Captain America: the Death of Captain America : Man Who Bought America Volume 3 Paperback
Illustrated by Steve Epting, Butch Guice
Part of the Graphic Novel Pb series
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Marvel Comics
- Publication Date: 11/03/2009
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9780785129714
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Review by schatzi
Brubaker continues his epic Captain America run with another solid trade, which sort of wraps up the "Death of Captain America" arc (but not really). Red Skull is trying to groom his own presidential candidate, in order to take over America and destroy it (of course, the potential candidate doesn't know all of that). But the Red Skull's hold on things is starting to crack, especially when he's betrayed by one of his comrades. And Bucky, who has uneasily assumed the role of Captain America, still struggles to act as he believes Steve would. Combined with the fact that there is a "new" new Captain America on the scene, and it's a difficult position for him.I think what really makes this series resonate with me is how Brubaker is able to seamlessly weave in current events (my favorite was the Colbert '08 sign!) with the Captain America mythos. The story almost feels like it could actually be taking place in the current time, unlike many comic books. Hopefully this won't prove to date the run in a few years; I guess only time will tell. The art is good, and even though this arc has been continuing for a while, it isn't boring or feeling like it's dragging. Brubaker manages to keep it interesting.
Review by nesum
Bucky has adapted to his new role rather well in the short amount of time, and it's a good thing too, since Red Skull's plan is coming to its climax. I was a bit worried about continuing a Cap comic without Steve Rogers, honestly. Whenever there is a passing of a mantle, there tends to be a bit of nostalgia, especially with a hero so established. But Brubaker has been working Bucky up to this challenge for a long while now, and I've rather liked what he's done with the character. The Winter Soldier plot has been good for Cap, and good for comics. Seeing Bucky stand firmly in his new role, I'm pleased with the direction of the comic. We miss Steve, but Cap is back.