Hell, I guess it’s true. Pictures don’t lie. As the Washington Post puts it, “When Captain America returns to the pages of his comic book in January, it won’t be his star-spangled new duds getting all the attention. Instead it will be what he’s wielding in his right hand, the one once reserved for pummeling the jaws of evil. Come next year, he’ll be gripping cold, hard steel.Since when does an American superhero need a lousy gun.” For Captain America to have a gun sort of makes a mockery of his super hero outfit. I mean why not just wear regular clothes, like Mr everyday common crime fighter who carries a gun. Imagine seeing Boy Wonder packing a piece strapped to his leotards. Or superman with a holster secured over his red speedos. I’ve always believed our Superheroes had more going for them, contained some innate, beyond mere human, capability. Using a crude gun doesn’t cut it. I remember the deep disappointment I felt a few years ago when I discovered Batman couldn’t actually fly, but he has other powers (cunningness, incredible stamina, incredible array of survival inventions and a Batmobile). The whole idea behind a superhero is to be more than just human or using human accouterments (like a gun). The Flash isn’t particularly strong, but the man can run. Likewise for Aqua Boy. He’s not exactly Superboy–but he can at least breath under water. Wonder Woman may look very humanly feminine but she’s only about a step and a half from all-powerful Goddess status. And look at Spiderman; no mere human can spin a web and crawl up the side of a building. Captain America should ditch the gun and rely on his extra human speed and his indestructible vibranium alloy shield, which can be thrown with laser like accuracy and rebound in a flash.