Captain America: Patriot #1

Captain America: Patriot #1

Writer: Karl Kesel Artist: Mitch Breitweiser Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 15, 2010 Critic Reviews: 4
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What does it take to be the living symbol of America... the Sentinel of Liberty... the Super-Soldier of World War II? What does it take to be CAPTAIN AMERICA? 1941. Captain America puts on his mask and shield for the first time-- and instantly inspires an entire nation, including Jeff Mace-- a rough-and-tumble reporter— who quickly dons his own star-spangled suit and calls himself the PATRIOT! It's a decision that will take him from stopping stateside saboteurs... to headlining the home front heroes known as the Liberty Legion... to the most unexpected offer of all... ...When the Sentinel of Liberty dies and Jeff Mace is asked to be the NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA! This is the story of a man who was a great Patriot, and his determination to be something more. His attempt to be not just a hero, but a symbol. His struggle to show he has what it takes to be CAPTAIN AMERICA! Rated A …$3.99

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Sep 15, 2010

    This was the last title I read out of this week's batch and it was a real sucker-punch. I definitely wasn't expecting it to be this good. This is a rich character study that gives more pathos to a third stringer than you ever thought was possible - - yet it still acknowledges and addresses the reasons why he isn't that well known. Do not overlook this on the shelf! It's a hidden gem! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Iverson Sep 15, 2010

    This issue was well told. I like the main character, the art is quite good, and amid all the bogged down mythology and convoluted ongoing storylines in other comics today, it's nice to have a mini-series that is self contained, easy to get into and most importantly is an entertaining read. Fans of Captain America and Golden Age comics should definitely give this series a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Sep 19, 2010

    This book is respectful of its Golden Age setting, while providing the depth of a modern comic. It describes the kind of World War 2 that only existed in comic books, where fascist fifth columnists lurked in every shadow and the only remedy was a two-fisted scrap followed up by some patriotic speechifying. It felt aged without being dated, and I'm excited to see how Kesel and Breitweiser handle the 1950s. Captain America: Patriot #1 has twenty newspaper headlines, fifteen Axis plots foiled, one black eye, one order of moo goo gai pan and one wwak. Four out of five stars. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Sep 19, 2010

    I decided to give this a shot, just to check it out. It doesn't seem like a bad start, and looks like it'll be a good story when all's said and done...but the $4 cover price will keep me from buying any more as single issues. If you're looking for a short (this is a 4-issue mini rather than 6) story dealing with other people inspired by Captain America, set during WWII, this is certainly worth checking out, if only in waiting for the collected edition. Read Full Review

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