Captain America: Who Won't Wield The Shield #1

Captain America: Who Won't Wield The Shield #1

Writer: Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Stuart Moore Artist: Mirco Pierfederici, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Quinones Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 21, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Steve Rogers has returned! In fact he was in such a hurry that he actually came back before the story was done! But, whatever, I'm sure no one even noticed. Anyway, Bucky Barnes is the current Captain America, and has come into his own in the role in a story Captain America editor Tom Brevoort calls "the greatest single marriage of words and pictures in the history of the English language. Suck it, rest of literature!" But will Bucky go back to being the Winter Soldier? Are there others in line? Who cares?! All we're interested in is who WON'T be holding that Vibranium laced hunk of junk and what major new Marvel event comic it leads into. Who won't wield the shield? It could be not YOU!!! (Featuring a special appearance by everybody's favorite underused character, Deadpool! At last, Deadpool! In a comic!) Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Apr 20, 2010

    All in all, it's a fun little book. It's not entirely successful, but it's nowhere near a failure. And any book with something as amazingly insane as Doctor America is always going to have a place in my home. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Apr 23, 2010

    I can't believe I'm recommending it, but if you don't demand your comics to take themselves at all seriously, this is actually pretty good. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Miguel Perez Apr 21, 2010

    Who Won't Wield the Shield? reads like an excuse for some Marvel writers to have a bit of fun amidst the seriousness that we've grown to expect out of our comics today. The comic is comprised of inside jokes, pot shots and a dash of crazy. At $3.99 it's a bit of a tough sell, especially with the mediocre Deadpool story attached to it. But if you're looking for a few good laughs and an adventure orchestrated by Kithotep the Cosmic Kitten, I suggest going out of your comfort zone for once and giving this issue a shot. I guarantee that at the very least, you'll never look at Ed Brubaker the same way again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 21, 2010

    (Check out the art in this book! It's some good-looking stuff!) Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 23, 2010

    Is it funny? Occasionally, in a I hadnt thought of that sense, or if the thought of Brian Bendis getting killed and Matt Fraction replying I guess Im writing a dozen more books! makes you giggle. It is pretty, though Captain America Who Wont Wield The Shield #1 is pretty much a mess, earning 1.5 out 5 stars overall. The real joke is probably on the folks who pay $3.99 to own it. Read Full Review

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