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Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (Captain America Marvel Comics)

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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  3,239 ratings  ·  81 reviews
The death of Captain America hits the Marvel Universe - hard! Be there as superstar Jeph Loeb teams with the industry's top artists on a story that will have everyone talking.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 24th 2007 by Marvel (first published 2007)
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Sesana
I'm so glad I read this. I hadn't really known it existed, when I was reading through Brubaker's run on Cap, which is a shame. This is a beautifully written, heartfelt, and moving look at the sort of grief that a man like Steve leaves behind him. And it loses none of its impact for knowing how the story would eventually turn out. This is one of those rare times when an event miniseries that could have been a cash grab turns out to be a gift to the reader.
Nicolo Yu
This is one story, which was originally presented as a five issue miniseries and collected in this softcover, I’ve wondered whether it was necessary to exist. It did serve to drive sales, identifying itself with an event that was covered by mainstream media. It had Jeph Loeb, who was not one to shy away from an opportunity to have his name appear on a best-selling comic book, providing the scrip. He is abetted by five of marvel’s biggest artists, John Romita, Jr., Leinil Yu, Ed McGuiness, David ...more
Anne
What can I say. It was a beautiful tribute to Captain America, and (I can't believe I'm admitting this) I got a little bleary eyed at the end.
I'm still holding out hope that Cap makes a comeback, but if he doesn't this is a fitting ending.
Callista
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Don
This was a nice tribute to Captain America. I like the way they broke it up into five issues, one for each of the stages of grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. A very grown up story with characters dealing with loss. It wasn't a happy story, but it was really well told. The speech at Cap's public funeral was very well done and inspiring.
Jaime
Wow. Just wow. This was wonderful and heart breaking. Too soon.
Christina Azzo
After reading this I fully believe they should have kept Steve Rogers dead and let James 'Bucky' Barnes be Captain America from that point on! They go through every step of grief and how much it affects so many characters! It's done so perfectly and has so much weight to it that it should have been Steve Rogers final farewell. They completely wrap up Steve Rogers life. It's done with such respect and dignity. I warn you that it is a very emotional story. The art is well done. Tony Stark come off ...more
Jerome
A very mature superhero story about how Captain America’s friends deal with the grief of Cap’s death. I hadn’t read any of the “Winter Soldier” series, but it wasn’t really necessary anyway. Suffice it to say that Cap has been assassinated.

The novel is divided into different chapters, each titled with a different stage of grief, and each showing how Cap’s friends deal with it. In the “Denial Stage”, Wolverine wants to see with his own eyes if Cap is dead or not. He is unable to convince Bucky to
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Jerome Statema
The Civil War story arc got me interested in Marvel Comics again, and since they're the only company with a presence in the Nook Store, I've been able to catch up on some of their more recent graphic novels. This one was a bit shaky as a collected story (covering five individual comic books), but still flowed acceptably well. It was good, though, as a look at how Captain America's closest friends reacted to and dealt with his death.
Relstuart
This follows the Death of Captain America and shows how those who knew him dealt with it. It deals with it via five stories each highlighting one of the stages of grief: denial (Wolverine), anger (Avengers), bargaining (Hawkeye), depression (Spider-Man), and acceptance (Iron Man).

I thought Wolverine's comment to Spider-man about how it feels to lose someone was especially poignant.
Kate
This volume takes the Marvel characters through the grieving process for Captain America. Each section is labeled with Anger, Denial, Depression, etc, to Acceptance, which illustrates the funeral. Umm... why wasn't Bucky at Cap's funeral???? That was odd, to me. Then there was Hawkeye back from the dead trying to be Cap, which didn't seem right either, even if he was good with the shield. I understood Falcon giving a eulogy, but for me it didn't seem right that two of the major players in the en ...more
Holden Attradies
A really good follow up to Cap's Death and the events of "Civil war". The tone and events really shows how grown up Marvel comics can/has become. I really enjoyed the chapter that was about Spider-man, he really seems to never come out on the good end of things and his reflections really show that.
Bryce
Fallen Son: the Death of Captain america went through the grieving process people experience when a loved one dies. The book does this through chapters, making one emotion a chapter. Different characters went through different emotions each chapter. For example, Iron Man was in the bargaining chapter when he asks hawkeye to become the new Captain America when Captain America died. The denial chapter was when Wolverine goes to the Shield Helicarrier to see Captain America's body to find out if h ...more
Laura
Having not read the Civil War story arc that led to this, I can only review what I originally picked up thinking was a one-shot story. I really enjoyed it. I've said before in my reviews that I've always been a DC comics fan, but never really got into Marvel. And of Marvel's characters, Cap was never my favorite.

