Captain America #12

Writer: John Ney Rieber, Chuck Austen Artist: Jae Lee Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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Before Captain America encountered the Avengers for the first time, he had a chance meeting with Sub Mariner. It was during that fateful encounter that Severs--the man who hunts him in the present--was born.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Dale Roberts Apr 28, 2003

    Meet the labcoat named Severs as he talks with his fellow scientist about his conquest with a beautiful woman and how he got her sister too. Talk about making a guy jealous. If you want a rehash of the Captain America story, it's all in this issue as the good Captain watches an old film that shows him being pulled out of a block of ice. It shows how Prince Namor came upon Cap. When Cap revives he finds his sidekick Bucky dead. There are others that reminisce about this period of time. Where this story is leading, I'm not too sure, because I haven't been keeping up with the continuity of Captain America...but, I must say I am a little curious. They show a glimpse of the undersea Kingdom of Lemuria and I hope Marvel does more on this kingdom, because I would love to see their take of legendary Lemuria. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 16, 2003

    An issue that doesn't really seem to know what it's trying to accomplish, as while it looks to be trying to insert an untold chapter into Captain America's past, the simple fact of the matter is that it never really manages to establish why this encounter had to occur at this stage of Captain America's career. I mean I like the idea that Captain America might've been left in his frozen state due to his likely objection to the plan to drop the nuclear bombs on Japan, but this issue appears to have next to nothing to do with that idea, as instead it focuses its energies on a vague plot involving the removal of an artificial hand from research facility that appears to be under the protection of a murderous Namor. Now I enjoyed how the book described Captain America's early moments after he emerged from the ice, and I'm always game for a tussle between Namor & Captain America, but this issue's untold chapter is far too obtuse & unfocused in what it's trying to show us for me to draw much e Read Full Review

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