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In case any of the real news media hasn’t made you aware. Captain America has been assassinated. In ‘Captain America (vol 4)’ #25, released on Wednesday, Captain America was shot in the back while being transferred between holding facilites in the aftermath of his surrender and subsequent arrest, ending the big Civil War of the superheroes. While comics book deaths are rarely a permanent thing, this has come as a shock to the comics-reading community. The issue has sold out nationwide, and I just paid $30 to get a copy on ebay. Whoo! The events followinghis death and his probable resurrection remain to be seen, but it’s kind of a sad thing.

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