A lot has changed.

This story, told in five distinct sections (originally released as five comics), appropriately titled for the five stages of grief, depict a world without Captain Amer
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Kamillah
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America considers Steve Rogers' legacy not by flashing back to his life's highlights, but by focusing on his influence on some of his closest comrades. This book collects a five issue mini-series by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by a team of notable Marvel artists; it tells one story through the varied reactions of a select few of Steve's fellow superheroes. Fallen Son can be viewed as yet another special collection meant to stretch the death of Captain America dolla ...more
David´82
Není to marné, ale na jedno číslo, které "uhodí hřebíček na hlavičku" připadá jedno, které nastolený koncept pěti fází smiřování se se ztrátou posílá do kopru. Nejlépe je to vidět na segmentu Hněv, kde paralelně jedou dvě linie, z nichž ta komorní pokerová je skvostná a osobní, zatímco ta druhá akční je názornou ukázkou všeho, co je na současném mainstreamovém superhrdinském komiksu špatně (akce pro akci, rádoby hlášky, deus ex machina). Navíc to trpí klasickým marvelovským neduhem; je tu "hrdin ...more
David Basora
Following the events of the end of the Civil War crossover arc, the repercussions of Captain America's assassination are felt by the hero community. This book reinforced my opinion that in every Marvel crossover event, Spider-Man seems to be affected the hardest emotionally and is generally the saddest character. Breaks my heart every time. An interesting story that highlights the division between heroes still caused by the Superhero Registration Act, and truly displays the importance of Captain ...more
Silas
Having recently read the Death of Captain America, this seemed like a kind of interesting tie-in. Some of the events in these comics are referenced elsewhere in the Captain America comics, but seeing them actually happen added a lot of depth. It also helped to sort of emphasize the place that Captain America has in the Marvel universe, and carried a lot of emotional weight (the end made me tear up, even though I knew he was coming back). While it didn't provide any huge plot elements to the univ ...more
Todd
Jeph Loeb writing something that doesn't suck! Yay!

This is a simple book that looks at what the players around Cap are dealing with after his passing. The tone is somber, but in all is a celebration of who Steve was rather than a depressing "It's all over!"

Barton in the suit is almost indistinguishable from Steve, but that could just be Romita Jr.'s art. I almost wish that would have happened but it wasn't the right time in the Marvel Universe for that. Barton couldn't join the side that suppor
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Joel Griswell
Cap has died (I need to read Ed Brubaker's run to see how this actually happened), and now the world is left to grieve. This book isn't really about Cap, but about those nearest to him, and how they deal with the loss of one of their closest friends and a national icon. This book is about loss and pain, and dealing with suffering. Loeb's script is very strong, and really makes these superheroes break down as regular human beings with real emotions. The different episodes feature some the likes o ...more
Erik
The five interlocking stories in this Fallen Son mini-series by legendary writer Loeb – whose Batman stories inspired and shaped Christopher Nolan’s two critically successful Batman films – comprise one long “dark night of the soul” in which various Marvel heroes grapple with the death of an icon. Loeb cleverly – and strategically -- frames each of the five stories around one of the five stages of grief: denial (Wolverine), anger (Avengers), bargaining (Hawkeye), depression (Spider-Man), and -- ...more
Federiken Masters
Oct 21, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans de los autores y del personaje
Recommended to Federiken by: Que estaba a mano
Increíble, un comic de Jeph Loeb sin Tim Sale que me gustó. ¡Un comic de Jeph Loeb sin Tim Sale que me gustó bastante! De hecho, es un comic de Jeph Loeb sin Tim Sale que me gustó bastante que trata sobre cómo se toman varios personajes la noticia de la muerte del Capitán América, ¡y que no me dio repelús al leerlo! Quizás ayuda que todos los dibujantes involucrados son de muy buenos para arriba. Quizás ayuda que el tratamiento de los personajes, los diálogos, los guiones, todo el conjunto, bah, ...more
Amber Ditullio
Sep 11, 2011 Amber Ditullio rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Superhero Comics, Those who have read the Marvel Civil War series
Shelves: graphic-novel
A couple weeks ago, I was looking for something quick to read while I was at the library. As usually happens, I went to the graphic novels to pick up something. I'd read quite a few of the DC GNs they'd had there, so I started looking at the Marvel. When I saw this title, I thought, "You know, I remember hearing about Captain America's death, but I don't know many details. I think I'll pick up this one."

