Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Captain America Is Dead

On the heels of Baudrillard's recent passing, our superhero, Captain America, the victim of an assassin's bullet, is finally gone: the current issue of his title, Captain America takes bullets in the shoulder and stomach while on the courthouse steps. The assassin is alleged to be Sharon Carter, an intelligence agent romantically involved with Captain America. She was apparently under the control of Dr. Faustus, a supervillain. “It seemed a little radical when it was first brought up,” said Dan Buckley, the president and publisher of Marvel Entertainment, about the hero’s death. “But sometimes stories just take you places.”
Will this mean I'll stop hearing all of the Captain Amerika jokes that inevitably make their way to me all throughout the year?

One can only hope.

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