Great Moments in Comic Book History, Volume Three
Despite the fact that they've given a thoroughly unreasonable amount of coverage to the alleged death of Steve Rogers in Captain America #25, the media seem to have missed one crucial fact about the story. Namely: We have all been down this road before.
And I don't just mean the revolving-door afterlife of comics in general, but with Captain America himself. Specifically, I'm thinking of Jim Steranko's "The Strange Death of Captain America" in 1969's Cap #113, wherein Cap's been taken out by the surprisingly hot forces of HYDRA, who then move to ambush the rest of the Avengers at his funeral.
Of course, he's only dead for about eleven pages, at which time he crashes into the graveyard on a rocket-powered motorcycle--a recurring theme in Steranko's work--and then proceeds to beat the ever-loving hell out of everyone.
It is beautiful.
(Click for Super-Awesome Giant-Sized Version)
A man can be destroyed! A team or an army can be destroyed! But how do you destroy an ideal--a dream? How do you destroy a living symbol--or his indomitable will--his unquenchable spirit? Perhaps these are the thoughts which thunder within the murderous minds of those who have chosen the way of HYDRA--of those who face the fighting fury of freedom's most fearless champion--the gallant, red-white-and-blue-garbed figure who has been a towering source of inspiration to liberty-lovers everywhere!
How can the fearsome forces of evil ever hope to destroy the unconquerable
More Great Moments in Comic Book History:
| Volume One: Pirate Batman Throws Down On A Shark |
| Volume Two: Nick Fury Appears Like a Human Cyclone |