Captain America 2 review

Captain America 2

The first issue of Rick Remender’s Captain America was great. It did a great job with exploring Captain America’s current mindset and had a cheesy, yet fun opening action scene. It ended with Captain America stranded in Dimension Z, protecting a little boy. This issue kicks off one year later, and the two of them are wandering the wastelands.

Where this issue truly shines is how it showcases Captain America’s skills, abilities and morals. The flashback to his childhood re-enforces the character’s portrayed perseverance against seemingly impossible odds. He seems to be raising the boy, now named Ian, as a son. This issue kind of reminds me of Cable volume 2, where Nathan Summers was raising Hope Summers in the future – that’s not a bad thing. There’s a good action scene too, which shows the Captain’s tactical skills. The issue ends with a great cliffhanger – I can’t wait to see how the Captain gets out of this one (I won’t spoil it).

The art is simple, but it works. Captain America is drawn as tired yet determined. The environmental detail isn’t anything special, but the wastelands do have an atmospheric feel. I wouldn’t quite call it good, but it complements the storytelling well enough.

This is a good comic. The characterization is spot-on, it explores Captain America’s childhood (not done often enough) and the fight scene is awesome. I hesitate to call this issue great, but this is an easy recommendation for Captain America fans. I might be sticking with this series.

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to Captain America 2 review

  1. Pingback: Comics of December 19, 2012 | healed1337

  2. xmenxpert says:

    This is a very good series. I think this sort of straight-up superhero book might be a better fit for Remender than the black ops books he’s been doing with UXF and Secret Avengers.


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