29 January 2008

Captain America Is BACK!

Back in October of last year, I told you about Captain America's planned return from the grave. Only this time, the plan was for the superhero to be packing heat. Well, he's back!

The storyline is this. Less than a year after the legendary star-spangled superhero was killed off in his comic book, his former teenage sidekick is being promoted to fill those big red boots in the latest issue.

A New York Daily News reporter noted that there is bound to be a backlash when fans see Bucky Barnes, the new Cap, toss the famous shield and whip out a firearm. The person in charge of the Captain America storyline replies: "It's a little jarring for some people to see that," said the book's writer, Ed Brubaker. "[But] people forget that Captain America carried a gun a lot in World War II. Every three covers there was a shot of Captain America with a machine gun or a flamethrower - or an atom bomb."

The "new" Captain America hits store shelves tomorrow!

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