Report: Captain America will live again

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Two years after Marvel Comics knocked off its famous star-spangled superhero, Captain America is returning better than ever, the New York Daily News reported.

"The original Captain America is finally coming back," Marvel Comics editor in chief Joe Quesada told the Daily News. "We've been patiently planning for this moment for two and a half years."

Captain America will return next month in a five-comic book series, "Captain America Reborn."

Captain America was gunned down on the steps of a courthouse 68 years after creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby introduced Steve Rogers—a scrawny kid who is injected with a "Super Soldier" serum to fight the Nazis—to an adoring fan base, the newspaper reported.

There's still no word about how creators plan to bring Captain America back to life.

Marvel is planning to a feature-film adaptation, The First Avenger: Captain America, for July 22, 2011.