Captain America #34

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 30, 2008 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
9.4Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

Is this the NEW Captain America?!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers / Dave Wallace Jan 29, 2008

    My only criticism of the book is that, as with all of Brubaker's issues of Captain America, it's difficult to say that this comic is a massively thrilling or dazzlingly impressive single issue in its own right. However, as a chapter of the overarching tale that Brubaker is telling, it works perfectly, juggling several subplots, providing moments of high tension and drama, and moving the long-running story into exciting new territory. The death of Captain America proved that Brubaker could sustain the title without the presence of Steve Rogers; on the strength of this issue, his replacement is going to be no less entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Jan 30, 2008

    This issue is phenomenal. Everything we've been reading since Captain America's death has been leading up to this issue and it pays off in a big way. And while it's Cap's turn to shine once again, this is probably one of the darkest days of the Marvel Universe since Steve Roger's death last year. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Richard George Jan 30, 2008

    And so the transition is complete. Just shy of one year ago, reporters across the nation pounced upon the story that Captain America had died. Inevitably the iconic hero has returned, but this time he is more suited for the typical Marvel audience that expects character complexity. Steve Rogers might have been legendary, but he wasn't very relatable. Despite having a Cold War background, the Winter Soldier's anxiety and doubt are much more applicable to many readers. I loved reading about Rogers and his adventures, but the torch has been passed. I have no interest in going back and I can't wait to see where Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting are going with this incredible masterpiece. Despite the fact that issue #34 introduces a new status quo, it is above all else a story told with great skill, and that's more important than all the shiny armor and Nazi schemes in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Feb 1, 2008

    Captain America #34 was an absolute treasure. I cannot urge everyone enough to go out and give this title a try. It honestly is unlike any other comic book currently on the market. Captain America is a combination of traditional super hero action, super spy action, the mystery and intrigue of a good crime drama and the politically charged world of secret organizations and corrupt politicians. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jan 30, 2008

    Short, but oh, so sweet. If you aren't reading Captain America, I recommend picking up back issues starting around the time he died. While it all relates to earlier issues, they aren't pivotal to understanding what's going on. It's a crying shame if you're skipping this book because you don't want to jump in and not understand what's going on. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Dan Jan 30, 2008

    I've been rather harsh on Marvel and DC's recent insistence on tirelessly interconnecting the continuity of all their titles (mostly in detriment to each title's story), so for fairness' sake, I feel obliged to point out that Captain America perfectly reflects current Marvel continuity while feeling very much like its own, self-contained story. As Brubaker proves, as far as continuity is concerned, you can have your cake and eat it too. It just takes one heck of a talented writer. Read Full Review

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