Captain America: Living Legend #1

Captain America: Living Legend #1

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Adi Granov Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

• When a top-secret orbital research station is dragged from the sky by an unknown alien force, army-of-one Steve Rogers finds himself caught between two global superpowers on the brink of war!
•  But how does it involve Volkov - a decorated Russian officer he last crossed paths with during the closing days of World War II, who disappeared on an ill-fated lunar mission over forty years ago?
•  Andy Diggle and Adi Granov send living legend Captain America on a one-man mission into the heart of darkness-in search of another!

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 19, 2013

    We don't have every element spelled out for us yet, but it's looking good so far, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this 4 issue series, the best Cap story I've read in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Mario Miranda Oct 4, 2013

    I would highly recommend this mini for any Cap fans out there who have been feeling left out due to the huge departure that is Remender's Captain America run. Or for any people out there that may be looking for an easily accesible Cap story, this mini does not rely on any knowledge of Cap continuity besides the basics (that are covered in the Marvel film anyway). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Oct 2, 2013

    Ive waited three years for this series and the first issue did not disappoint. Andy Diggle was right when he said in an interview this would be worth the wait. Definitely go pick up a copy! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 6, 2013

    This is the first Captain America comic I've purchased in about thirty years. I wanted to see Cap in his prime, and I didn't get that. I got too little of the title character, but the visuals were good. I won't be returning to this title based on what I got, and I'm too cheap to shell out $3.99 on a gamble. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Oct 4, 2013

    "Captain America: Living Legend" #1 is off to a good, if slightly protracted start. The story from Andy Diggle is compelling, and Adi Gravnov's art is beautiful to look at, it just suffers from a bit of 'first-issue-syndrome'. The set-up takes a bit of time, and future issues would be smart to balance out the three timelines a little more evenly. Nevertheless, the book sets up an interesting story that actually manages to bring Roger's WWII past into the present without feeling forced or corny. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 3, 2013

    While some will rejoice, I find myself put off by Adi Granov’s art. The talent is there, and his ability to create fine-art landscapes rich with characters is undeniable. That being said, this Norman Rockwell approach to comic book art is stiff. Movement is so stifled that this book ultimately becomes a list of small paintings. These paintings are gorgeous, but they have no life. They elicit no excitement, so as comic book pages they fail. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Bobby Keough Oct 3, 2013

    In a long delayed book, Andy Diggle delivers a solid story in the first half but has some trouble with a jumbled second half. Adi Granov uses his unique style well and makes for a beautiful issue to look at. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 4, 2013

    See, this is the initial issue of what was to have been the Astonishing Captain America series: like the other Astonishing books, the idea was more or less self-contained, out-of-continuity adventures, with big names given the opportunity to take some time developing their stories. I don't know if the originally-planned 2010 launch (it was, in fact, to be the comic-book debut of Cap's movie costume) was cancelled due to Granov's" um" "measured" pacing, but apart from a couple of internal references to the year being 2011, nothing about the story feels particularly out of place in 2013, so it's particularly disappointing that an additional two years' delay was evidently still not enough to get Granov to finish the remaining three issues (it appears that they'll be done by Star Wars artist Augustin Alessio). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 6, 2013

    This was a good start to this mini-series, but so far it feels like the long wait hasn't been worth it. The story so far is slightly dull, being confusing at times, and overall tries to develop too much at once. The issue did however have plenty of drama and suspense and overall shows promise for the remaining three issues, even if Granov isn't going to do art. I would recommend this to any fan of Granov's art, but otherwise I'd recommend waiting to see if the series gets any better, as although this was a decent start it would be a slight waste of money if the series is like this for all four issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 2, 2013

    It's rare to see Adi Granov illustrating a full issue anymore. His work exhibits the typical strengths and flaws of most painters working in comics. He brings a wonderful sense of detail and texture to Cap's world, including giving the character a slick, functional costume redesign that runs circles around his over-produced Marvel NOW! suit. But Granov's figures can be stiff and lifeless at times, with action scenes not always flowing as well as they should. It may be just as well that Granov is being replaced by Augustin Alessio on the remaining three issues. Alessio is a painter who has proven himself capable of avoiding these sorts of storytelling flaws with his work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jay Mattson Oct 6, 2013

    And let's not forget the logistical inaccuracies. Isn't Sharon Carter dead? I know ‘continuity be damned' and al Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 3, 2013

    Perhaps the remaining issues will live up to the name of the comic, but so far Granov only makes Captain America look like a living legend; he and Diggle do little to prove it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Marvel Disassembled - browncoat1993 Oct 3, 2013

    Adi Granov's art is both a blessing and a curse forCaptain America Living Legend#1. As primarily a cover artist, his work isn't particularly “sequential” in this comic. His figures are well-rendered, but seem static and posed. With the exception of one pivotal scene, they don't have varied expressions. However, Granov excels at the depiction of the tech in this book. The Russians' rocket mission is a slice of Silver Age nostalgia captured in a beautiful painted style. Granov also draws one of the best Captain America action scenes in recent memory. Cap's shield almost pops out of the page before splitting a German tank in half. This scene shows his shield and grace and is one of the highlights of an ultimately forgettable book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Oct 2, 2013

    Captain America: Living Legend fell short of my lofty expectations of modern comic books. The series has adequate scripting, but does not present anything substantial. Unless there is some nostalgia for the character, or massive appreciation of the crazy art by Granov, there is not enough interesting material here for the average fan. Read Full Review

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