one would be like asking a parent to choose their favorite kid. Although, if most parents were completely honest, they would probably say that they have one. But, third place in my heart has always belonged to Captain America. Something about the purity with which he represented the ideals of our country always spoke to me. And let's be honest, he has an amazing costume! He's an icon in the world of comics. His character was created during World War II for the sole purpose of lifting America's spirits by kicking Hitler's butt in the comics. He represented the spirit of America in tough times. Marvel retired him right after the war, but resurrected him years later and did a whole "man out of his own time" story line.

That's why it is with an extremely heavy heart that I have to report that, as of March 7, 2007, Captain America has died. In the issue of his namesake comic that was released today, he was gunned down by a sniper. No doubt in response to his views on the superhero registration act at the center of Civil War.

It's a sad day for comic fans. It's also a great day for collectors. Go buy this issue today, as it will be worth a BUTT-LOAD of money. We'll miss you Cap...

1 comment:

Brent said...

That's so sad. First Clippy, now Captain America. I can't take much more of this!