Maybe Cap was lucky
One of the more interesting comments on Captain America’s passing was this from blogger Ari Emanuel on the Huffington Post:
"It’s hard to be a star-spangled Super Soldier these days. Given the lip-service-only support this administration gives our troops, the patriotic hero would have to fight evil with a substandard red, white, and blue shield, and be stop-lossed into an endless tour of duty.
"The only upside to the good Captain’s death? If he had survived his wounds, he might have been sent to Walter Reed."
But more to the point, this follows what we saw at the end of Civil War. Cap’s side was winning everything but the argument – and that was more demoralizing to him than anything else, that the people didn’t understand his point of view, and were happy to knuckle down to authority.
Cap’s death is relevant because now we get to have a real debate as to who we want as the symbol of our country. Who picks up the mask? Who gets handed the shield? Who will speak for America – and who should?
Expect a big debate on this, here on ComicMix and in the rest of the world at large.