Captain America #43

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 22, 2008 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 7
7.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Bucky has survived his first major trial as the new Captain America, but now a villain from his past - both as Bucky in WW2 and as the Winter Soldier during the Cold War - has come to the U.S. and he'll have to face his history just as he's finding his feet in the present. The beginning of a gripping war and espionage tale, with some familiar faces for long-term Cap readers, as the New Captain America moves further into the Marvel U. And for this action-packed three-part story, award-winning Cap writer Ed Brubaker is joined by acclaimed artist Luke Ross (Jonah Hex, Samurai).

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Oct 23, 2008

    While most Captain America issues come away with a Must Read verdict, I think I enjoyed this issue more than any other in recent months, just on the strength of the Batroc portrayal and the fact Brubaker did an excellent job setting up this new storyarc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 22, 2008

    Once again, in Luke Ross, editor Tom Brevoort managed to find yet another artist capable of stepping in and maintaining the visual consistency established by Steve Epting. Like Butch Guise and Mike Perkins, Ross' style is similar enough to Epting's to make you momentarily forget about the latter's absence. Alongside Brubaker's decision to return this series to familiar territory, Ross' art enhances the feel that this issue really is the 43rd part of the story that kicked off with the very first issue of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dan Hill Oct 28, 2008

    Final word: Overall this was a good solid issue with a nice mix of action and characterisation which also serves as an excellent jumping on point for newcomers. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Oct 28, 2008

    Captain America #43 was a well balanced issue. Brubaker keeps this train rolling as it appears that we are not going to lose any momentum at all with this new story arc. Captain America is still one of Marvel's better titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 3, 2008

    The visuals this issue were stunning, a fascinating job from Luke Ross, whom I think has replaced Steve Epting on the book. (The pencillers tend to rotate on Cap, so I'm not entirely sure." Ross delivers the goods, with a tortured James Barnes, a formidable Batroc, and a dead sexy Black Widow, both in and out of costume, and his technology is first-rate. Brubaker again shows the good stuff in his dialogue, with Bucky trying to come to grips with going from kid sidekick to contract killer to patriotic icon of millions. Overall, it's a nicely done issue, with some fun moments sprinkled throughout, and I'm glad to finally see James Barnes starting to make his way out of the shadow of his predecessor. Captain America #43 earns 3 out of 5 stars, an intriguing start to a new storyarc for Marvel's newest Captain America. Read Full Review

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