Well, Fallen Son isn't the story of Captain America's death, but the way that his friends dea
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Johnny Zombie-writer
I loved this, the art work was beautiful, it gave depth to each chapter. It was well written yet controversial to kill off one of the figureheads of Marvel, but not only a figurehead, Cap' is an Icon, OK I'm not American but I can totally see what he has been doing in the industry as a character for what over half a century. And probably the emotion stems from the writer sadly losing his son some months beforehand, ebbs into how the chapters are laid out with the process of depression, grieving ...more
Siria
This is a collection of five one-shots, showing how a variety of Marvel superheroes react to the death of Captain America. Since I haven't (yet) read any of the Civil War series, this maybe had less emotional impact on me than it would have otherwise, but I thought Falcon's eulogy and Wolverine and Bucky's angry conversation were both quite well done.
Lillian
Having picked up this book at the library because it seemed familiar to me, it was an okay read. The artwork was actuAlly v. Good, compared to other comics I've read before! I'm not ~super~ familiar with the marvel (comic) universe, so this was a nice read. "Nice". It has captain America, my favorite avenger, dead! Anyway. It was ok!
Mike
Wasn't meaning to come off as being on a Captain America kick, but there are worse things. This trade compiles the series of epilogues themed after the five stages of grief as many of Cap's teammates and associates go through them. The one-shot format allows for superstar (read: too "good" to do monthly books) artists to render the story well, though Loeb does a good job of maintaining the overall tone to make the transitions from artist to artist less jarring. The "wound" of Cap's murder is sti ...more
Jesse
Dec 10, 2009 Jesse rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Captain America and Marvel
You know, when I was a budding comicbook fan in the late 1980's I was a fan of Captain America. Not really for what he ideologically stood for, but because his comic had the most awsome hand-to-hand fights in it. I mean like cool acrobatic martial displays. This book, is different. This was like reading about the death of Superman all over again. Only this guy didn't die saving the planet from a mega-alien, he died because of what he believe it and he was assasinated for it. In this book you get ...more
victoria.p
A little anvilicious with naming each section after a stage of grief, but it works because I care about Steve Rogers and the impact his "death" has on these people. I enjoyed Bucky and Logan's angry conversation, though every time Tony Stark shows up in relation to this storyline, I kind of hate him a little more. (ugh Tony, how so faily? Only RDJ saves you for me now.), but the highlight for me is, as usual, Spidey's section, which made me cry, possibly because I also have fresh in my mind how ...more
arjuna
An interesting set of character-based set-pieces revolving around the death of Captain America which tie together remarkably well. I don't think most really add anything to the ongoing canon, but hey - they essentially do what fanfic does, poke into the minds of those close but peripheral to the main story - and if someone's going to do that, then it might as well be official, and handled well, and feed back into the existing universe. Interesting but not crucial, except perhaps for the eulogy s ...more
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Joseph "Jeph" Loeb III is an Emmy and WGA nominated American film and television writer, producer and award-winning comic book writer. Loeb was a Co-Executive Producer on the NBC hit show Heroes, and formerly a producer/writer on the TV series Smallville and Lost.

A four-time Eisner Award winner and five-time Wizard Fan Awards winner (see below), Loeb's comic book career includes work on many major
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