Captain America & Bucky #625

Writer: James Asmus Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 28, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

The original Human Torch guest-stars as Captain America teams up with Bucky in the present day...for the first time?!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 28, 2011

    Is it possible to get too much Captain America in one week? Not if the quality is as great as it is here. With a unique blend of flashback and current continuity, Brubabker, Asmus and Francavilla deliver an issue of Captain America that excels on many levels. I'm not normally a fan of flashback stories giving us new information but it works here and the connection to modern times makes an interesting story. Throw in suspense, action, guest appearances and an intriguing cliffhanger, there is so much to enjoy with this issue. The only problem will be having to wait until next month to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Dec 30, 2011

    Billed as the launch of a new arc, Cap and Bucky #625 effectively is a good launch and a good place to start on this series. Some subtle, sophisticated art combined with a clever narrative structure pulls this book above the pack. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 30, 2011

    2012 brings a new "Winter Soldier" series, leaving questions about "Captain America & Bucky" and the purpose it could serve. Originally, it seemed to provide a series for James Barnes now that Steve Rogers is Captain America and, with his return in "Winter Soldier," that left this title looking like the odd one out. If this issue is any indication, "Captain America & Bucky" could just be the best Captain America comic available, exploring new territory both in the past and present with one of the best artists in comics on board. In a week of three Captain America comics, this is the one that's a 'must buy.' Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sara McDonald Dec 30, 2011

    By the end, we can see that the background given here is leading to what promises to be an exciting story, with interesting twists that make the reader want to come back for more. It should be interesting to see what Asmus and Brubaker have in store for Captain America and Bucky -- no matter who it is under the masks. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Dec 29, 2011

    Eh, this was one of those perfectly acceptable comic books I yammer on about from time to time. I mean there was nothing wrong with it, but it also didn't get me excited for the next issue. It was okay, plain and simple. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jan 1, 2012

    Your mileage may vary, but I wasn't won over by this issue. If I hadn't just read five terrific issues of Cap & Bucky action, I would drop this title without hesitation as not being worth a monthly purchase. As it stands, I'll have to put some serious thought into whether or not I'll be back for round two. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 15, 2012

    I enjoyed the done-in-one stories that preceded this issue, but they were, for the most part, predictable. Unfortunately, the multi-issue arc getting underway here seems pretty transparent as well. The second Cap's grandson's appearance is all too convenient, and Asmus' script all but tells us his true nature. The notion the title hero or the elderly former Bucky's narration make no mention of suspicions seems pretty ridiculous. Still, I'm always interested when writers explore relatively obscure characters from decades past, and the narrator's voice throughout the issue rings true. Read Full Review

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