Wednesday, March 07, 2007

In Remembrance: Captain America

Image source: Marvel Comics

Captain America
1941 - 2007

Holy crap. They've killed off Captain America.

So much for Truth, Justice, and The American Way.

An AP newswire article, via MSNBC, reports that:

Captain America has undertaken his last mission — at least for now. The venerable superhero is killed in the issue of his namesake comic that hit stands Wednesday, the Daily News reported.

On the new edition's pages, a sniper shoots down the shield-wielding hero as he leaves a courthouse, according to the newspaper.

It ends a long run for the stars-and-stripes-wearing character, created in 1941 to incarnate patriotic feeling during World War II. Over the years, an estimated 210 million copies of "Captain America" comic books, published by New York-based Marvel Entertainment Inc., have been sold in a total of 75 countries.

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