LOL, even death can’t take out good ‘ole Captain America 🙂 Well, it’s not really him, it’s a new person… but can’t you create a new character???? “But a character as iconic and important as Cap can never truly die.” What happened to creativity people? It’s not ALL about sticking to a formula is it? Sigh, bringing back the dead is one of the reasons I stopped reading mainstream comics 20 years ago. Well actually I think it was too many DC / Marvel crossovers that really killed comics for me. Don’t get me wrong, I read a LOT of comics and graphic novels, just not from the terrible twosome….

Steve Rogers, the Sentinel of Liberty, was cut down in a hail of gunfire in March’s CAPTAIN AMERICA #25. And whether or not you agree with the decision, he’s still dead. But a character as iconic and important as Cap can never truly die. Who better to reimagine Cap for a new age, a new character, a new costume, than Alex Ross? Working closely with Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting and Tom Brevoort, Captain America makes his return—or debut, if you prefer—in January’s CAPTAIN AMERICA #34.

So why did it take nine months to reinstate Captain America? Rest assured, it was all in the cards. “This was always the plan, to have—with issue #34, halfway through the whole big, ‘Death of Captain America’ epic story—[a new Cap],” explains Brubaker. “So, you know, it’s all very, very planned out, believe it or not. [Laughs] I have an extensive notebook that I sometimes lose. [Laughs] Which is kind of traumatic.”

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