Captain America #39

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Rob De La Torre Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 25, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
7.3Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Okay, what the heck is going on here? Is that two guys in Captain America outfits? Yeah, it is. This doesn't bode well for Bucky, the new Captain America.

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 25, 2008

    While most of the story advancement in this issue was predictable, this was still a much better read than the previous couple months worth of Captain America. It finally feels like we're over the filler hump and the plot can get moving again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Jun 24, 2008

    This is yet another solid and superb chapter of Ed Brubaker's Captain America epic. This is an example of a fantastic, drawn out storyline that hits all the right chords both in the world of the character and the real world of the reader. Without a doubt, this storyline, since issue #1, has been one of the best stories of the decade, and this is yet another great issue to help support that statement. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 25, 2008

    While the script is strong, the art unfortunately lags behind. I'm continuously amazed at how well the Cap crew has managed to achieve a consistent visual tone amidst multiple artists. If Steve Epting needs assistance in any given month, he tends to share pages with his collaborators. That approach worked well in the past, so it's bewildering to see it change this month. Roberto de la Torre steps into the driver's seat and handles the entire issue to less than pleasing results. It's strange to think I recently praised de la Torre for making Iron Man such a visual stunner. Little of that talent shines through here. Given that the original solicitation listed Epting as the artist for this issue, I'm inclined to blame it on a rush job. Last month proved that de la Torre can be better integrated into the book than this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jun 26, 2008

    Accept "Captain America" for what it is -- an elaborately developed superhero saga that, once it's completed, will take up three or four Omnibus volumes. Or one giant, awesome volume that will be so impressively huge you'll need robot arms just to lift it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jun 30, 2008

    Captain America #39 was another enjoyable read. Brubaker is money on this title. There are few titles on the market as consistently good as Captain America. I strongly urge you to give this title a try. It will appeal to you regardless if you ever liked Captain America or not before. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Jun 24, 2008

    Lastly, the cover art, while stark and beautiful is one of the biggest pieces of false advertising I've seen in a long time. I mean, come on, if these two are gonna rumble, show it in the comic! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 5, 2008

    The tension in this issue was palpable, with the plotting and dialogue really giving us the full Monty for suspense, delivering a taut little tale that I greatly enjoyed. Unfortunately, Brubaker's script was let down (just a little bit, mind you) by some overly muddy art by De La Torre. The promised battle between Caps has me looking forward to next issue, and hoping that, by some miracle, Jack Monroe might return from his seeming death to confront HIS ex-partner. Not gonna happen, I know, but a man can dream. Even with the letdown on the art side, Captain America #39 is a solid issue, earning a very respectable 3 out of 5 stars. In either case, the pacing on this tale has been excellent, and next issue promises to give us resolution to at least some of the threads brought up in the death issue, seemingly a million years ago. Read Full Review

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