Captain America #17

Captain America #17

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Nic Klein Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
7.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

•  The Weapon Minus program reopened! Now that it is, can Captain America put Dr. Mindbubble back inside?
•  The Iron Nail begins assassinating the heads of the five largest corporations.
•  With Captain America unhinged, Falcon and Jet Black are forced to make a terrible choice!

  • 8.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 19, 2014

    Artist Nic Klein is amazing. The man is gonna be superstar. His style is highly detailed and gritty, but with a cartoony edge. It looks beautiful, page after page. The man manages to make a guy armed with a candy cane look intimidating and confident. A candy cane! It's awesome stuff, for sure. Hopefully he sticks around for a while, because we haven't really seen Cap in action yet, and if Klein is drawing it, you know it's going to look awesome. A nice long run from Klein and Remender would be a real treat. Keep Dean White around, too, because that man is a coloring warlock. Good stuff all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Derek A. Adams Feb 24, 2014

    There is a lot happening here. This is a great way to transition from the last arc into the new one which seems like it's going to be a crazy, psychedelic all out war. Month after month I feel like this book is under looked, it doesn't seem to be getting the attention it deserves.Remender has an insanely well crafted take on this character, he has shared some of his sensibilities with Steve Rogers, and The Captain seems to be accommodating to them really well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Feb 24, 2014

    It's a pretty awesome book and the only downer is really that this is one of those books that really deserves double-shipping status, with it being easy to forget what happened in last issue before reading this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Rob Thomas Feb 22, 2014

    Drawing obvious inspiration, down to his thin-lipped visage, from countercultural icon Timothy Leary, Mindbubble feels like the kind of kitschy character that we would have seen Marvel experimenting with in the 1970s or perhaps even into the early 80s. His foppish attire, complete with candy cane-striped walking stick, feels incongruous with the modern era, while not exactly connecting with the zeitgeist of the period he's supposed to hail from either. He's an odd bird, to say the least. And while I'm sure that's intentional, it makes it difficult to sort out my feelings about the character. At the very least, he needs to ditch Arcade's old tailor. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hero Nuggets - Val 'Brolossus' Benidze Feb 20, 2014

    Captain America #17 isn't a total disappointment. Rick Remender progresses the story adequately, and paints Steve Rogers in a unique light. Captain America having bouts of depression, and doubt are themes that are rarely explored for the character. Dr. Mindbubble is a carbon copy of DC's Earth 3 Alfred (Forever Evil), masked as a clown on acid. Klein does a decent job on the art. Unfortunately Issue #17 also has some strange character poses, and a poor color palette choice. I'm going to keep up with this series, but the last 3 issues have been a slow spiral into mediocrity. F**ck it. I love the Captain, but this issue was above average at best. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Feb 19, 2014

    There might be some very talented people bringing up some beautiful visuals thanks to the pencils and the colors, but the rethread of some points and the lack of explanations for some of the newer points does not make for the most interesting of introductions to a new arc. Decent, but not quite up on par with the level of talent here. Read Full Review

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