Captain America and Crossbones #1

Captain America and Crossbones #1

Writer: William Harms Artist: Declan Shalvey Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 16, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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When a monstrous virus overtakes an isolated island, the skull-faced psychopath is unleashed to rescue the one person who may deliver resistance to the terrifying outbreak. But can the man who shot Captain America be trusted to do the right thing?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 19, 2011

    In the end, this isn't about the redemption of Crossbones. This isn't him seeing the light of the world. It's more him seeing the absolute black of the world and maybe thinking he's only a dark shade of grey. He might not be perfect but he isn't perfectly broken. This revelation won't lead to him becoming a new man, I wouldn't think, but it might make him a more useful character to have around the Marvel Universe. This is one of the definitive Crossbones stories and an issue that entertains on many levels. I'd buy many more like this to develop a true anti-hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Mar 16, 2011

    Similarly, Declan Shalvey's art is serviceable. It suits the bleak setting and tone of the story, offering a far more grounded take on Crossbones than the exaggerated visuals seen in Thunderbolts. It would have been nice to see Shalvey cut loose when the conflict takes a turn for the unexpected late in the issue, however. Read Full Review

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