Captain America #38

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 21, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
8.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Bucky Barnes never wanted to be Captain America, but he's doing his best to carry on the legacy of Steve Rogers, in his own way. But maybe he's not the only one running around in a Captain America outfit!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers May 20, 2008

    Captain America is a fantastic series. As a Cap fan, a Marvel fan and a fan of comics in general, I have to say that compelling stories such as this have kept me reading comics into my adult life. Long-running stories like this inspire me to pursue a career in comics and storytelling. Regardless of how much I'd love Steve Rogers to come back, I'll play my broken record and say that as long as Brubaker and co. continue to deliver issues like this and uphold this superb story, I can hold out a little longer for Steve Rogers. This is my Advance Pick of the Week. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 21, 2008

    If recent covers of Captain America had you feeling ill at ease, cast those feelings aside. Brubaker once again proves he's not a man to take the obvious routes, and his story continues to thrive because of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt May 26, 2008

    If there's anything really wrong with this issue, it's that it's ultimately just another chapter in the wider story. Taken alone it's hard to read. Still, Brubaker and Epting are crafting a Captain America story that, by this point, can't fail to become legendary. It verges on being a definitive one for the character even though it doesn't have Steve Rogers in it ""- at least, not so far ""- and because it's being told outside the current Skrull-induced craziness of the modern Marvel Universe, it has near-perfect pacing that'll mean it should stand alone for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn May 26, 2008

    Captain America #38 was another wonderful read. If you still have not given this title a try then I urge you to do so. This is a comic book that is so well crafted that it should appeal to most comic book readers. If nothing else, give Brubaker's Captain America a try when it comes out in trade paperback format. This title is worth the cover price and I don't think you will be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes May 20, 2008

    In a nutshell, most of this issue feels like a retread of events we've been seeing for months now. It's like a dog chasing its tail. Or maybe I'm just getting a little impatient. Whatever the case may be, there's no slighting the excellent storytelling by Steve Epting or the story arc as a whole. It's still firing on all thrusters and I'm still dying to see what happens next, but it's really time for this story to pick up steam. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 21, 2008

    Wait for a trade is probably the best advice. I'm flat out yawning after reading it. It's the same stuff with two steps forward, 3 steps back for story progression. We're exactly where we were six months ago and I'm left wanting more. Read Full Review

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