Captain America #2

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Find out the secrets of the mission that went wrong in WW2 and why old friends are now old enemies!

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 22, 2011

    So, great story, mysteries being revealed, strong action scenes, terrific art - all I can say is: you really should be reading this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Aug 22, 2011

    The art from Steve McNiven is a real stand out. McNiven understands that he’s drawing for words from Brubaker, so he has no qualms with restraint. When dialog is going on he draws each panel as if it were a stand-alone picture. It allows you to focus on the words as much as what’s happening visually. When the action comes, McNiven opens up full tilt with great effect. That marriage of restraint, technical ability and a natural way of bringing motion to action sequences makes McNiven’s work here so wonderful. With Captain America #2, Ed Brubaker proves again that he’s just about the best comic book writer in the business today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Aug 17, 2011

    Still, that doesn't ultimately take anything away from a book that is, quite simply, a technical masterpiece. Whether you're new to Captain America or a long-time fan, there's something to enjoy here. And if you're a fan of superhero comics at all, the "Captain America" relaunch is undeniably producing some of the best right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Aug 17, 2011

    I'll admit that the cliffhanger to Captain America #2 is a little bit out there. However, I have faith in Brubaker that he won't turn this series into a Saturday morning kid cartoon full of nonsensical action. Brubaker is far too good of a writer to take that turn with this new series. But cliffhanger aside, Captain America #2 is another great pick-up from the dynamic duo of Brubaker and McNiven. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka Aug 19, 2011

    Let me get this straight. The same writer who delivered the very best espionage stories to the Marvel in the past decade is now resorting to Elseworld imaginations, twin-headed German Shepherds, Hydra portals, wooly dinosaurs, and an ending "boss" so far out of the crime noir/war realm, it could very well shake heads of long term Ed Brubaker Cap fans? But it all works. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 22, 2011

    The final panel shows us things aren't going to get easier for Cap anytime soon with the return of the Ameridroid and Bravo playing Casanova in Sharon's dreams. Creepy! Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 5, 2011

    McNiven is the top artist to have work on Captain America for a while. This is a compliment as the past series was quite well drawn with solid art by Steve Epting. McNivens page layout stays consistent and mostly simple which helps with the storytelling. Hes shading adds a layer of grit to Captain America and make his seem slightly older, but tougher. I can grow to like this way Captain America is being portrayed. Now, if the story could only get more interesting... Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Aug 20, 2011

    There's absolutely no denying that this book is beautiful, and the story itself is well written. The new series is also a great jumping-on place for Cap neophytes who have just seen the movie, or who were put off the Cap book by Steve Rogers' absence. Longtime Cap fans may well find less to enjoy here, however. Personally, I'm certainly not ready to write this off–especially not with art like this!–but Brubaker's going to have to have to give me more before I commit to making this a permanent addition to my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Aug 19, 2011

    I rarely say this about anything written by Ed Brubaker, especially a Captain America comic, but here it is... Meh. This was a very sub-par comic for me, as the lack of ANY mention of Bucky is actively beginning to piss me off now. Read Full Review

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