Captain America #3

Writer: John Ney Rieber Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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Captain America navigates his public image in a post-9/11 America after taking on the latest group looking to attack America.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 3, 2002

    The material does a fairly nice job taking an evenhanded approach to the idea of terrorism. Now, it's clear that the bad guys are evil, with their use of children as operatives, and the fact that they decided to kill an entire town of people to make their point. However, the book also doesn't shy away from showing us that America's hands are not entirely clean, as we're shown children who have lost limbs due to the uncontrolled placement of American artillery, and Captain America does stop to consider the idea that the villains may have reasons for their actions, even if these reasons don't justify their actions. The book also does a pretty solid job developing a sense of tension, as counting clock is always a reliable method of creating a sense of urgency, as is a struggle where the villain has the trigger device for the bombs held in his hand. The final page also was a bit surprising, as one is left to wonder if Cap is drawing the fire toward himself, or if he's actually telling the Read Full Review

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