Captain America #44

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 26, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Part two of this smashing three-parter pits Bucky Barnes, the new Captain America, against his own past as the Winter Soldier, and one of Steve Rogers deadliest foes... as the remnants of the Cold War creep into the states, searching for a secret weapon that only Cap can stop them from getting their hands on. But is that really what's happening, or is it all a trap? Find out here - by Brubaker and Luke Ross!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Nov 25, 2008

    Ed Brubaker has indeed shifted gears in terms of direction as Bucky enters into his first solo adventures. The pacing remains the same, but the content and style has definitely been turned up a notch as Bucky-Cap's role has become one of super-spy. I love the way Brubaker is using an unknown past as a gateway for Bucky's current situations, and the action and spy-like feel of this story is perfect. I've said it before: I dont want Bucky as Captain America. To me only Steve Rogers is Captain America, but so long as Brubaker continues turning out stories like this, count me in. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 26, 2008

    On-again, off-again Cap penciller Luke Ross once again handles the art, and his work here is yet another reminder that this series' rotating team of pencillers all somehow manage to channel the same visual feel. As a result, the book maintains a strong artistic consistency, and when you add that to Brubaker ever-impressive scripting, you get one hell of a reliable source of entertainment. "The Death of Captain America" might be over, but Captain America remains one of the strongest books on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Nov 28, 2008

    I like, not love, Bucky as the new Cap and was unconvinced that he's interesting enough to keep me coming back to this series. However, Brubaker's prowess in spinning compelling stories with complex characters, like he does in this story, is more than enough to convince me to stick around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Dec 2, 2008

    Even so, Brubaker's work on the title is undeniably worth reading. It's hard to argue that his "Captain America" run has been anything other than great comics, and will certainly be enjoyed as a classic further down the line -- it's a lucky opportunity for us, then, that we get to experience it first hand. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 8, 2008

    This was a really nicely done issue, and this arc feels a lot like Bucky-Cap finally getting to tread his own ground with the shield and winged helmet. The villain of the flashbacks looks familiar to me, and during the issue I realized that he appeared on an Invaders cover back in the day, and I have absolutely no idea what his name is... A quick web-search yields no clues, thus I shall dub him "The Fandom Strangers." In any case, it's an interesting plot, and it's well-crafted, as always, by Ed Brubaker. It's kind of funny to think that Bucky might have people looking to get revenge on him, but the tale takes it deadly serious, despite any odd connotations that might crop up from such an odd premise. Captain America #44 earns a nicely done 4 out of 5 stars, and shows that this book has life well after Steve Rogers' ghost has been (even just temporarily) exorcised. Read Full Review

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