Cap In The Saddle Again

Mike Gold

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10 Responses

  1. Syrus says:

    hopefully this cap should be as or more intresting than steve rogers,
    Syrus M

  2. Christopher Moonligh says:

    "I've a lot more faith in Marvel Comics"So do I. I may not like everything that Marvel does these days, but I'll say this for them. They haven't been afraid to move forward, like some other comic companies. Not only that, but they've been n able to do it without crapping all over what's come before.

  3. Rick Taylor says:

    I'll join the nay-sayers.A coustume based on the flag that is mostly black.They didn't need to change it.They didn't need to KILL HIM.Another one-note song to sell a few comics for the short-term.I wonder if any of this had to do with sharing the copyright with Simon?How about some long term planning with good stories instead?Wonder if Marvel will learn the same lesson Coke did?Nah!

    • Mike Gold says:

      Oh, like my pal Mr. Raub said, they'll whip Captain America Classic out of the closet faster than a speeding bullet (and I think I just broke the record for mixed metaphors).I haven't studied this closely, but I don't think this would affect the deal with Joe Simon.

  4. Rick Taylor says:

    I’m sure he’ll stay about as dead as Supeman did, I’m sure. All this ‘stunt’ comics reading lately just gets tiresome.

  5. Marilee J. Layman says:

    The WashPost has an article today on it. I’d make a link but that’s not working. You’ll have to cut & paste this:

    • Marilee J. Layman says:

      This originally said there was a WashPost article on the change and comback at this URL.

  6. Alan Coil says:

    "I don’t know if it’ll be Steve Rogers resurrected; I certainly hope not. That sort of shoddy storytelling got tiresome about 20 years ago."

    Well, if they are going to write stories where Bucky has come back, then it doesn’t matter if Steve Rogers dies or not. He WILL be back, sooner or later. Just a few years ago, Quesada said "Dead is dead." Apparently not at Marvel.

    I think the worst story decision Marvel has made recently is bringing back Bucky.

    • Neil says:

      I had thought that Bucky was the one character who was going to remain dead at Marvel. His death was so important in the mythos of Captain America throughout the 60s and 70s. I have not yet read the comics where he returned, though I have heard they were well written. Still, I wish they didn’t do it. I also wish they didn’t kill Steve Rogers. I hope Steve Rogers returns sooner than later, but I can’t believe he will never return.

  7. Hall442 says:

    The whole polically motivated "Civil Wars" storyline was ill advised. The Death of Captain American was the culmination of it. We're pretty much stuck with it, til the leadership changes at Marvel; just as we were stuck with the abominable "Crisis on Inifinite Earths" revisions in the DC universe. Only recently have THEY started to reverse THAT mess. The thing to remember is, what's going to SELL? That's the bottom line. And if killing off an American Icon boosts sales, that's what's going to happen. This whole, "Darker" bent, that the industry has taken, is a BIG turnoff. *shrugs* I miss the pre-1985 days. After that, the industry got progressively more bleak. I didn't read comic books to see real life mirrored in the pages. I read them to be uplifted. And that just doesn't happen anymore. If I want real life, I'll turn on the evening news and be depressed. I pick up a comic to ESCAPE what the real world is. That's just my two cents on the issue. Well, many, many issues. :)