For those of you who may not follow the comic book scene you probably didn't hear....ol' Captain America is dead. Shot in the back of all things! 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.
"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," said Joe Quesada. "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."
A shadow of things to come, for comics and for America? we shall see.