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

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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.

Collects Captain America #25, Fallen Son: Death of Captain America - Wolverine, Avengers, Captain America, Spider-Man and Iron Man.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 24th 2007 by Marvel (first published 2007)
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Jeff
May 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comix
Two and a half stars

Real life conversation from the bullpen at Marvel Comics, the House of Ideas:

Editor 1: Ed Brubaker’s Captain America is absolutely brilliant. He’s taken a character who we basically ran into the ground with bad stories and bad villains and made him into a vital and integral part of the Marvel universe.

Editor 2: Yeah, but we just killed him.

Editor 1: Doesn’t matter. He won’t stay dead. He’s not the Whizzer. He’s Captain freaking America. So now we have to come up with a tribut
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Sesana
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: superhumans, comics
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.
Anne
Jan 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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.
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
Relstuart
Sep 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: super-hero
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.
Sooraya Evans
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Never knew this volume existed.
Chapter 2 was just a mess. Sea monsters and Poker?
I personally loved the artwork in Chapter 4. But felt slightly disturbed when the web crawler decides to pound on the unexpected visitor. Not cool Spidey!
The ending in Chapter 5 seems fitting to conclude the arc.
Gavin
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I can't give Loeb 5 stars, Jeff is right. Brubaker should've done this.
That being said, it worked pretty well, and I got a little misty eyed, even though it was contrived.

Hawkeye showing up from th dead and test driving until he met Kate Bishop...
Logan confirming, poker night, Namor being a voice of reason...
Iron Man still a douche.
Falcon well spoken, and Spidey had no reason to fight Rhino, that was bad. Logan was used very well however, to step in as a big brother figure to Peter, the one he c
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TRACEY
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Nicole
Oct 26, 2009 rated it liked it
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Don
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.
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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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“Wolverine and Spider-Man on depression:
--Wanna know why it's called "depression"? Because it IS depressing...
A death isn't like losing a job or getting divorced. You don't "get over it." You have to integrate it into your life. Learn to live with it.
But... Life does get better.
--Someday...?
--Best you can hope for.
--Someday.”
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