Remember how they played up the death of Superman? I distinctly remember where I was when I got the news that Superman had died. I was in sixth grade, and I walked down the halls and saw that some class (fortunately not mine) had wasted valuable learning time coloring "We miss you, Superman" pictures and posting them on the walls.
I didn't read comics at that age because I was too busy reading Ray Bradbury short stories, but I do recall a year or two later some kid telling me that Superman was resurrected with a ponytail and a chainsaw. I have never verified this, but I did catch a few images of him with a ponytail in Kingdom Come. Now there's a good superhero comic. It's a lot better than that crummy Watchmen that inspired it (you can see a homage to Watchmen in Kingdom Come; if you look at the books in the window in the fourth panel on page 17, you'll see Under the Hood by Hollis Mason, a fictional title Alan Moore mentions and excerpts in Watchmen).
Anyway, so you get the facts straight and don't just hear a lot of rumors, I've got the AP article for you. Would you believe this was on the fourth page of our local paper? Here you go from the Times Tribune:
NEW YORK (AP) -- Captain America has undertaken his last mission - at least
The venerable superhero is killed in the issue of his namesake comic
that hit stands Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported. On the new
edition's pages, a sniper shoots down the shield-wielding hero as he leaves a