Wally West, Kyle Raynor, Connor Hawke, Ryan Choi, James Rhodes, Eric Masterson, Ben Reilly, John Walker. All new versions of established heroes who were supposed to be permanent. I may be wrong (and will be pleasantly surprised if I am) but I see the same fate for Bucky Barnes, not to mention Dick Grayson.
Bucky was dead for 40 years, there have been imposter Buckies, how hard would it be to remove him again to have Steve be Captain America again. And since Steve Rogers is featured in the new Avengers cartoon and will have his own movie, it would be shocking for Marvel not to have him reassume the role that has been hammered into our heads for decades, that Steve Rogers was, is and must always be Captain America.
Wasn't that the whole point of Brand New Day?
Funny, I don't recall him being shot during a drug deal gone bad in the original.
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