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The Death of Captain America: the ripoff of The Incredibles

i haven’t regularly read comics in quite a few years, though i’m a total sucker for alex ross graphic novels (seriously, go grab a copy of Kingdom Come, it’s incredible).  i distinctly remember starting my collection when Todd McFarlane drew multiple covers for Spider-Man #1, and that was about the same time that my drawing started focusing solely on superheroes and comics.  i was totally dedicated to becoming a comic book artist, and spent most of my free time drawing and creating superheroes.  now i’m set to graduate architecture school and to save the world through sustainable design, so i guess you never know what’s going to happen.

anyway,  i just saw this article on nytimes.com about Marvel’s new gimmick – the death of Captain America.  the death of a major comic book character happens every once in a while – if it didn’t, the comic universe would become ridiculously stagnant.  we all remember the death (and inevitable return) of Superman, don’t we?  who knows if Captain America will come back – frankly i don’t really care.  but what caught my attention in this article is how it smacks completely of the story line from Pixar’s The Incredibles.  according the article, this is the synopsis: superheroes and villains somehow get into fight on a reality show, innocent bystanders are hurt, government starts to require ‘supers’ to register their powers.  that right there is the story line to The Incredibles.  the Captain America storyline continues w/ ‘Cap suing for infringing upon his civil liberties while Iron Man is pro-registration, arguing that super powers should be the subject of institutionalized training just like the army, fire and police departments, etc.  following the 7 part mini-series that set this whole story out, Captain American gets shot by a sniper on the courthouse steps (the sniper of course being someone w/ whom he is romantically involved – who is under the control of an evil villain!).

anyway, i just wanted to point out once again that Pixar, the most brilliant story writers of all time, praise be their names, already explored this theme.  they should get a royalty cut from all sales of this issue.

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  1. tim
    March 8, 2007 at 6:34 am

    what this person doe not realize is that more than 10 years ago marvel instituted the mutant registration act . long before the incedibles
    ttfn

  2. March 8, 2007 at 6:36 am

    then i stand corrected. did the mutant registration act follow this same story line?

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