American Century officially over: Marvel kills Captain America

In a way too weird post-modern zeitgeist moment, Captain America — a very popular image of the US throughout the world — is being killed off by Marvel Comics. Now I know that there’s no such thing as actually dead in the world of comic books but it’s hard to believe they would have done this under Reagan. Or even Clinton. It could have been worse: They could have had him kill himself. Boy oh boy is this image going to be grabbed by pundits, the residents of Greater Blogistan and other idiots like me.

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