Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Superheroes, just like Freddy Kruger and political pundits, never stay down for long. Just two short years after getting gunned down on the courthouse steps in the final chapters of "Civil War", good old Steve Rogers is getting the whole resurrection treatment. Yes indeedy followers of freedom and liberty, the original Cap is coming back. Marvel even has a special site for the "Reborn" extravaganza where you can catch up with free digital comics.

Bucky Barnes, Cap's old sidekick turned brainwashed assassin, turned good guy again has been doing a decent job replacing the good Captain. How will Bucky respond to his sudden demotion and what shape will Cap be in after his resurrection? Guess we'll have to read it to find out. (Condolences if you are among the many that spent premium cash to get the issue where Cap got executed. It is now probably worth the newsstand price.)

Now why would Marvel kill off the Captain just to bring him back? Hmmm, they must be making a movie. Due out in 2011, after Iron Man II (can't wait) and the Kenneth Branagh directed Thor.
These will lead to all of the heroes in the huge Avengers flick in 2012.

If you haven't picked up a comic book in awhile, the Avengers books have been a lot of fun lately and you can pick up a copy at your local comic shop.

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