The Cape: 1969 #1

The Cape: 1969 #1

Writer: Jason Ciaramella Artist: Nelson Daniel Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 4, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jul 4, 2012

    There is so much going on in this story that we don't know yet, and that's essentially what made the reading experience so interesting. The ending is indicative of the fact that there are things going on; underlying themes in this book that still need to be expounded upon. The art was also really, really good. As violent and gory as it was, I think artist Nelson Daniel did a great job depicting the eeriness, gore and suspense on the expressions of the characters in this story and throughout the story itself. Although the setting is 1969 in a war ridden territory, this is more of a superhero story; although we don't know hows quite yet. Very rarely do we see superhero books or books that feature special objects with mystical properties start out this way, so it will be interesting to see how the story moves forward and evolves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Jul 4, 2012

    If you aren't previously familiar with “The Cape” in one form or another, you'll likely be bothered with the fantastic elements of the plot in The Cape: 1969 #1, but you'll still get an awesome war story. I'm just sad that the naked floating Asian dude is gonna get more involved later on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jul 5, 2012

    Nelson Daniel's artwork helps create the hard, realistic tone of the book. He has such skill at sequential art that his pages feel more like a movie than a comic. The opening scene hits just the right amount of humor before the violence and mayhem take over. He shows men getting killed in the worst ways without overdoing it. It's just enough to have you grimace while touching your face, thankful that it's not half burnt off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jul 5, 2012

    "The Cape 1969" is a good comic but suffers from not being what it needs to be. If you have faith in the creative team, you'll know to accept this harrowing and terse introduction and come back next month to find out how the floating man will come into play. For now, try to enjoy the "war is hell" stylings and marvel at Daniels' art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Jul 12, 2012

    The Cape 1969 #1 is a rough depiction of war in the simple sort of way. Profanity is liberally applied, people are wasted left and right, while there is zero Platoon-style reflections on the deeper meanings of war. What is on display is the full-on horror and capriciousness of combat. Again, I have not read the source material for this prequel, but from what I understand, the protagonist of The Cape was nasty bit of business, not meant for the faint of heart, and this is certainly a very violent comic. The execution of this issue could have been stronger, but it did pique my interest in the source material. Tracking down Joe Hill's short story and/or the comic adaptation is definitely on my to-do list, and I'm hopeful the character of Captain Chase will be more deeply explored in future issues. The Cape 1969 #1 earns three out of five stars. Read Full Review

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