Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Special #1

Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Special #1

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Marcos Martin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 1, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Leading off a series of celebratory specials commemorating Marvel’s 70th Anniversary, James (STARMAN, SUPERMAN) Robinson and Marcos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) Martin bring you an untold story of the living legend. In the days before he becomes Captain America, a scrawny kid from Brooklyn named Steve Rogers shows the world that you don’t need a super-soldier serum to be a hero. Plus a classic Captain America tale from the Golden Age by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. One-Shot/All-New & Reprints/Rated A…$3.99

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Apr 1, 2009

    Captain America, as a metaphor for strength of conviction, be it moral, ethical or spiritual, is still a vital character today and excellent vehicle for conveying those ideals. Steve Rodgers may be dead but his spirit and example of heroism still lives on. While his tales have gone from black and white, good vs.evil tales to complex battles between ideals and ethical stances, the premise remains the same. Cap tries to do the right thing and inspire others to as well. Happy 70th Anniversary Steve. We miss ya. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Apr 2, 2009

    I haven’t spent all this time singing this book’s praises to give it a bad grade. Due to the fact that it’s “just an anniversary issue” and the previously mentioned mild cheese factor of the main story, I might’ve given it a B. However… Martin & Rodriguez, baby. If you don’t like Cap, just buy the book and look at it without reading the captions or word balloons. It’s gorgeous! And if you do like Cap, you’re in luck because it’s a pretty cool story too. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 3, 2009

    Oh, and Happy Birthday, Marvel! You don't look a day over 47! Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 1, 2009

    Sorry, Marvel. I enjoyed the 65th Anniversary Special much more. Better luck in five years. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 3, 2009

    Maybe this 70th Anniversary celebration is leading somewhere or setting the stage for things to come, as teased in an advertisement in this book. A black page bearing a star and the single word "July" has already caused a bit of a stir. Maybe this 70th Anniversary comic is just good reading. Either way, at least Marvel knows how they should try to celebrate milestones. This issue, however, could have done with more Captain America for the cover price. Read Full Review

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