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He will be back probably but that sucks he was a fav of mine when I used to read the comic, I loved those Zemo and Red Skull old stories.

From Larry Holmes, Jonathan O'Beirne
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Editor's Note: The following story reveals information about the Marvel Comics' "Civil War" storyline and a key character. If you'd rather not know, stop reading now.

NEW YORK (CNN) -- He fought and triumphed over Hitler, Tojo, international Communism and a host of supervillains, but he could not dodge a sniper's bullet.

Comic book hero Captain America is dead.

After close to 60 years in print, Marvel Comics has killed off Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, one of its most famous and beloved superheroes amid an already controversial story line, "Civil War," which is pitting the heroes of Marvel's universe against one another.

In the comic series, Rogers 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. (Watch the story of an American hero )

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.

"Every child knew about 9/11," says Dan Buckley, president of Marvel Comics. "If [he] could see a TV he knew what 9/11 was. The other similarities [to] things going on are just part of storytelling."

It was a violent and strange end for an American hero.

Captain America first appeared in 1941, just as the United States entered World War II. He was a symbol of American strength and resolve in fighting the Axis powers, and later Communism.

As originally conceived by creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Rogers was a man born before the Great Depression in a very different America. He disappeared after the war and reappeared only recently in the Marvel timeline. For a superhero many thought perfect, it was perhaps a fatal flaw for "Cap," as he became known.

"He hasn't been living in the modern world and the world does move," says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada.

Quesada said he wanted to readers find their own meaning in Cap's end.

"There is a lot to be read in there. But I'm not one who is going to tell people, this is what you should read into it, because I could look into it and read several different types of messages," he told CNN.

The character's death came as a blow to co-creator Simon, the Associated Press reported.

"We really need him now," Simon, 93, told The AP.

Still, one has to wonder: Is Captain America really dead? Comic book characters have routinely died, only to be resurrected when necessary to storylines.

Joe Quesada agrees -- but said times are different now.

"There was period in comics where characters would just die and then be resurrected. And the death had very little meaning and the resurrection had very little meaning," he said. "All I ask of my writers is if you're going to kill a character off, please let that death have some meaning in the overall scope of things."

Besides, he said, there are other important questions left unanswered.

"What happens with the costume? And what happens to the characters that are friends and enemies of Cap?" Quesada said with a smile. "You're going to have to read the books to find out."

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yeah and comic stores are all sold out grrr

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thedeadshallrule wrote:

yeah and comic stores are all sold out grrr

yeah I remember when Jean Grey died and Superman copies were hard to find I usually reserved mine when I was a collector, there going to jack up the price for a while I bet they usually do.

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Good, I never liked Captain America. But there's lots of superheroes that die and then comeback so there's no need to mourn. Well, obviously nobody mourns a comic book hero, right???

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marvel ceo made it really clear captain america wont be back. But i never understood the need to kill off childhood heroes, like Superman and Captain America. Lots of kids read those, and lots of folks read em as kids.

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I'm with Kruz on this one.  I never liked Captain America.  I read a few issues back when I used to read Spider-Man a whole bunch.  Kids should put down that crap and read more horror comics.  tongue

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Meh, why should we trust a CEO? After they see how many people want Captain America back, they'll revive him in a strange way.

I agree with Tim, more horror comics to the kids.

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well at least stephen colbert has his shield and can continue the good fight … hield.html

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This might be the new Cap?

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Geez, it's Captain America in the year 3000.


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thats not the new cap thats the punisher lol.....

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"the red, white and blue balls"... great vid Meh!!

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Let me rephrase:

Geez, it's The Punisher in the year 3000.

I don't know comics.  tongue

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Now if thats the new Cap I'm glad the old one died.. I never really was that big of a fan of Captain America.. I always felt like he was a goody tooshoos.. I have always liked Deadpool for example.. A bad ass assassin with a loud mouth..

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I liked John Walker I think he was called SuperPatriot at one point, and Deadpool was cool Goon, I enjoyed the begining of the Xforce storyline I liked Domino and Cable as well.