Captain America #45

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 31, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

It's Bucky versus Batroc and a mysterious foreign agent from his past as the Winter Soldier, as he fights to keep a secret super-weapon from falling into enemy hands! But the shocking ending of this three-parter brings a new twist to the mission... and sends our New Captain America in search of whatever is left of his old comrades, the Invaders.
From Ed Brubaker and Luke Ross - Part Three of Three

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Dec 30, 2008

    This issue is fantastic and lays the groundwork for future storylines involving Bucky as Captain America. The potential for stories is seemingly limitless as Bucky was never really dead and there's a ton of his past to explore. Brubaker has done a phenomenal job with Bucky and this title, and he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Dec 31, 2008

    What else is there to say about this issue that can't be said of this series as a whole? Brubaker's Captain America remains one of the strongest superhero comics on the stands, and with Bucky proving to be such a wonderful protagonist, it doesn't look like that will change anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 4, 2009

    Brubaker has worked wonders on this comic, and his strong run continues with this issue - and by all indications, he has some exciting plots on the way. To which I can only say, "Keep 'em coming!" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 1, 2009

    (James Barnes fights the Man with No Face in the past and present in CBR's preview!) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 27, 2009

    This issue has a lot going for it, but one thing really irritated the hell out of me when I was done. The title page identified this as "Part 3 of 3." The last page ends with "To Be Continued." Seriously? I don't mind longer arcs, or even interrelated arcs like this, but the ending of this issue isn't really an ending at all. When they gave us Part 1 of 3 a couple months ago, I was stoked to have a short arc to follow up the 16 issue "Death of Captain America" storyline. This is pure bait-and-switch, and it's really annoying to boot. Still, though, the quality of the issue isn't bad, with penciller Luke Ross growing on me, especially in any scene involving Batroc. The Man With No Face seems to be kind of a one-trick pony (grab the throat, phase through the heart, lather, rinse, repeat) but it's interesting to see them growing a Rogue's Gallery all James' own, and the interplay between Captain and Widow keeps its bite (pun probably intended.) Overall, though, this issu Read Full Review

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