Captain America #11

Captain America #11

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Patrick Zircher Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 9, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Who is the Winter Soldier, and how did he come to be one of the most effective weapons of the Cold War? The answers he receives may make what he has to do next even harder.

  • 9.1
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks May 12, 2012

    This issue of Captain America brings my attention back to the series. It was really losing me for awhile, but this is a great return to the kind of Captain America stories Brubaker excels with. Personally, I love the return of Diamondback to Cap's book. The idea of a witness protection program in the Marvel Universe is something that is just immediately interesting and makes me want to read more about. The mystery of who this Scourge is also grabs my interest. I somehow doubt it's going to turn out to be Jack Monroe again, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 10, 2012

    On art detail we have Patrick Zircher who absolutely nails the tone of this book. Zircher's pencils are solid from the first page to the last and his art really elevates this book from a good title to a great title. Shadows and some different angles keep this book visually appealing and I very much look forward to seeing more from Zircher. The art has not been this good on Captain America since Steve Epting left and it is great as a fan to see the quality pick back up on the book. If issue #11 is any indication, Captain America fans are in for a real treat with this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 16, 2012

    I like the inclusion of Dugan and Dimondback here, the later (given she's a former super-villain) will have a real stake in the case. Scourge, in one for or another, has been around forever in the Marvel Universe to help trim the fat. I'm intrested to see how writer Ed Brubaker uses the character in this new arc. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 9, 2012

    Everyone may be raving about Captain America and the Avengers in theaters but this is a different type of Captain America story. Ed Brubaker takes the notion of supervillains entering the Witness Protection Program (as he did brilliantly in INCOGNITO) and adds a gritty element we don't often see in Cap stories. Patrick Zircher's art adds to that feel, further driving home the point that this isn't a pure 'superhero' type story. Guns are blaring and people are dying. It's great to see Brubaker continue to tell compelling Captain America stories where he's constantly mixing things up from story arc to story arc. Can we make it so that he's never allowed to stop writing Captain America? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 11, 2012

    Overall, this chapter of "Captain America" gave me the same feeling I had as a younger man, when I first discovered the adventures of the star-spangled Avenger as written by J. M. DeMatteis. Captain America is a believable hero, driven by the desire to do the right thing, but lodged deep within a world that weighs heavy on his shoulders. Regardless of the opposition, however, Cap perseveres and inspires those around him. This is the opening salvo of a new adventure for Steve Rogers, and it makes for a good story sure to welcome readers coming to this comic via the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 9, 2012

    Following Alan Davis is no small task, but Patrick Zircher manages to do a fine job. His style is dark and moody; it fits this new arc perfectly. If anything, he probably uses a bit too much black. The shadows and darkness are a bit overwhelming in the book, and while it might suit the mood of the issue, it feels heavy at times, like it is covering the artwork. Still, the issue looks great, the action moves well and The Scourge looks pretty menacing. It's a solid book, or piece of a book anyway. Like most of Brubaker's Cap run, we'll just have to wait and see how everything comes together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans May 10, 2012

    While the core plot may be uninspired, there are a lot of elements going into it that hold a lot of promise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Paul Mallory May 19, 2012

    Overall, not a very impressive opening issue to this “Shock to the System” arc. I was underwhelmed by Patch Zircher's art, and underwelmed at this issue as a whole. The last arc, “Powerless,” had a slightly harder kick to it, but let's see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart May 14, 2012

    Although this fits right in with Brubaker's amazing run on the character, Captain America #11 is certainly not for everyone, and might require a more mature taste in comics. In fact, this Captain America might feel better off in Gotham City than the same New York that's home to the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man. Read Full Review

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