Thursday, March 08, 2007

Captain America Bumped Off By Sniper: Today's Cartoon

While details remain "sketchy" on the fate of the Captain America series; I can't think of a better way for a comic book company to create some much needed publicity for their characters, then by having them bumped off altogether. You see, in the open ended world of comic narratives, nothing is definite; especially the fate of one it’s most beloved and iconic superheroes.

If anything, these kinds of "publicity stunts" serve merely as a way for the studios to gauge the popularity of their characters as well as generate a lot of interest and anticipation towards their inevitable resurrection. Actually in a way, it's sort of like the reverse of what Al Qaeda does, every time it releases a new audio/video message.

In fact, just as the fate of comic book heroes tend to be judged solely in response to their popularity, so too are those of the "super-villains"... both on the page and in real life ;)

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