Captain America #49

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 15, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
8.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The most important issue of Captain America since issue 25 is finally here! Sharon Carter's dreams are forcing her to relive the death of Steve Rogers -- and her time under the control of Dr. Faustus. But will these dreams also reveal hidden secrets about what she saw and did the day Steve died? By Ed Brubaker and Luke Ross. Rated T+ …$2.99

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 16, 2009

    The story's been so good, I suspect many readers are torn between wanting Steve to return and enjoying Bucky's run in the star-spangled suit. But I'll follow this creative team whichever direction the story takes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 16, 2009

    Brilliant character piece that is potentially setting up some major bombshells for the back to back anniversary issues / renumberings. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G Apr 20, 2009

    In short, this was a greatexcursioninto the Captain America mythos and frankly, much better than the amost recent arcs.Between the solicitationsinvolvinga black Captain America uniform that was popping up in Marvel books a few weeks ago and the hints provided in this issue, I predict Steve is returning and soon enough. I always thought that since his death his body reverted to his pre-superserumform coupled with the fact that he wasburiedin ice (again!), Steve wasn't going to stay dead. The flatness of Bucky as a character reinforces my position that there is a resurrection coming. I stand by my belief that this series will be for the better when Bucky returns to being a sidekick. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy/Kevin Powers Apr 14, 2009

    This is a fantastic issue that gives excellent insight into Sharon Carter's world and current state of mind. Brubaker's dialogue and narration is superbly crafted and he captures Sharon so well that when she has a "date" in this issue, as a longtime Cap fan, I felt uncomfortable with her doing that. This issue is super important to what's coming and Brubaker is on the verge of yet another Captain America epic. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Apr 15, 2009

    Sprinkled throughout Brubaker's psychological exploration of Sharon are scenes detailing the Falcon's search for the deranged 1950's Captain America, and when the two threads converge at the end, we're reminded that there are still some extremely important questions that have yet to be answered regarding Steve Rogers' murder. As much as Bucky Barnes might be getting used to his new role as Rogers' successor, this issue makes it abundantly clear that Brubaker is still very much in the midst of the extended story he started way back with issue #1. If nothing else, it's evidence that Brubaker's Captain America and 'excellence' will continue to be synonymous for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 22, 2009

    For an issue in which not that much happens, this one works very well, giving us strong character bits with Sam and Sharon, the welcome return of Peggy Carter, and following up on the mystery of what the Red Skull was really up to that night in Washington. There's a palpable sense of foreboding on every page, and Sharon's recognition that her memory loss and Aunt Peggy's memory loss are very similar provides some touching moments. The art is beautiful throughout, as Luke Ross and Rick Magyar easily portray every emotion Sharon feels with a facility that makes me extrememly jealous. There's no trace of the main character in this issue, but it still works well across the board, and sets up next issue's #50 extravaganza, which will be followed almost immediately by #600, both of which could be an interesting point to possibly make my post headers for the past two years lies. Either way, I'm enjoying the book overall, and this issue is a nice change of pace well-written, well-drawn Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Chris Partin Apr 15, 2009

    Its hard to tell you the one thing that makes this series worth picking up. There isn't just one. Its the writing. Its the art. Its the characters. Its the whole package from cover to cover, and that's hard to say in today's industry. There's always that one thing that draws you to a particular comic book, but with Captain America its everything. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Apr 13, 2009

    But there's that moment near the end of this issue that makes it seem like something bigger is on the horizon. I have no idea what Brubaker has in store for the future of the "Captain America" comic books, but he's earned our trust after four years of excellent stories, and though this issue is completely action-free, it still packs its own kind of punch. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Apr 21, 2009

    As I said earlier, if you’re interested in Cap but have stayed away because of long complicated storylines, this would be a good issue to pick up. If you’re one of those folks who dropped the book when Steve Rogers died, this might be the one where you start reading again. I’m not entirely sure where this storyline will lead, but it did seem to have something to do with that teaser image Marvel ran in their comics a couple weeks back. Read Full Review

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