Captain America is dead.
Assassinated by a terrorist sniper, just as he is finally submitting to the Rule Of Law.
"In the comic series, Rogers (Captain America - xo) was to stand trial for defying a superhero registration law passed after a hero's tragic mistake causes a 9/11-like event.
Steve Rogers eventually surrenders to police. He is later mortally wounded as he climbs the courthouse steps.
Marvel says the comic story line was intentionally written as an allegory to current real-life issues like the Patriot Act, the War on Terror and the September 11 attacks."
OK, there isn't anything subtle about this so it doesn't really require a nuanced interpretation from yours truly.
A drunk chimpanzee in a cheap suit could unravel this little allegory.
All I want to know is, how long till Cap's shield shows up for sale on Ebay and is it the right size for me to use as a spare wheel cover on my Jeep Wrangler?
Bet it will do a better job of protecting my spare than those cheap vinyl and elastic pieces of crap with the dealer's name on 'em.
And before you start flaming me for being "anti-American"...he's a fucking cartoon character...he lived a fictional life and died a fictional death.
You want to get upset about the death's of American Heros?
Watch the news, read the papers.
Bring our troops home.
They never should have been there, they don't want to be there, and they aren't dying to protect American lives, but to justify our president's lies.
If Captain America was real, he wouldn't be fighting "terrorists" in Iraq.
He'd be fighting hypocritical, lying politicians in Washington, D.C. whose personal agenda are getting our soldiers slaughtered every single day.
Guess who Enemy Number One would be?
R.I.P. Cap. Too bad you aren't real. We could use you.