Captain America Corps #1

Captain America Corps #1

Writer: Roger Stern Artist: Philippe Briones Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 15, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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A mysterious cosmic entity has recruited The U.S. Agent, American Dream, Commander A, Captain America, and...Captain America?! But what threat is so grave that two Captain Americas are needed? Who will lead the team?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 17, 2011

    Captain America Corps #1 (Ray's review)Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011By: Ray Tate Roger SternPhil Briones, Mat Milla (c)Marvel It all began during the tenth anniversary of Doctor Who. The Powers That Be at the time wanted to do something memorable, and they decided that the Doctor would face a villain more powerful than he ever encountered before. That villain would be the Time Lord known as Omega, one of the first Time Lords. The situation was dire enough to send an army of Time Lords to aid the Doctor, but Omega had already anticipated such a stratagem. So, the very same Time Lords that exiled the Doctor to earth, the so-called Celestial Intervention Agency, gave the Doctor help in the form of his past two incarnations. They took the second and the first Doctor out of time and space and teamed them up with the then current third Doctor. This novel, intrinsic idea is the basis as well for Captain America Corps. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 15, 2011

    There's nothing terribly compelling about the plot to the series, as Captain America and the multiverse don't easily mix. And while Stern effectively commented on contemporary American politics in "War and Remembrance," this series seems a bit more lacking in subtlety. Perhaps that will change as he reveals more of the strange new reality our heroes find themselves in. What Cap Corps manages, however, is allowing Stern to explore various iterations of the hero not in use any longer. American Dream has pretty much been collecting dust these past few years. The current incarnation of John Walker is clearly in less than fighting shape. And Bucky? Yeah. Rather than feeling out of place, these time-displaced heroes combine for a fitting and enjoyable celebration of the Cap legacy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 16, 2011

    As trite as alternate realities can get these days, it's still pretty cool to have established characters from different points in time like this team up for adventures. Hell, even Bill Clinton did it once, and we all know how much fun that turned out to be. Captain America Corps looks like it's on course to bring us that same kind of "yay, comics!" experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 16, 2011

    This is one of the thickest books I've read in quite some time. I had to count the pages to make sure it was a standard-sized comic. Sure enough, it's a twenty-two page tale written by one of the legends of the industry. It's a Cap story for every Captain America fan, even if every Cap fan doesn't like all of the variations on the theme represented by these characters. You'll get your money's worth on this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Jun 17, 2011

    Ron schooled me, he loaned me comics and recounted classic tales of the super-solider. Simply put, I learned Captain America wins. Always. Sure, a lot of other heroes win too, but sometimes they get knocked silly or make a mistake. Not Cap, he wins. So, even though he still owes me $125 and moved out of our apartment overnight, I always thank Ron for exposing me to greatness. Read Full Review

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