Captain America #8

Writer: Chuck Austen, John Ney Rieber Artist: Trevor Hairsine Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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Five years ago, Captain America and Inali Redpath forged the bonds of friendship on a top secret SHIELD mission. Today, Cap goes head to head with Barricade.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 29, 2003

    I may be kicking myself for letting myself be sucked into the material once again, but I have to say that the last three pages of this issue really sold me on this story, with the captions that detail Captain America's inability to recognize how deprived his opponent is being a particularly effective exchange. There's also a nice little bit in the opening pages of this issue where we see a former ally of Captain America's has set a plan into motion that would seem to suggest that he's going to come into conflict with his friend, and the material does a nice job of detailing why this man would be acting against the best interests of the American government. There's also a pretty solid flashback sequence, where we see Captain America's ability to inspire others is nicely displayed. Now the villain of this issue is strictly a cookie cutter madman, and the arrival of the school bus full of hostages struck me as rather lazy writing, but overall this issue managed to sell me on its main idea Read Full Review

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