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Captain America Hits Issue #50

What will this "landmark" issue bring?



It's hard to believe that we're at issue already.  I remember when Brubaker and Epting started this series.  I'll admit I was a little put off that they re-numbered the series...again.  I was surprised when the Red Skull got shot.  The series has been pretty solid for fifty issues now.  The scary and exciting thing is, you know Brubaker and artist Luke Ross are bound to have something up their sleeves for this issue.

Someone is trying to kill Captain America.  It's Bucky's birthday and he's stuck thinking about his past.  Word is something is going to be revealed about his past.  Along with the main story, there's also a fourteen page story that recaps Cap's life.  As if that wasn't enough, the awesome Fred Hembeck is also doing a story on the "forgotten Captain America." 

Issue #50 is on sale May 20, 2009.  Then we travel through time (okay, not really) as the series jumps to issue #600 on June 17 and #601 on July 15.  Here's a preview for issue #50.  Click each image to enlarge.



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Posted by War Killer

I can't wait for this Issue! but I was wondering (If anyone can answer) is it just going from #50 - #600? (No #51?) I know there is going to be #601 but I was just a little confused (Just a Little)

Posted by G-Man

Marvel's been doing this lately.  They recently did the same with Thor.  Top Cow also did it with The Darkness.  Basically they (supposedly) tallied up all the previous issues in different series and came up with the number that would've been if they didn't keep canceling and then re-launching the series.  So it appears there will not be an issue #51.

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Posted by inferiorego

This is Marvel's best book, and I can't wait for the issue

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Posted by inferiorego

This is Marvel's best book, and I can't wait for the issue

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Posted by War Killer
G-Man said:
"Marvel's been doing this lately.  They recently did the same with Thor.  Top Cow also did it with The Darkness.  Basically they (supposedly) tallied up all the previous issues in different series and came up with the number that would've been if they didn't keep canceling and then re-launching the series.  So it appears there will not be an issue #51."
Thanks for clearing that up for me (kind of had me confused) I knew about Thor and I know there doing that with Hulk I believe and Spider-Man to. But I still can't wait for this Issue!

inferiorego said:
"This is Marvel's best book, and I can't wait for the issue"
It's because of the Writing and the Art, their both great and make the book it's self great. Cap's my number one favorite book of all time! (This sounds weird but I really like James kind of better then Steve, James is just so cool!)


Posted by inferiorego

James>Steve
It took me a long time to say it out loud, but now I'm proud of this opinion.

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Edited by War Killer
inferiorego said:
"James>SteveIt took me a long time to say it out loud, but now I'm proud of this opinion."
Yeah the thing I like about the books writing is that with all the flashbacks it really dosen't really feel like Steve's gone, it's like from the past he is remmembered in the present. and James's dark past as the Winter Soldier and with him dealing with those things now makes him a cool character
Posted by Chaos Agent
War Killer said:
"G-Man said:
"Marvel's been doing this lately.  They recently did the same with Thor.  Top Cow also did it with The Darkness.  Basically they (supposedly) tallied up all the previous issues in different series and came up with the number that would've been if they didn't keep canceling and then re-launching the series.  So it appears there will not be an issue #51."
Thanks for clearing that up for me (kind of had me confused) I knew about Thor and I know there doing that with Hulk I believe and Spider-Man to. But I still can't wait for this Issue!
They also did it with the fantastic four in #500 and will do it with daredevil (hate the renumbering)
Posted by inferiorego
War Killer said:
"inferiorego said:
"James>SteveIt took me a long time to say it out loud, but now I'm proud of this opinion."
Yeah the thing I like about the books writing is that with all the flashbacks it really dosen't really feel like Steve's gone, it's like from the past he is remmembered in the present. and James's dark past as the Winter Soldier and with him dealing with those things now makes him a cool character"
well put, and there isn't much more you can do with Steve since he's technically (i know he was in and out a few times, bare with me) been Cap for 70 years.
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Posted by Asymmetrical
G-Man said:
"Marvel's been doing this lately.  They recently did the same with Thor.  Top Cow also did it with The Darkness.  Basically they (supposedly) tallied up all the previous issues in different series and came up with the number that would've been if they didn't keep canceling and then re-launching the series.  So it appears there will not be an issue #51."
but like I mentioned in the volume description for Thor, 82 of those 600 issues were made before he even existed as a character so its just a cheap gimmick!
Posted by Chaos Agent
aztek the lost said:
"G-Man said:
"Marvel's been doing this lately.  They recently did the same with Thor.  Top Cow also did it with The Darkness.  Basically they (supposedly) tallied up all the previous issues in different series and came up with the number that would've been if they didn't keep canceling and then re-launching the series.  So it appears there will not be an issue #51."
but like I mentioned in the volume description for Thor, 82 of those 600 issues were made before he even existed as a character so its just a cheap gimmick!"
how come?
Posted by War Killer

