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Monday, June 15, 2009 

Steve Rogers is finally coming back

Well how about that. According to the New York Daily News, Marvel is finally bringing back the one true Captain America, Steve Rogers (via Robot 6):
Captain America is making a miraculous recovery.

Two years after Marvel Comics knocked off its famous star-spangled superhero, he's gonna be back and better than ever.

"The original Captain America is finally coming back," Marvel Comics editor in chief Joe Quesada told the Daily News. "We've been patiently planning for this moment for 21/2 years."

Captain America will return next month in a five-comic book series, "Captain America Reborn."
First, let's hope this is the real-time deal, and not some trickery set in the past. Second, let's hope this has nothing to do with their abominable miniseries, The Truth: Red, White and Black, from 2003. And third, let's hope Cap won't be making a departure just as quickly after resurfacing.

But even if Steve Rogers is back home again, that alone isn't enough. What about meaningful storytelling that isn't plagued with the kind of leftism they forced upon Cap during Civil War, such as that nonsense they made him spout about "corporate shills"?

They had two years in which they could've written a workable story for Steve that could allude to contemporary issues without being direct or overtly political. Instead, we got Bucky with a gun and a mechanical arm. And Bucky was one of those few characters whose demise back in the day did have meaning to it, and didn't have to be revived.

As great as I'd like to think Steve Rogers's return is, the problem is that even now, there's little chance with the editorial board still running Marvel that they'll do anything really satisfying with him.

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