Captain America #1 Review

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Steve Rogers finds himself lost in a place he’s never been before, and finds himself in state he’s never been in. Is it worth the read?

Here is the summary from Marvel:

Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails, sci-fi, pulp-fantasy era of Captain America is NOW! With no country and no allies, what’s left for the Sentinel of Liberty to protect? The Saga of Dimension Z begins here!

Steve Rogers has always been the bar for which America’s heroes have set for themselves. Calm, collected and a master strategist, Captain America has always been able to find a way out of any situation, but this may be his most harrowing challenge yet. Lost in a world he’s never been to & trapped by one of his most ruthless enemies, Captain America now finds himself in his worst nightmare, trapped in a place with no way out.

Rick Remender takes over from Ed Brubaker and places the Sentinel of Liberty in a whole new place with whole new stakes. Putting Cap in a set of circumstances where he is unsure if the outcome. Remender does well with giving us a peek into Cap’s mind and how he views the events and his current situation. Giving us a rather thorough and complete script with no visible holes. We get a brief but still emotional scene between Steve & his girlfriend Sharon Carter (AKA Agent 13) which details the next step of their relationship, and this scene is nice as it’s nice to see that things other than impending global terror can make Cap nervous.

Comic legend John Romita Jr. illustrates this book as only he can. With bold dynamic strokes, and exciting and engaging action scenes. He also can dial it down when the story needs it, giving nice light lines that don’t overshadow the story. He also gives the desolate “Dimension Z” it’s own unique look and landscapes. The colors are dark with subtle lighting which give the book it’s sci-fi feel, and are great to look at.

Captain America #1 is a great relaunch effort for the classic character, heading a bold new area that hasn’t been explored in previous installments. Remender & Romita Jr. make a great team and have found a good balance of story telling and art. The opening chapter of the “Dimension Z” saga is a good one. Recommended


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  • Reaper

    Agreed, great exciting start to the new book. Can’t wait for the next issue.