The Death of Captain America
"The Death of Captain America" is an eighteen-issue Captain America story arc written by Ed Brubaker with art by Steve Epting and published by Marvel Comics. The arc first appears in Captain America (vol. 5) #25–42. The first issue of the story arc, Captain America #25, was the highest selling comic for the month of its release. The story arc had wide-sweeping effects throughout the Marvel Universe and was accompanied by the miniseries Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America.
|"The Death of Captain America"|
|Publication date||April 2007 – November 2008|
|Title(s)||Captain America vol. 5, #25–42|
|Main character(s)||Bucky Barnes|
Roberto De La Torre
|The Death of the Dream||ISBN 0-7851-2423-3|
|The Burden of Dreams||ISBN 0785124241|
|The Man Who Bought America||ISBN 0785129707|
In the aftermath of his death, Cap’s longtime partner, the Falcon, makes revenge his first order of business. Sharon Carter finds herself spiraling out of control, a captive of the Red Skull’s minions. And Bucky Barnes AKA The Winter Soldier, must reconcile his own sordid past.
- Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Vol. 1 – The Death of the Dream (ISBN 0785124233)
- Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Vol. 2 – The Burden of Dreams (ISBN 0785124241)
- Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Vol. 3 – The Man Who Bought America (ISBN 0785129707)
- Captain America: The Death Of Captain America Omnibus (ISBN 0785138064)
Captain America #25 which depicted Steve Rogers' death was the highest selling comic of March 2007 with preorder sales of 290,514 which was double the sales of the Mighty Avengers #1 in the same period. The Death of Captain America was reported in ABC News, by reporter Bryan Robinson.
The storyline was adapted into a novel by comics writer Larry Hama in March 2014 to tie in the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and features Sharon Carter, Bucky Barnes, Black Widow, and Falcon as central characters.