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Captain America #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve Epting Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 13, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.4Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Bestselling Cap writer Ed Brubaker and superstar artist Steve McNiven bring you the next huge chapter in Steve Rogers life, and it's a perfect jumping-on point for fans of the Cap movie. A funeral for a fallen friend turns into a race against time as the original Captain America makes his explosive return!

  • 9.0
    iFanboy - Josh Flanagan Jul 11, 2011

    Is it good to have Steve back? It is most definitely good to have Steve back. The story is very much an opening chapter, and to be honest, it's nothing groundbreaking. But it's very well done, and that craft takes the book a long way. If I'm you, and I'm on the fence about whether to go another round with Ed Brubaker and the Sentinel of Liberty, I say grab one of those donuts, and make sure you don't get any jelly on the pages, because this is one fine example of an American comic book. It will be an honor serving with Steve Rogers again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jul 12, 2011

    Captain America #1 is a solid debut issue. It successfully establishes the cast, sets up an intriguing yarn and delivers it all with beautiful artwork to let your eyes ogle over. If you're a newcomer to Captain America, this is definitely a great place to start. The only people I can see being slightly disappointed with this first issue are the folks who don't want Brubaker's Captain America run to be influenced by Marvel's desire to draw in new readers with a new #1 after seeing Captain America: The First Avenger. Much like Invincible Iron Man and Mighty Thor before it, this new Captain America series is written with those people in mind. However, that's clearly not a bad thing, as Brubaker and McNiven have proven they know how to make a comic that can, and should, be enjoyed by everyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 7, 2011

    Not everyone will like this story - there are parts of it that just feel clunky and forced - but it covers some important ground, and offers some explanations that will make things clear in the months ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 13, 2011

    Steve McNiven does some outstanding work here. It’s not perfect, such as how 1944 era Nick Fury looks like Wolverine, but for the most part it’s a win. McNiven’s art naturally has motion to it. Nothing he pencils are controlled by the dimensions of the panel, the action literally leaps off the page. He’s also great at human faces, something so many working artists seem to suck at. Captain America #1 isn’t a gangbusters all-out slam dunk, but it is a solid launching pad for the star spangled hero. I also know to trust in Brubaker, he always manages to take things to new levels of greatness and I expect nothing less here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Jul 15, 2011

    While I may debate the necessity of this renumbered series, the fact remains that it is a very well executed introduction to Steve Rogers and his allies. The story is solid, the artwork is beautiful and its an overall excellent inaugural issue. Plus, Steve as Cap again? Hell yeah! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Paul Mallory Jul 14, 2011

    I suspect Steve McNiven was chosen to pencil the series due to his work on Civil War, a book that had wide appeal. That's no criticism of McNiven, by the way. This book was tailor-made for a brand new comic fan, fresh from the theater, walking into a comic store and asking for Captain America. And this is what that new fan is getting: Steve Rogers, with shield in hand, saving his friends and the world from those evildoers out to destroy Captain America and all that he holds dear. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 13, 2011

    Steve Rogers is back as Captain America. Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven make this relaunch title an explosive debut. If you want some touching moments, some humor and some really great action scenes of Cap kicking but, this is the place to find it. Clearly relaunched in time for the movie, this series is easily accessible to all readers, new and old. The lack of mention of Bucky is a bit of a disappointment but fits in with the need to cater to newer readers. Bucky grew into a great character but we all knew the day would come for Steve to return to being Captain America. Check this out to see what all the intrigue is about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 12, 2011

    In the end, this book does exactly what it is supposed to do: it makes me want to read more Captain America. I've been sampling the Bucky Cap book, but it never really hooked me in. This book, with Steve Rogers slinging the shield and sporting the flag-inspired togs, hooked me quickly. I'll definitely be back for more, and I sincerely hope it is more of the mix of superheroics, character interchanges, and action thriller that this first issue gave us. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Robot Overlord Jul 17, 2011

    I'm fairly positive on the issue overall. The chase sequences, and mystery are cool, but retcons and new characters who have a history with the characters suddenly reappearing have me cautious. I think the Brubaker/McNiven team have done a fine job earning 3.5 Stars from me. I'm up for a few more issues to see where this goes... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 19, 2011

    We also get appearances from HYDRA and Baron Zemo who are in cahoots with Codename: Bravo. I understand where Brubaker is going here but every WWII hero that's still alive and in top notch condition makes a Cap a little less special. It's a good, though not great, first issue. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Jul 15, 2011

    The final, full arc will probably make for a very good, enjoyable graphic novel--with this writer/art team, I can't imagine it won't...but as a single issue, I feel like I've been burned yet again by "giving in" and trying a new series, particularly at the $3.99 price point. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 17, 2011

    Proponents of leaving Steve Rogers dead and Bucky behind the shield (like myself), who knew that these two developments wouldnt last long (although they lasted way longer than I thought they would), also knew that Steve would eventually return from the dead and resume the identity of Captain America just in time to launch a new Captain America comic book series to coincide with the film. I just wish it wasnt as boring looking as this new lease on Caos life looks like it might be. Steve did fight some battles in the shadow as Steve Rogers: Super Soldier and as leader of the Secret Avengers for a while, but hes back in the limelight now. With a creative team as creative as Brubaker and McNiven though, perhaps Captain America will get better. Its not fair to damn a new series after only one issue, and I wont, but if issue #2 doesnt progress storytelling wise, and fast, Ill probably not read issue #3. Read Full Review

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