Captain America #8

Captain America #8

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.0Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

THE MAIN EVENT! Steve Rogers has one chance to set any of this right! Broken, beaten and near dead he must defeat Zola or all is lost!Plus, the reveal of the year! A character you never expected reemerges.

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Aug 3, 2013

    With eight issues in, Captain America does not look like it will have a happy ending, and when this story arc finishes, will the title get a few months rest so the Captain can take some time off? Credit goes to the creative team for building a comic that doesn't feel distant or superficial. Other comics feel episodic and routine, but this is a substantially formative story arc with deeply felt repercussions. Captain America's pain is this title's gain, and it's likely Rogers will stop Zola and save the day. But at what cost? It's clear the kid gloves didn't stay on past the first page of the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jun 26, 2013

    Cap gets his butt kicked up and down every panel and the issue ends with nothing but heartbreak. The next issue should really be great, so if you arent already, pick this series up! Too many people are telling me that they arent on board for this run. That needs to be rectified. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 26, 2013

    Romita's art is severely hit and miss in this issue. The opening looks great, but things quickly fall apart. There are too many lines on some pages, not enough on others. For my money, Romita is one of the best in the industry, but this simply isn't his best stuff. There's a rushed quality to many of the pages. That said, when things are on, they are really, really on. The last three pages are damn near perfect in their composition and structure. The scene made me gasp and mutter "no way, no way" with each passing panel. And then, that last page, guys. What the heck are Remender and Romita trying to do to us? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Jun 28, 2013

    A dramatic story in three parts, Remender keeps a good pace here as the issue unfolds through numerous narrative fight scenes. Unlike the "cliffhanger" endings we've come to expect from this title, Ian does seem pretty dead this time, and I didn't expect him to take a header into the lava pit. However, I suspect this death, along with Sharon's sudden appearance, is part of another fake-out or manipulation. In any case, I enjoy the drama and the intrigue this issue offers as Remender continues to completely break Steve down. Romita delivers another solid issue with energetic action sequences, and White's dark, moody colors enrich the gloomy atmosphere and dire circumstances. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 1, 2013

    While "Captain America" #8 is the first time I've checked back in with Steve Rogers in a couple months, the certain-to-be-controversial cliffhanger ending and "Oh, crap!" moments Remender constructs around it make me want to check in again very soon. Remender definitely has a direction and story he hopes to tell and has figured out exactly how to play to his art team's strengths. This might not be the most memorable Captain America tale I've ever read, but it certainly isn't the most predictable. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    tdten Jul 11, 2013

    This series is truly underrated, in my opinion. Maybe it's just because I am a Cap fan, but I love the grit of this series and especially this issue. Remender's version of Cap is an instant favorite of mine. In this issue, he brings Cap down to his lowest point physically and then to an even lower point emotionally. Cap is known for fighting tooth and nail to the very end and this issue captures this part of Cap perfectly. Pick up this issue if you have the chance. It will tear at your heartstrings and leave you in awe by the end.

  • 9.0
    Frustrated_Grunt Jun 28, 2013

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jun 27, 2013

  • 8.5
    Sploska Jan 22, 2016

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