Captain America #25

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 7, 2007 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
7.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Leaping from the final pages of Civil War, this is the *only place* readers can find out what happens next in the life of CAPTAIN AMERICA!
Trust us, folks, this oversized 25th issue will stun readers and send shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe for the next year!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Mar 11, 2007

    Anyway, I still give this despite that gap in logic. This really is a comic everyone should have. And if you missed it for cover price, you might as well wait for the trade. The complete story should be memorable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Al Kratina Mar 12, 2007

    In the context of death issues, Captain America #25 is particularly powerful one. Brubaker plots and paces it masterfully, never lapsing into sentimentality or abandoning the dark and mature feel hes brought to the book since its re-launch. While climbing the steps to the courthouse for the start of his trial for resisting the Superhuman Registration Act, Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America, a Marvel hero since 1941, is shot as part of an elaborate plot by the Red Skull and Dr. Faustus. Brubaker and regular series artist Steve Epting capture the chaos of the shooting and its aftermath perfectly, but despite the flurry of confused panel layouts and head-spinning action, the final few pages, in which the true scope of the conspiracy is revealed and Cap is shown to be dead, are understated, deliberate, and crushing. Brubakers themes and dialogue, Eptings realistic artwork, and Frank DArmatas coloring, with its dark tones and splotchy, splattered blood, have given Cap a harder edge than hes Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven G. Saunders Mar 11, 2007

    All in all, a solid issue only marred by the fact that its a marketing gimmick. Not that I hold this against Marvel or anything. Gotta pay the bills and all that. At least they provided us a supremely talented team to bring it to us. Bravo to everyone who worked on this issue for pulling this off so well. Even my cynical little self enjoyed this moving comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nicholas Slayton Mar 11, 2007

    Im not really sure what to think of Captain Americas death. Maybe he is dead, maybe he isnt. Im not even sure if I care. I mean, the series doesnt look like its being cancelled, and with Brubaker still at the helm, and the events of this issue, the series is far from out of ideas, Cap dead or not. As I said, Brubaker deserves an award for this. Even with the press ruining the ending for me, even with Civil War putting Cap in a terrible position, Brubaker, Epting, and D'Armata manage to recapture my love for this series and get me hooked once again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Caryn A. Tate Mar 11, 2007

    Because of Mr. Brubakers strength as a storyteller, I fully expect this to be just the beginning of another great story arc. I just dont know if Ill stick around for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 8, 2007

    Captain America #25 was a stunning read if you managed to remain spoiler free like I did. Brubaker did a wonderful job delivering an incredibly powerful and emotional read. I am excited to see where Brubaker goes from here. And I certainly look forward to the eventual triumphant return of Steve Rogers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Mar 11, 2007

    Ed Brubaker should have written Civil War. Hes had a fantastic storyline going through his entire run on Captain America, and this issue is just a plot device for a great storyline. But I think in the end he will touch on the one issue Mark Millar ignored: that no matter what government policies are and who is in control of the country, the American spirit will always prevail, something that Millar, a British writer, missed. Steve Rogers is one of the biggest comic book incarnations of the American Spirit and will prevail. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Mar 11, 2007

    Quesada stated that its all in the telling. I agree, but I wish we could talk more about how Cap died instead of that he died. Read Full Review

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