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As we all know, the rules of life and death are different in superhero comic books. No death can remain unreversed; a character is not permanently dead unless you see the body, and even then the grievousness of the wounds and the finality of the corpse's disposal do nothing but ramp up the ridiculousness of the devices that must later be used to bring him back.

In a field where Doctor Doom once survived being cremated, where Spider-Man's Aunt May is still alive and kicking despite two separate funerals, where the Jason Todd Robin came back from his own burial because a super-strong madman spent a few years angrily punching a wall, and—most importantly, for our purposes—where the assassination of Captain America in the aftermath of Marvel's Civil War led to his replacement by the teen sidekick who was himself blown up real good way back in World War II, it was only a matter of time before the star-spangled avenger returned to fight anew, even though we all saw the burial of the man shot dead on the Manhattan courthouse steps."



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Jul. 13th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Is it sad to be unimpressed by any super villain who gets taken out by a yank with a giant Frisbee? Captain America has always confused me. Looks like a nark on his way to one of those special yet fun parties, and he has the ultimate slacker hippie weapon the Frisbee.
Jul. 13th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
And this is why I love you.
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