Captain America to be buried at Arlington

If you haven’t kept up with comic culture lately, you might not be aware that Captain America was recently assassinated by a sniper. Sad though this is (in the comic world where it all takes place), it seems that Cap will at least get the hero’s burial he deserves for all the work he has done protecting America.

In the drizzling rain at Arlington National Cemetery, thousands of grieving patriots solemnly watch as the pallbearers – Iron Man, the Black Panther, Ben Grimm and Ms. Marvel – carry a casket draped with an American flag.

Yes, folks, Captain America is dead and buried in the latest issue of Marvel Comics’ “Fallen Son,” due on newsstands the morning after Independence Day. After 66 years of battling villains from Adolf Hitler to the Red Skull, the red, white and blue leader of the Avengers was felled by an assassin’s bullet on the steps of a New York federal courthouse.

I’m not so much into comics that I actually am upset that Captain America was killed – he’s just ink with a strong fiction behind it. Still, for this tie-up to the end of his story (maybe), it is pretty cool that they wrote an Arlington cemetary burial in to the end.

Of course, I also know that dead in comics never means dead. Maybe the story is over. Maybe he’ll be back somehow. I have no idea. I just thought it was pretty cool how the writers put this end of story together.

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