Saturday, March 17, 2007

20th Century Danny Boy: Captain America, R.I.P? I Don't Think So...#links

20th Century Danny Boy: Captain America, R.I.P? I Don't Think So...#links

This Link is to an Australian acquaintance of mine. He has a fine post regarding how this is like the third time that Marvel Comics has killed off Captain America. The other interesting tidbit for you non-comics types is that Frank Castle (AKA the Punisher) will be putting on the red white and blue spandex.

This rubs me the wrong way as the Punisher is a vigilanti who uses guns to kill criminals, mainly Mafia types and drug dealers. He seldom runs across a super villain ala Doctor Doom or the Red Skull (my personal nemesis).

Don't get me wrong. I like the Punisher. He's a great character. I'm just not seeing how a man motivated by the death of his wife and children at the hands of the Mafia to kill criminals in his own personal "war" where he is judge, jury, and executioner will find the moral compass to set aside his old ways and play by the Marquis of Queensbury rules. Do we really want Captain America, the living symbol of liberty to pack heat? I guess the new morality has left me in the dust as there are certain things that just aren't allowed in my universe, and Cap killing bad guys with guns isn't what he is about.

So let's put it to a vote: Should the living legend of WWII be replaced by a gun toting vigilanti? Should we send him over to Iraq to wax some Hajiis? I say HELL NO!


Joe the Troll said...

I haven't thought of the Punisher as a hero since he gave up the "mercy bullets" long, long ago.

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

I'll second your "Hell No!".

Captain America said...

Well in my world, Captain America LIVES ON!