Captain America #3

Captain America #3

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 16, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

1930: Witness the birth of a legend! How did Steve Rogers, a 98 lb weakling, earn his courage?NOW: With the fate of a world hinging on his victory Captain America must defeat the barbarian lord of the Phrox!MEANWHILE: Arnim Zola’s plans move forward, cursing Steve Rogers for years to come.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Dylan Tano Jan 22, 2013

    This is what comics are about -- twists and turns. Taking us to places we haven't been or can't go. Taking Steve Rogers and placing him into extraordinary situations is a good move on Remender's part. During this first arc he has taken the military stuff, the political intrigue, the super soldier and put it on the back burner. Here is Steve Rogers, the standout, standup American who never backed down from a bully. For me, it works like a charm. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Syndicate - Chris Mailloux Jan 16, 2013

    Overall: I'd have to say this is one of the better books to come out of Marvel Now! it's an interesting story with some really great art. If you've been wanting to get into Captain America, now would be a perfect time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jan 16, 2013

    Captain America is an incredibly fun ride. The Dimension Z story is creative and classic, while the flashbacks further enrich the characters. Its also getting easier to accept Romita Jr.s art, which seemed to drag the previous 2 issues down. Even if youre not the biggest Captain America fan, you will get hooked on this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 22, 2013

    Here's hoping for more of the same! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Jan 16, 2013

    In this issue, however, Romitas art continues to be a bit of drawback. So many panels lack consistency and detail, and his kids in Steves childhood flashback sequence have such cartoonishly large heads that its kind of distracting. All art criticism aside, this is another enjoyable issue from whats shaping to be a fascinating chapter in the life of the Sentinel of Liberty. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Jan 17, 2013

    While not as good as the 1st 2 issues, Captain America is still a solid series with good action and dramatic moments. The “Dimension Z” saga is ripe with danger and desperation; and with each issue Steve loses more and more hope of finding a way out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 18, 2013

    Brubaker had eight years on the book, and had come to define what we expect when we read a Captain America comic. Remender's take is very much NOT that, and it HAD to not be that. It may seem strange to throw Captain America into situations where America doesn't matter in the least and there's no political intrigue to maneuver through, but it's just different enough to have a decent kind of cognitive dissonance about it. Plus, it's about Arnim Zola, and the only way he was going to make a splash is by doing horrible things to Captain America. And it seems like the worst is yet to come, and one can only imagine how weird Remender and Romita are going to get with this. I'm certainly down to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Jan 20, 2013

    Rick Remander and John Romita Jr. make a great team writing Captain America. Both have their own unique style that blend well in this comic. I recommend reading this comic just for the twist ending. I want to know how they will integrate this into the main storyline due to the length of time Captain America has been away. I look forward to reading how Steve Rogers will get out of this situation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jan 19, 2013

    It makes sense that many people are finding Remender and Romita's vision for Captain America a little off-putting. The most common complaint I've found has been the arguably unnecessary inclusion of the flashbacks to Steve's childhood. As I mentioned earlier, these flashbacks serve not only to shed some light onto a part of Steve Rogers' life that hasn't ever been delved into much, but also to show that even though the world and the circumstances may change, the pain and the struggle remains the same. Captain America #3 comes to an end with a pretty big shocker that's going to have lasting consequences (at least as far as Marvel's solicitations are concerned) that will affect not only the rest of Steve's time in Dimension Z, but also quite possibly for the rest of his life! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 16, 2013

    The art also has highs and lows. Like the script, the crazy science fiction stuff is fantastic and the streets of NYC stuff is less so. John Romita Jr. draws awesome monsters and mutants. Captain America looks badass. However, when he draws young kids fighting in an alley, it looks awkward and weak. Dean White and Lee Loughridge make great use of colors, which helps to give the two different worlds very different feels and tones, but Romita's pencils don't rise to the occasion. Hopefully, future issues will be spending more time with mutants and barbarians and less time with bullies in alleyways. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 19, 2013

    This issue makes us see some great Cap and Arnim Zola moments in the Dimension Z scenes, but stumbles a little bit in the 30's scene and in the art department. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 21, 2013

    As part of the Marvel NOW! initiative, there is no mistaking the direction Remender has plotted out as simply an extension of anything that has come before. Captain America is off on his own, struggling against a world he doesn't understand, but aware that people on that world need his help. Threading in the stories that built Rogers' determination adds some depth to the present day struggles, giving readers an extra bit of history to savor alongside the NOW! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Jan 18, 2013

    Except"it IS. Cap is still Cap, even when he isn't fighting in World War II or leading the Avengers. What Captain America has been about, really, is what makes Steve Rogers so special, even when stripped of many of the traditional trappings of the character. The flashbacks to his childhood during the Depression are meant to help illustrate that, but I honestly think that this can still be accomplished without them. I'm too interested and invested in this insane Dimension Z plot to bother with more earthly concerns. And, you know what? You guessed it! I didn't see THAT coming, either. Oh, and watch out for that last page. It's a doozy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Christopher Romero Jan 20, 2013

    This book has appeal and the story is picking up its pace, making it a solid read. Remender is one of the top writer's in the industry, and it'll be interesting to see how the Phrox react to Cap's latest actions in this issue. Yabba Dabba Doo! Sorry, I had to. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 16, 2013

    Things are getting worse for Captain America. Stuck in Dimension Z and trying to recover from when he was held captive by Arnim Zola, Steve has a child he needs to protect while also trying to figure out how he can make his way through this dimension and get back home. Unfortunately there are moments the art can become a distraction from the story. It could also be a combination of the inks and colors. This is a different sort of Captain America story. It's a nice change of pace but having Arnim Zola as his main villain still strikes me as a little odd. Although the last page will make you utter "Holy$#!&." There's no telling where Rick Remender will take this series next and that is part of the fun. You definitely need to fasten your seat belts when reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 19, 2013

    Captain America feels like a slow read and that might be because this book is monthly whereas things like All New X-Men ship every other week. Remender is building up his characters and supporting players. I suspect things are about to pick up in a big way. I'm sticking with this book because I am fan of the direction, but as far as individual issues go, this one is slightly above average. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Ben Silverio Jan 20, 2013

    Finally, the thing that reignited my interest in this book was the final page. Talk about a shocking ending! It was all the more shocking because of how underwhelming the rest of the series has been so far. Now that something as big as that last page happened, hopefully the pace of the story picks up and we start getting issues worthy of such an iconic and important character. I still haven't fully bought into the story yet, but I'm interested enough to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Eric Halloran Jan 29, 2013

    This experience should change Cap in some way, but so far the only changes that have come have been inorganic and forced, and unfortunately we cant blame it all on Zolas science experiments. I have to admit, though, Zolas surprise at the end of the issue is a step up a human head onto a dogs body. Read Full Review

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