Wednesday, March 07, 2007

"When Captain America throws his mighty shield..."

Anthony Rainone spreads the word that Marvel is killing off Captain America in today's issue. I was a big Cap fan growing up, thanks to Reb Brown's 1970s TV portrayal, and a daily cartoon that showed the Hulk, Submariner, Iron Man, Captain America, and Spider-Man. I even watched the 1992 movie with Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, and Matt (son of J.D.) Salinger as Cap,

I mellowed on Cap when I realized his abilities were the result of his voluntarily taking a serum. (Can you say "performance enhancement"?) Still, I'm sorry to see Cap go. Then again, his second run in the comics was the result of The Avengers thawing WWII-era Cap out of stasis.

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