Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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.


  1. I love the half buried shield, very dramatic. Hopefully America can bounce back from its road to tyranny.

  2. Haha...doggy line up below this post is great (:

  3. Drawing says it best.
    (Now for my lengthy diatribe)

    From what I've been reading Bucky is doing a good job as the new Cap. I love how the writers approach Bucky's response to becoming the new Cap. He is not some guy taking Cap's place and Bucky is aware. He knows he can never fill his shoes, but the Captain has to live on in some incarnation. A million was to ham that up but the writers pull it off.

  4. Finlay - haha...Thanks Findog! I hope so too.

    Craig - Hey Craig. Thanks man!

    Lorraine - Thanks very much. Nice sketches on your blog as well.

    Chris - Thanks for the excellent explanation my friend. How can you go wrong with a name like 'Bucky'!?!

  5. Great strong image, love the graphicness of it. Very cool.

  6. Bucky as the new cap is ok, but I still dig the old cap better. At least fan can still see Cap in the Ultimates 3 series. A little anyways.
    Great pic dude. I like the detailed uniform. Most people draw him in some kinda coveralls.
    Take Care mang

  7. great post, love the info and spec about the future of comics.

  8. Eric - Thanks dude. I think the idea itself more than the sketch is pretty strong...you know, 'America in the grave'! Thats powerful stuff.

    Dan - Yea, I was never a fan of Captain A, but I'd choose him over Bucky. Thanks bro..Glad you like it!

    Todd - Hey Todd! Thanks a bunch dude!! I'm gettin pretty heavy into the comic scene (which everyone will see why soon!) , so all these latest events are becoming more important to me.


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