Goodbye, Captain America

So after 66 years, Marvel Comics is killing off Captain America. I’ve never been a big comics fan, but I can still remember the theme song from the Captain America cartoon back when I was a wee lad of four or five.

When Captain America throws his mighty shield…

Killing off America. Is it me, or is there some irony in this? Who kills Captain American, I wonder? In my imagination, it’s Dick Cheney in what he claims was a “hunting accident”.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.