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Comic book hero Captain America dies 2 hours, 12 minutes ago



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.

But resurrections are not unknown in the world of comics, and Marvel Entertainment editor in chief Joe Quesada said a Captain America comeback wasn't impossible.

Still, the character's death came as a blow to co-creator Joe Simon.

"We really need him now," said Simon, 93, who worked with artist Jack Kirby to devise Captain America as a foe for Adolf Hitler.

According to the comic, the superhero was spawned when a scrawny arts student named Steve Rogers, ineligible for the army because of his poor health but eager to serve his country, agreed to a "Super Soldier Serum" injection. The substance made him a paragon of physical perfection, armed only with his shield, his strength, his smarts and a command of martial arts.

In the comic-book universe, death is not always final. But even if Captain America turns out to have met his end in print, he may not disappear entirely: Marvel has said it is developing a Captain America movie.

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i'll have to get that issue. i just got finished reading the civil war and im guessing this will be tied in.
 

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or is it another marketing ploy? remember getting sucked into "the death of superman"? only to see a long drawn out rebirth of superman? sold a ton of comics. i remember the local comic store, out of business over 7 years now, at the time was booming. he could never get enough superman stuff, then superman was reborn, and that all changed. so, wonder how long C.A. will be dead?
 

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SnuggleBunny99 said:
Should have killed off Iron Man!!!!!!
agreed :congrats:
 
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