Well DC has (Atlest I think?) always seemed to be like that in the like 400's or 300's, so I don't know if it really makes a diffrents wheter or not it's like that

Posted by Asymmetrical
Chaos Agent said:
"aztek the lost said:
"G-Man said:
"Marvel's been doing this lately.  They recently did the same with Thor.  Top Cow also did it with The Darkness.  Basically they (supposedly) tallied up all the previous issues in different series and came up with the number that would've been if they didn't keep canceling and then re-launching the series.  So it appears there will not be an issue #51."
but like I mentioned in the volume description for Thor, 82 of those 600 issues were made before he even existed as a character so its just a cheap gimmick!"
how come?"
they are adding up Journey into Mystery 1-125, Thor 126-502, Thor 1-85 and Thor 1-12

but Thor made his first appearance in Journey into Mystery #83...so, they're cheating
Posted by Chaos Agent

that's soooo marvel....

lol

Posted by War Killer
aztek the lost said:
"Chaos Agent said:
"aztek the lost said:
"G-Man said:
"Marvel's been doing this lately.  They recently did the same with Thor.  Top Cow also did it with The Darkness.  Basically they (supposedly) tallied up all the previous issues in different series and came up with the number that would've been if they didn't keep canceling and then re-launching the series.  So it appears there will not be an issue #51."
but like I mentioned in the volume description for Thor, 82 of those 600 issues were made before he even existed as a character so its just a cheap gimmick!"
how come?"
they are adding up Journey into Mystery 1-125, Thor 126-502, Thor 1-85 and Thor 1-12but Thor made his first appearance in Journey into Mystery #83...so, they're cheating"
Hahaha! "so There Cheating" that's funny, but you do have to remmember that even in Comics there still is business...(and money)
Posted by Mr. Wilson

Great book.

Posted by War Killer
Mr. Wilson said:
"Great book."
So True!
Posted by Meteorite
G-Man said:
"Marvel's been doing this lately.  They recently did the same with Thor.  Top Cow also did it with The Darkness.  Basically they (supposedly) tallied up all the previous issues in different series and came up with the number that would've been if they didn't keep canceling and then re-launching the series.  So it appears there will not be an issue #51."
They did with with Amazing Spider-Man too.
Posted by Mr. Wilson

They are also doing it for Hulk and Daredevil.

Posted by Blake Stormlance

So does anyone know where they've got the number 600 from?? This is the sixth cap series (including Atlas/Timely) and  all in all i thought it added up to around 550.

Posted by Mr. Wilson

They may have cheated a bit....  lol

Posted by Vengeance II
inferiorego said:
"This is Marvel's best book, and I can't wait for the issue"
Agreed! If the series were to become a TV show just after Steve died, I would buy a TiVo just so I could TiVo it. inferiorego said:
"James>SteveIt took me a long time to say it out loud, but now I'm proud of this opinion."
Also agree.

Posted by War Killer

I wonder if they will kill Steve off in the Movie????

Posted by kevinthegamer94

the movies gonna be a WW2 movie basically with him falling into the ocean at the end and after the credits it's gonna be nick fury doing something when some shield agent comes in and tells nick "we found him"