Captain America #602

Writer: Sean McKeever, Ed Brubaker Artist: Luke Ross, Butch Guice, David Balden, N. Bowling Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 20, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
6.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

TWO AMERICAS PART 1 Where has the Captain America from the '50s been and what part of our modern world has welcomed him? And what will Steve and Bucky do when an old enemy tries to become a revolutionary?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jan 21, 2010

    Overall, its great to have the Captain America series proper back on the publishing schedule and therefore on the racks. Whats even greater though, is to see the start of a new, interesting, and surely to be controversially engaging storyline. Finally, and greatest of all, Bucky is still Captain America for a little while longer, and we can start to put the boring Captain America Reborn behind us. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jan 21, 2010

    But that’s neither here nor there. Sorry folks, don’t mean to start an argument, but damn if it doesn’t always come up every time a Captain America story gets a little political. Figured I’d just cut to the chase and try to nip it in the bud. What was I talking about again? Yeah, Cap #602. It was a good issue! The fine people of Boise, Idaho might not care for the way they are portrayed, but I’m giving it a B+ and enjoying Bucky-Cap while I can because I’m pretty sure he’s not coming out of Siege alive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 24, 2010

    This issue also features a backup story with Nomad teaming up with Arana, and it's pretty forgettable. Better to lose the backup and keep the comic at $2.99. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Miguel Perez Jan 20, 2010

    While this may be a decent comic book, it certainly doesn't measure up to the previous issues in the series. I'm hoping the book can regain its footing in the next couple of months, as I would hate to see one of the best comics of the last decade simple fade away into mediocrity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Feb 2, 2010

    I would have preferred it if Marvel left this title at its previous $2.99 price point, and adding a backup featuring a Bucky from another reality didnt appeal to me; I didnt read the recent Nomad limited series and hadnt expected to read any story featuring the character. That being said, I was surprised at how accessible and enjoyable Sean McKeevers teen adventure serial turned out to be. This team-up between the new Nomad and Arana proved to be a lot of fun; theres a great deal of energy at play here. While Im not sure the lighter, more traditional qualities of this backup feature is necessarily a good fit with the darker, political and socially relevant elements of the main story, I cant deny that on its own, this Nomad story is entertaining. The brighter tone of the plotting and action is matched by artist David Baldeons style; its comparable to the energetic charm of Clayton (Adventure Comics) Henrys style. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Apr 27, 2010

    Ross and Guice are great artists as usual, but the colouring was simplified compared to what has been depicted in the series. The almost sense of tension brought by the colours that contributed the thriller feel are gone, replaced with regular comic book colouring. Its not bad, but less inspiring. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jan 24, 2010

    Captain America #602 was a disappointing and weak start to this new story arc. I was hoping that after such a long hiatus that Brubaker was going to kick this title off with a real bang. Instead, we got a small whimper. I did not have much to say about this issue, because nothing really happened at all in this issue. There just wasn't much to talk about. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jan 25, 2010

    The backup strip brings Sean McKeever and David Balden's Nomad into the fold -" a welcome development for a character whose miniseries was criminally overlooked "- though less welcome for the presence of Araa, a super-heroine who has failed to find an audience once or twice already. The character's appearance distracts from the introduction of Nomad and her own supporting cast, and although the classic superheroics are a welcome counterbalance to the heavy politics of the lead story, it can't stop this from feeling like a lackluster issue overall. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jan 19, 2010

    This is a really disappointing issue. We waited for Reborn to complete so we could get this junk? Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jan 22, 2010

    At its barest bones, this issue has the makings of two good stories. Unfortunately, the execution leaves a lot to be desired as both writers, Ed Brubaker and Sean McKeever, have uncharacteristically weak outings here that don't get much support from relatively humdrum efforts from the art teams. You can tell by reading this issue that it is just an offmoment for the creative teams, but that doesn't make it any better. Read Full Review

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