Captain America #619

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Chris Samnee, Mitch Breitweiser, Butch Guice Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 22, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The events of Fear Itself collide as our two stories reach their stunning conclusion. From his cold Russian prison cell, Bucky makes a decision that will change his life forever. And in the Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier back-up, the first repercussions of Bucky's actions may destroy everything Steve has worked so hard for. It's the stunning conclusion you won't believe!

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 23, 2011

    Again, the art here works to split the stories up. Butch Guice, Stefano Gaudiano, Mitch Breitweiser and Chris Samnee work the art giving the book ends stories a sixties Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. feel, while the middle story with Bucky has a gritty and violent look to it. All the work here helps to raise Brubaker's plot as each panel is a tribute to how important movement and tone is to any issue. Though this run of Captain America seems to be coming to end, at least Brubaker will remain through the re-launch. I'm glad for that, because Brubaker has given a new life to Captain America, one that stays true to what Jack Kirby and Joe Simon created but also adds layers to it that make the hero a more well rounded human being. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jul 5, 2011

    Goddammit... You know, this issue was the perfect segue from Bucky being Captain America to a new identity... It was all set up PERFECTLY! I mean Ed Brubaker set the stage for Steve Rogers returning to the Captain America mantle, with Bucky becoming something else... And then Fear Itself #3 happened... I mean, in light of THIS issue, the events of Fear Itself #3 don't even make sense! Why was Bucky even Captain America in FI #3?! Dumb. Well, if this was truly the end of Bucky, he went out on a high, and I'll always remember him leaving with his longtime love, the Black Widow, on a helicopter, planning the next chapter of his life. Dammit... What a waste. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 22, 2011

    Judged by its own strengths, this issue is another winner from Brubaker. If anything, it only emphasizes how much potential Bucky had left and highlights the disappointment regarding his fate in Fear Itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Jun 23, 2011

    A very strong end to the Bucky-Cap era, and an issue that did what I thought was impossible: it may have actually convinced me to buy BOTH Cap books next month, in spite of the prices. Bucky has grown on me during this arc, and I feel like it would be a shame to abandon him without giving the new series a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Jun 22, 2011

    Captain America seems to be one title that remains in the background until events of a major crossover force it into prominence. With the events of Fear Itself #2, that's going to happen once again, as readers will have to deal with the metaphorical changing of the guard. It's sad, however - I was just getting used to Bucky as Captain America, and applauded Marvel with being unafraid to stick Steve in a more bureaucratic role. I guess the statis quo remains constant in the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 26, 2011

    "Captain America" #619 falls short in a few ways and is a weak ending for both "Gulag" and the Bucky-as-Cap era of the title. Still, Brubaker writes some nice character moments and clearly has the makings for a good story, it's just one that doesn't quite fit into this comic. Where the characters go from here will be interesting as, next month, the title splits in two with a new "Captain America" #1 and "Captain America and Bucky" #620. It's a shame that this issue doesn't provide a clearer ending and idea of what's coming next. Read Full Review

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