Ok, besides the WAY Marvel revealed the death of CAPTAIN AMERICA, I think it was a poor choice in killing Cap. I know its a cheap marketing ploy (which in a way makes it worse) and either he's NOT really dead or he will eventually be resurrected somehow. DC did the same thing with Superman in the 90s, but with Cap its a bit different. And here's why:
Captain America is so much more than just a comic character. He transcends social, political, religious and cultural agenda's. He is a Hero, a Role Model, an Icon and a SYMBOL. A symbol of many things: Courage, Bravery, Freedom, Liberty, Human Rights, Civil Rights, Religious Rights, Honor, and most of all... HOPE.... He is what an imperfect country strives to be. What America strives to be. What WE strive to be. He is also a WWII vet and hero. In many ways, he will always represents that Generation. "The Greatest Generation" as Tom Brokaw wrote. But he is all of us; past, present and future generations. Soldiers, Citizens, Americans, all people from all countries; anyone who wishes for a better Tomorrow. In the end, Captain America is a symbol of HOPE. And to kill him destroys that hope. In a time of a polarizing war, Political partisanships, and a society that seems to be eating it's self from within.............. a heart-broken Joe Simon (Captain America Co-Creator, age 93) said it best today, "We really need him now."
HERE's what some fans are saying online.