Captain America #48

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Butch Guice Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 25, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
7.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

OLD FRIENDS AND ENEMIES PART 3 The New Captain America faces the crimes of his past as the Winter Soldier while the Sub-Mariner and the Black Widow struggle to stop a new foe from unleashing a deadly attack on the world!

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 30, 2009

    This is another excellent issue from Brubaker, giving us a Captain America story that almost completely avoids the long shadow of Steve Rogers, and still plays upon the history of the character in ways that none of the other candidates for the shield could have. Namor is played brilliantly here, The Black Widow is smarter than anyone else in the book ("I am a spy, James," she says after not only figuring out his plan, but tracking him down and saving his ass), and Captain America's characterization is flawless. Butch Guice turns in an impressive art job (which, honestly, looks more like the regular art team of Epting and Ross than like anything I've seen from Guice before) and the issue goes down smooth like a pint of Guiness. Captain America #48 continues the build toward 50 in stellar fashion, and delivers the goods on all fronts, earning an impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars. It's hard to avoid comparison to the previous Cap, but issues like these make it unecessary to worry abou Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 30, 2009

    There is nothing that I can say about the artwork in this series except for marvelling at the quality and consistency readers are treated to. Even when there is a replacement artist, like Butch Guice, the work is so similar to Eptings that its only noticeable when reading the credits. Kudos to the art director who works behind the scenes and never get any credits for his work. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Mar 25, 2009

    I've said it before and I'll say it again – Captain America is the rock of my pull list. Ed Brubaker consistently delivers the goods on this title, and somehow, Bucky Barnes continues to become more and more interesting with each passing issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Mar 25, 2009

    With great art, lots of action, and solid character work, "Captain America" #48 continues the series' unbelievably consistent and fantastic run. Brubaker and a trio of artists finish up James Barnes' first big adventure since establishing himself as Captain America and it's quite the success. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers/Zakarya Anwar Mar 24, 2009

    Also, "Captainuity" - just remember that I coined that term. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 26, 2009

    Allinall, I'm just glad this arc is over and we can move on. It had it's moments, most of them in the earlier chapters, but it really dragged its feet in these latter parts. However, a 'bad' Captain America issue is still better than most anything on the market, so take any complaints with a grain of salt. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G Mar 30, 2009

    I hate to do this, but as it stands now, I will no longer be along for the ride as long as you're driving. I'll put my 3 bucks to a more worth-while cause. I am thusly branding you with a final. Read Full Review

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