Captain America and Batroc the Leaper #1

Captain America and Batroc the Leaper #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Renato Arlem Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 23, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 23, 2011

    If Marvel hopes to end these weekly specials on a high note, they had better have something mighty good in store for Captain America and the Secret Avengers next week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 25, 2011

    "Captain America and Batroc" is a comic that looks at the capes of heroics, but not through an omnipotent lens. This is about guys who may dress up a little funny but their business is still crime, be it committing or halting it. Gillen takes this element seriously and the result is a comic that treats you seriously in return. This isn't the redemption of a villain but the offering of more to come. If more is like this, then it could be great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    hatmasta Oct 17, 2012

    A surprisingly good read for a one-shot. The story shows an in-depth look at a Batroc/Cap encounter, but this time from Batroc's point of view. It initiates some interesting thoughts about so many superhero vs. supervillain battles. How many times have we read a comic where a hero fights against a villain and his squad of goons? Who are these goons? Where did they come from? Why are they teamed with this villain? This story answers those questions by presenting backstory on how Batroc comes to be hired to intercept Captain America as a distraction for a robbery, and it's really interesting to see how supervillains get teamed up with or hired by henchmen. I would definitely read it again.

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