After close to 60 years in print, Marvel Comics has killed off Steve Rogers, A>K.A. Captain America, one of its most famous and beloved superheroes amid an already controversial story line, "Civil War," which is pitting the heroes of Marvel's universe against one another.(The rest of the above passage can be found, here on CNN.com.
Which of course brings up, a couple of questions, (some of which I posit and answer here) and others which include if Bucky turns down taking over the role of of his mentor by becoming the new Cap (as the Marvel Previews books would have us believe) then who will become the new Cap (hey, the licensing gods must be served, eh?).
A couple of names that have been put up for consideration are well, Cap’s “other” partner Falcon (is America ready for a(nother) Black Cap?), with The Punisher coming in as a close second. Don’t gasp, if you read the last couple of Punisher War Journals, you would see that this is not that far fetched).
Still, that is all off in the (near or distant) future. Today, we all mourn a fallen hero. Captain America is dead. Long live Captain America!