Captain America #4

Captain America #4

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating


  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Feb 21, 2013

    Captain America #4 isn't what I expected, but it's everything I wanted. Rick Remender's trademark long-form approach to storytelling means Steve Roger's sojourn to Zolandia isn't going to end any time soon. The first four issues of this series have been a marathon of steadily building up the emotional investment, creating a psycho-weird (a term I just created because no other seemed to describe Dimension Z well enough) reality that tests Cap at every turn, and raises the stakes for Steve and Ian in terms of their relationship and their mission to escape the influence of Zola. Yes, this Captain America is completely different than anything Ed Brubaker wrote in his seminal run. But if you step away from the continuity and just read Remender's Cap as-is, it's one of the most exhilarating, powerful titles to come out of the 'Marvel NOW!' initiative. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Feb 20, 2013

    Captain America is some of Remenders best work and at this point, this should be on everybodys pull list. Remender is great at creating smart and creative stories for heroes who dont usually get that type of care. Its a treat for the brain to be able to see Captain America written so well. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 20, 2013

    Rick Remender's bigger story clicks into place here, too. The old New York scenes finally seem like they have a natural place in the series and give weight to Cap's struggles in Dimension Z, as opposed to the tacked-on feeling that they had previously. There is a ton to love in this issue; the dialogue is great, the world is captivating, and Ian is finally an interesting character. Captain America is an awesome series and it doesn't come out on a weekly basis like most of the other Marvel books seem to, so we all should support the hell out of this thing, guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Feb 21, 2013

    Captain America is still one of the better books in the Marvel NOW! relaunch, and anticipation is building for a duel between a desperate Captain America and the man who stands in the way of him getting home. Rogers has waited too long, and fought too hard to fail. For now, the odds are stacked against him, but one can't help but hope for the best because it's easy to relate to a hero who's far from home. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Feb 24, 2013

    This bizarre sci-fi adventure is still something that feels at odd with Captain America, which is exactly what the title needs, making for a good book full of surprises. The art does not always follow the quality of the script and story, but it is still good in the key parts, making this new chapter in Steve Roger's adventures a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Feb 20, 2013

    An enjoyable issue from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Feb 21, 2013

    As usual, this was a strong comic.  Rick Remender can almost do no wrong here!  I love Cap's plight, I love Ian, and I love the whole setting of this comic.  My only complaint was the rather long flashback sequence, which was good and all, but I'd have preferred to remain in the present with Ian and Cap.  Anyway, this issue seems to be slowly bringing us to the end of this storyline, and I for one am REALLY intrigued to see how things shake out...  Will Ian become the next Bucky?  Will Ian even leave Dimension Z with Cap at all?  And what will happen when Cap comes face to face with Ian's twisted reflection, Jet Black?  Good stuff here, with more good stuff to come! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 25, 2013

    Captain America is marching to the beat of his own drummer right now, but there is some method among all this madness. The character is all-important here, as this is a chance to use all that goodwill from Avengers and build Steve Rogers beyond the buzzwords of "leader," "optimist," "nave" or "badass." The rest is all window-dressing, so your mileage may vary with Rick Remender's crazy concepts " while this issue might have been a little jerky in terms of sheer story content, there's something solid behind the shield. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Feb 20, 2013

    The art drags this book down, but I'm enjoying Remender's new twist. I suspect we'll someday see the more usual Cap stories, but for now, I'm kinda digging this weirdness. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Christof Bogacs Feb 23, 2013

    The real problem with Captain America #4, and to be frank Remender and Romitas run on the series, is that Remenders direction and Romitas art dont gel with each other or the character. Remender is trying to tell a survival-driven and gritty sci-fi story and neither Captain America nor Romitas artwork fit the bill. Romitas artwork could be described as many things but gritty is certainly not one of them. Characters that should look intimidating and frighting instead look goofy. It all feels way too much like Captain America in space and as much as I want to get behind the series I must admit I'm really struggling. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 25, 2013

    Captain America, the Remender tales, is so bad that I can’t even enjoy the art from John Romita Jr. As one of my favorite artists, this should be a no brainer, but instead, all I can see is great talent being wasted on a bad story. On its face, Romita’s work is still above reproach, I just wish it wasn’t bringing to life a story as awful as this one. Read Full Review

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