Thursday, March 8, 2007

Captain America murdered!

(Image: AP via El País)

Captain America is gunned down and killed in the issue of the comic book that is being released today:
El Capitán América muere asesinado tras rechazar la ley antiterrorista de Estados Unidos El País 08.03.07; Marvel Comics kills Captain America by Geoff Boucher Los Angeles Times 03/08/07; Shocking event for Captain America 03/07/07

Captain America in recent times has been part of the resistance movement against a repressive law called the Superhero Registration Act. Sources at Marvel Comics told CNN that the storyline "was intentionally written as an allegory to current real-life issues like the Patriot Act, the War on Terror and the September 11 attacks."

Captain America began his comic book career in 1941 fighting Hiter:

First appearance of Captain America (Image: AP via El País)

Now he's killed fighting against repressive measure of the fictional version of the Cheney Administration. Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada told CNN, "There is a lot to be read in there."

Believe it or not, Michael Medved, a leading conservative commentator, actually griped back in 2003 about Captain America's treasonous tendencies:
Captain America, Traitor? National Review Online 04/04/03. Yes, at the high tide of Iraq War fever, things got that stupid among the wingnuts. And, yes, Medved seriously denounces Captain America for being "surprisingly sympathetic to terrorists".


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