Captain America #618

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Butch Guice, Stefano Gaudiano, Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 25, 2011 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

CO-FEATURING STEVE ROGERS, SUPER-SOLDIER! Steve Rogers races against time to uncover the international conspiracy that trapped his ex-partner in a web of intrigue and lies. Meanwhile, Bucky Barnes fights for his life in a Russian Gulag. With everybody gunning for Bucky and Steve fighting the clock, is there any hope for either of these two super-soldiers?

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 25, 2011

    It's tough to say where "Gulag" will leave the main cast when all is said and done, but there's no question this is one of Brubaker's strongest story arcs to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk May 27, 2011

    While I have minor gripes with the (deliberate) inconsistency in the artwork, this is, overall, a great issue that illuminates Bucky's character and establishes him as his own unique hero, quite apart from Steve Rogers or the Captain America persona. The story is gritty and compelling, and the art reaches heights that we haven't seen in a Cap book for a long time. Very well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka May 27, 2011

    By the end of Fear Itself and the film, of course, fans are surely going to tire of anything Red Skull. That doesnt leave too many intriguing foes for the blonde guy with the big shield. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 5, 2011

    Gah, what was this all about?! Usually I absolutely love this series, but this issue was just... All over the place... Sure, there were parts of this issue that bugged me on the heels of reading Fear Itself #3(which I won't get into in case you've yet to check it out), but still, I expected to enjoy(and understand!) this issue a lot more than I did. Normally I'd say the sooner this storyline was over the better, but in light of recent events, maybe I should be cherishing a certain character in this series while I still can... Read Full Review

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