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Thursday, March 08, 2007
  yup he daid

Captain America #25 is the finest comic built around the death of a major, iconic superhero ever written. Ed Brubaker took what easily could've been a quick grab at cash and mainstream press and turned it into a genuinely touching story that brought his last two years worth of table-setting to an enjoyable and plausible head. The timing still feels a little rushed; if you were a regular Captain America reader who skipped Civil War you might be surprised that the big death would happen at this point in the story. Still, Brubaker worked Cap's assassination into the larger story he's been telling since the first issue, making it far more satisfying than that time Hal Jordan went nuts and ate all the other Green Lanterns before turning into a bad Galactus rip-off, or whatever. Having read the issue, I completely back away from the LMD speculation. Steve Rogers is definitely dead, at the moment, and now the main question becomes, after dealing with the aftermath and all the grief over the next ten or so months, how is Brubaker gonna bring him back?
 

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