Captain America #40

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 16, 2008 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
8.8Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

It's Cap versus Cap for the future of the American Dream as the Red Skull looks on in laughter! And Bucky learns the true identity of the man behind the other mask!

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 17, 2008

    This issue was amazing in everyway and, despite my little tangent to start the review off, I cannot recommend this issue enough. It's issues like this that cause everyone to call Captain America one of the best books on the market. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Jul 15, 2008

    It's truly hard to say or find anything negative about an issue I enjoyed from cover to cover. The action and story is paced perfectly in this issue, the fights are beautifully rendered and Bucky's method of battling someone more powerful than he is brilliant in the long run. While some writers may take a legacy filling character and essentially morph them into their predecessor, Brubaker takes Bucky and brings him into his own with only shades of Steve Rogers' style. This issue definitely has a pulse-pounding ending and adds yet another plot thread to keep readers involved. I don't know about you, but Im a very satisfied reader right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Jul 16, 2008

    And the ending? It may not be as shocking as Captain America #25, but make no mistake it's up there. We're finally hitting the end of the Death of Captain America epic and the story's kicking it into overdrive. Good lord, stop reading this review and go read this issue now. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 16, 2008

    If there's one area where I think "The Death of Captain America" has fallen short at times, it's been in the cliffhanger department. That's not the case this issue, which wallops us over the head with a huge development in the plot and leave us drooling for more. Though it shouldn't be possible, "The Death of Captain America" is as exciting and entertaining as it's ever been. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 19, 2008

    Captain America #40 is another quality read. Brubaker has made this title such a consistently good read. If you still have not given this title a try then you really should. Captain America is one of the better reads on the market. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 31, 2008

    This issue is a pleasant return to form in the art department, as Steve Epting returns to picturating, and really makes the battle between the Cap-personators looks nice. His Sharon Carter is the picture of determination, even if I am upset at how quickly Der Schadel Kinder took her down in combat. The story has slowed a bit, with mostly emotional resonances, even in the dual fight scenes, and the ongoing implications that the allicance between Fat, Headless, and Arrogant may not be as seamless as one might have thought. All in all, Brubaker still delivers the goods, even if it's not my favorite chapter of the serial so far... With the rather upsetting impalement at the end implying the probable death of Steve and Sharon's baby, I'm left with a slight bad taste in my mouth which mitigates the star rating a bit. Still, Captain America #40 is a strong issue, earning an above average 3 out of 5 stars and bringing us that much closer to the Skull's ultimate goal... whatever it ma Read Full Review

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