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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:10 pm 
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GEEK WARNING:

Marvel Comics, or more accurately Ed Brubaker, has with issue #25 just killed off Captain America. Let's say that again: Captain America is dead!

And I'm gutted.

Steve Rogers shot dead. It's on CNN. It's in the LA Times. It's big news (well for any self respecting geek it's big news), but is he dead for good?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:19 am 
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#25 of what, Ian?
I don't follow Marvel comics, nowadays, but I thought many of the 'classic' heroes were reinvented (or re-invigorated, anyway?) by the publisher's 'Ultimates' line..?

Only series I'm reading is Ultimate Avengers. Is that where the Captain died? Hmm, I'm just wondering... did he fall or was he pushed? (Oh, no... don't tell me!)
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Issue #25 of Captain America. He's still up and running in the ULTIMATES (at least he was last time I checked, although as the last issue is so late I may have forgotten).

Yeah, the Ultimate line is where the Marvel hereos have all been re-vamped, although geek warning it is also considered a different universe to the Marvel 616 (classic) universe.

The full media frenzy on the death of Cap is being covered on Newsarama if you want to know more - http://www.newsarama.com/ - top site for comic news. So far the US have gone made and now even the BBC is joining in as Matt Brady was interviewed on BBC Radio Five last night.


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Ian R. Faulkner wrote:
..full media frenzy on the death of Cap


Perhaps they're aiming to eclipse the 'death of Superman' furore?
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This was spoiled for me by CNN. I hope Marvel is smart enough to leave him dead for a few years at least.

It looks like the Punisher will be running around for an issue or two in a pseudo-Cap outfit, but I think that is a red herring. Another obvious choice to replace Cap is the resurrected Bucky, but I don't think Brubaker would be that obvious.


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I don't think he'll be gone for too long. I picked up on a line from within last weeks CIVIL WAR: The Initiative #1 in which Ms Marvel said To Jessica Drew that Cap wasn't dead but had been hidden away by SHIELD - or something along those lines.


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I've not been following this storyline but I'm assuming Cap will stay dead for a while and then come back good as new. Marvel will probably drag it out a bit just to try and look edgy -- "Look, we killed off one of our most iconic characters!" -- then a year or two later they'll be all, "Look, we're bringing BACK one of our most iconic characters!"

I'm also wondering if they'll somehow spin this so that Cap gets his secret identity back.

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I'd not be surprised if we have some form of definite announcement on the Captain American movie in the near future. Call me cynical, but we cynics are often right.


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Does anyone know anywhere I can find a list of British comic strips (from the old weeklies, I mean) that have been published as books - ie, collected in albums?


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I asked Phil Emery and he answered as follows;
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There may well be such a database - it'd certainly be useful - but I don't know of one. However there are many databases listing British comic strips and comics, such as 'Look-In' and 'TV21' and general lists - if any of these have a contact facility that might be a good place to enquire.



A search with these keywords (comic strip compilation) found
http://www.amazon.com/The-Best-Comic-St ... B5SW184L2A
and http://www.librarything.com/tag/Comic-Strip+Compilation

The first of these may be useful but I doubt that either are quite what you want.


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Many thanks, Roy - that's definitely given me a starting point. Cheers.


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