It only lasted two years...

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  1. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    move over Bucky Cap, cause Stever Rogers is coming back.

    Captain America, thought dead, comes back to life - CNN.com

    By Chris Kokenes
    CNN

    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Perhaps he should be called Captain Phoenix?


    Captain America will return in a new comic book series July 1. Its title: "Captain America Reborn."

    Rising from the dead after being killed off over two years ago, Captain America is being resurrected by Marvel Comics.

    Though the circumstances of his return are being closely shielded, the star-spangled superhero returns July 1 in a five-comic-book series, "Captain America Reborn."

    A big-budget movie in development by Marvel is also expected in 2011.

    After close to 60 years in print, Marvel Comics killed off Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, in 2007, one of its most famous and beloved superheroes, amid a controversial story line.

    He fought and triumphed over Hitler, Tojo, international Communism and a host of super-villains, but a sniper's bullet cut Captain America down in 2007, a move that shocked many of his fans.

    "The reaction was amazing," says Marvel Executive Editor Tom Breevort. "It certainly was like the world went crazy for three days. Everybody had a point of view about it, including fans who hadn't read the comic for 30 years."

    In the comic series, Rogers was to stand trial for defying a superhero registration law passed after a hero's tragic mistake causes a 9/11-like event. Marvel said the comic story line was intentionally written as an allegory to current real-life issues like the Patriot Act, the war on terror and September 11.

    Rogers eventually surrenders to police. He is later mortally wounded as he climbs the courthouse steps. It was a violent and strange end for an American hero and icon.

    The primary shooter, Crossbones -- working under the orders of Captain America's longtime nemesis, the Red Skull -- was caught. The identity of a second shooter is revealed in issue 600, which goes on sale Monday.

    Many felt Captain America's death in 2007 was symbolic of the time. And his return now?

    "The tenor of the world now is when we're at a point where we want to believe in heroes. Someone who can lead the way," said Breevort. "It just feels like the right time."

    Captain America first appeared in 1941, just as the United States entered World War II. He was a symbol of American strength and resolve in fighting the Axis powers.

    As originally conceived by creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Rogers was born before the Great Depression in a very different America. He disappeared after the war and only reappeared recently in the Marvel timeline.

    Keeping superheroes dead and buried does not come easy. Even Superman, who was killed off by DC Comics in 1993, came back to life a year later.

    And what of Captain America's sidekick, Bucky Barnes? After taking up the shield and mission of Captain America for the past year, it'll be time to relinquish the mantle. Is there room for two sentinels of liberty? Stay tuned.
     
  2. Mobb One

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    It was as inevitable as Trans fans complaining about michael bay (i don't, i enjoy his movies).

    I think the only semi-permanent death so far has been Captain Marvel...actually, wasn't he resurrected in civil war?
     
  3. Optimus

    Optimus Well-Known Member

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    Hell, Transfans complain about anything really. I think Captain Marvel was a time Travel thing wasn't it? I only heard about it.

    Also, his death lasted longer than I thought it would, and I now owe a guy 20 bucks.
     
  4. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Yeah, but turned out Captain Marvel was a skrull. We all knew it was coming with a movie in the works, but I was hoping his return would parallel the release of the movie. This is too soon IMO and Bucky Cap is just awesome.
     
  5. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    This. It's not like no one saw this coming.
     
  6. Spider Striker

    Spider Striker ThisGuyWithTheYellowCap

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    While I'm disappointed, it's hardly surprising. Hell, I'm impressed it last as long as it did.
     
  7. Wreckgar

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    Actually, 2 years was a pretty long death, especially for a major hero.
     
  8. Enigma2K2

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    His death pissed me off... that being said...

    ... what was the point of killing him in the first place?!?!?
     
  9. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    A few articles from the media, and a ton of speculators buying Captain America #25 to finance their kids' college education.
     
  10. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    suprised that they're bringing him back like this, a new comic...instead of it being the summer/winter/etc "arc"

    but boo...i like Bucky America better. one of the few that are dead i wished would of stayed dead.
     
  11. Computron34

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    He was technically resurrected in Civil War, but it was really a Skrull posing as CM if I recall correctly.

    And I am actually liking Bucky as Cap. Wish he could keep the mantle a little longer.
     
  12. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    So long as Brubaker handles the transition from Bucky Cap to Rogers Cap, I think it should be fine. I just hope that whatever happens to Bucky Cap, is handled well and by Brubaker.

    Holy hell Brian Hitch with Brubaker on new miniseries FTW!
     
  13. GigatronSama

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    I rather liked Bucky Cap, and I wish it had stayed that way. That said there's the off chance it's actually crazy 50's cap who is still running around.
     
  14. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    At least it was longer than Superman was dead... hell, I WISH Superman had stayed dead this long.
     
  15. McBradders

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    2 years is a pretty good run for a corpse.
     
  16. OmegaScourge

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    here's the IGN article with interview: IGN Captain America Reborn Interview

    key ones i took from it...

    two Captain Americas...dont mind that

    Steve not being Captain America...then what, the Captain

    no tie-ins...awesome
     
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    I liked Bucky better, though I was shocked that Cap died.
     
  18. Fairlady_Z

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    Meh, Steve was always going to come back sometime. The only surprise is that they are doing it now instead of coordinating it with the movie release in 2011.
     
  19. yodafett

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    U.S. Agent? or Nomad?
     
  20. Mr. Sinister

    Mr. Sinister Cat + Sinister = TROUBLE

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    Two years is pretty long for him to stay dead. Now how long will Bruce Wayne stay "dead?"
     

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