Warning! This post contains spoilers.
In an unprecedented event, many comic book retailers across the country received and released Captain America #600 today, two days before the regular release day. It was said that this issue will “change everything” and have a huge impact on the rest of the comic book world. Why? Because according to Marvel comics Editor in Chief Joe Quesada (who will also be doing a special variant cover for issue #1 of the comic), Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) is returning from the grave.
“We’ve been patiently planning for this moment for 21 years. Captain America will return next month in a five-comic book series, “Captain America Reborn.”
For those who aren’t aware, Steve Rogers was gunned down in a highly publicized March 2007 issue, which was quite a bold move at the time, killing off a main character and allegedly having him “stay dead”. From there, Cap’s former sidekick, Bucky Barnes, took the mantle of Captain America and continued fighting for justice.
Many fans are outraged, stating that this is another “Superman tease” and how nobody in the comic industry has the ability to keep a character dead. Is this true? Will this have the same outcome as another dead character over at DC? We’ll all find out soon. But until then, you can check out the spiffy Captain America Reborn trailer from the new Marvel minisite, and a larger Quesada cover variant, after the jump.