Captain America & Bucky #620

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Marc Andreyko Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 27, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Think you know the story of Cap and Bucky's origins? Well, think again. The secret story of the early days of Captain America, told from Bucky Barnes's point of view. From co-writers Ed Brubaker and Marc Andreyko with artist Chris Samnee (Thor: The Mighty Avenger).

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 27, 2011

    Going back and retelling the secret origin of characters is a risky move, in my opinion. Usually the chunk of the origin is already known and not a whole lot is added. Because we've seen snippets of the changes in Bucky's story, seeing here in more detail really helps to sell how great of a character he is. Of course having Ed Brubaker writing (along with Marc Andreyko) helps to add credibility to this series. The art by Chris Samnee and color art by Bettie Breitweiser makes me happy. I'm not thrilled that Bucky died in Fear Itself or that the Captain America series had been renumbered and relaunched (with this series taking over the numbering) but this was a great and fun issue. I can't wait to see what this creative team has in store for us next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jul 28, 2011

    This issue made me miss Bucky even MORE than I already did, which sucks, since he seems to be gone... Again. I'll definitely be picking up each and every issue of this series, but I must admit, I'll be reading it with a bit of a heavy heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jul 29, 2011

    Captain America and Bucky #620, a book set in Marvel's past, is one of superhero comics' most forward thinking books. You should really check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 27, 2011

    It's hard to imagine Cap fans being disappointed with any aspect of this book. Conversely, the series has yet to prove it truly needs to exist. Yes, it's good to see Bucky still being shown some love and attention. But can this book both complement the main Cap series and thrive on its own merits in the same way Journey Into Mystery does for the Thor franchise? That's what upcoming issues will have to prove. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 31, 2011

    What makes this comic necessary as an ongoing series instead of a mini isn't clear yet. What is clear is that the character work and art are both top notch, making that question moot to a degree. As far as 'soft launches' go, only one issue in, I think we can consider "Captain America and Bucky" a success. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 27, 2011

    This issue doesn't feature a story so much as a character study. The title of the series tells us all we need to know about the plot here; we know Bucky is going to become Cap's sidekick. So our focus instead is directed to what makes Bucky tick. I found the dichotomy in his makeup - a happy-go-lucky facade that's in keeping with his classic sidekick portrayal, serving as a means to hide the simmering rage underneath - to be well-realized and convincing. Setting the story in the Second World War definitely capitalizes on the subject matter of the Captain America movie, and this introduction to the comic-book Bucky will help new readers to catch up on the differences between different incarnations of the character. Of course, one of the problems with it is that the dramatic tension is lacking, as the reader knows the title characters' future fates. Fortunately, some strong characterization is enough to get me to come back to see what the creators have in store for future issues. Read Full Review

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