Friday, March 16, 2007

Captain America is Still Dead!

This information just in, Captain America, who was shot to death by a sniper in Captain America #25 (and was revealed to be “Not dead yet” In The Initiative #1, has been revealed to be, well, still dead (in New Avengers #28). Apparently rumors of his life can be chalked up to misinformation from the New Director of SHIELD, Tony (Iron Man) Stark.

According to the fan rumor-mill (who, quite frankly don’t believe anyone), many are already discussing the possible replacements for Cap. These people include Bucky (“Winter Soldier”) Barnes (who is fully expected to decline the honor); Frank (“Punisher”) Castle (who won’t decline), and Sam (“Falcon”) Wilson who is already being sized up to take over for Castle after Castle comes to the realization that he doesn’t get to torture and kill thugs while wearing Cap’s red, White, and Blue.

Needless to say, the very concept of a “Sanctioned” African-American Captain America is sending the fan community into a tizzy.

Running as a dark horse candidate for the Star Spangled Union Suit is none other than Peter (“Spider-Man”) Parker, who is being touted by some as The Captain America of the 1960s counterculture generation. Parker, who has switched from his own red and blue union suit to a sleeker all black model with white highlights, while considered to be admittedly a “left field choice” is well-known in the superhero community to be the second biggest Boy Scout (right after Cap himself) and thus lends some credence to his consideration.

More on this story as it develops.

1 comment:

Mike P said...

I wrote something about this in my blog, too. It's here. It's also not serious.