Captain America #18

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 17, 2006 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
8.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

It was Wizard's book of the year for 2005, and now, fan-favorite artist Steve Epting rejoins Top Ten writer Ed Brubaker for a groundbreaking 4 part tale! It's the start of an action-packed thriller in London, as Captain America travels across the Atlantic in search of his old partner, a story that will see him fighting side-by-side with some very old friends. But Cap and the Winter Soldier aren't the only ones taking the journey abroad, Crossbones and Sin are on a path of revenge that's leading them in the exact same direction... And what of General Lukin and his "relationship" with the Red Skull? All this and more in the first chapter of "Tw more

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dominic Davies May 14, 2006

    In this latest issue the characters finally head for one big clash. Its a spy/thriller/superhero book featuring the Red Skull vs. Lukin vs. the Winter Soldier vs. Crossbones vs. Captain America, and theres no way its going to end well. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley May 14, 2006

    The only drawback to this comic is how its the opening chapter to a longer story. I am confident the complete story will be great. But that means a single chapter isnt as good as the whole. I would recommend this to those of you who are getting tired of clichd superhero comics. If you think youre outgrowing comics, give this series a look. Then track down other books by Brubaker. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Diana Kingston May 14, 2006

    This issue might as well be called Out of Time: Part 18, both in a positive and negative sense: positive because were getting the kind of epic that just isnt done these days, negative because this is the story Brubaker is telling, and its not going to change anytime soon; if youre not enjoying it, you might as well sit this run out. Personally, though, I think its working out rather well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sam Kirkland May 14, 2006

    Brubakers Captain America is a staunch defender of justice, the embodiment of the American dream. But that doesnt keep him from having an attitude. Hes slightly bitter and jaded, a theme that has been evolving since issue #1. Brubaker makes Captain America extremely relevant to todays world without doing anything as overt as having the hero search for Osama bin Laden. If youre not reading Captain America, what superhero book are you reading? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Judson Miers May 14, 2006

    Critique: I definitely liked the feel of this storyline. Its a more covert operations, military recon type of a mission than were used to seeing in the pages of Captain America. I know that he IS a superhero, but primarily Captain America IS a soldier, and it just seems right for him to act like one. The Lukin-reveal was a little creepy and hard to rationalize but effective. The artwork is appropriately grim and gritty combined with a little bit of dark and dreary which really worked for the typical British climate. Its even written to be a more realistic tale instead of the universe-splitting, time-altering type of storylines that have been recently flying off the shelves from DC and Marvel. Its simply a story about a hero trying to do what is right!!! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nicholas Slayton May 14, 2006

    Final Thoughts: It was nothing...believe me. I wont believe you. This is by far the best series Marvel is producing right now. Brubaker, Epting, and d'Armata have crafted a wonderful issue to kick off their new story arc. The subplots are handled with superb care, and Captain America is indeed his own man under Brubakers pen. For those out to find a series that is not a Civil War tie-in, or if you are a Captain America fan, or if you just want a good title from Marvel, buy this issue. I know Im sticking around for this arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 18, 2006

    The Bad: I have no complaints at all with the story except the liberal use of Nazis. I mean, c'mon, are there no other villains to use anymore? Do we have to drag out relics from the 1940's to be our villains? Jeez. What is the statute of limitations on using Nazis as a convenient villain? I mean, really, did we need a new version of Master Man? Oh lord, seriously. I can't believe I'm even talking about the fact that there is a new version of that character. Are comics really that stale and unoriginal that we have to keep digging up 60 year old Nazis to use as out villains? Or are comics just scared to use anyone else in the role of a hate mongering racist other than a blonde German? I don't know, but the Revolution is over seeing those crazy gringos with swastikas running around comic books. Read Full Review

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