Captain America #5

Captain America #5

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Zola’s terrible experiments on the indigenous creatures give birth to a terrible new foe! No flesh escapes The Patchwork!Captain America vs Jet Black, with the fate of Ian in the balance.A young Steve Rogers must help his family to survive their worst year of the Great Depression, but how far will he go?

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Apr 19, 2013

    It's very possible that the next issue could even go above and beyond what's happening here, which doesn't discount how well this book is written, drawn, inked, colored, and lettered. The creative team is stretching further and further with a reach that's going for fever pitch. What Captain America does so well as a title is bringing the legend face forward in a very relevant and relateable way. Readers familiar with the character don't need to be told who he is " and the series has avoided becoming stagnant through movement and intelligent storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Rafael Gaitan Mar 25, 2013

    It can be difficult to write about the single issues of comics due to their overarching nature (as well as not wanting to give away the shenanigans!) and this book is no exception- out of context it contains beautiful art and heart-grabbing writing and plotting, but as a larger piece of the puzzle it is much more salient. There's more than enough action and intelligence to sustain the cover price, but where Captain America excels as the most unique vision in the Marvel NOW launch is its glorious unpredictability. Remender's putting the hurt on that heart and you just can't wait to see what he'll do to Cap and to you next. Read Full Review

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

    Another zany trip to Dimension Z in issue 5 makes for a truly brilliant read. This series is the bees knees, its very hard to wait a month between issues. Remender and Romita Jr. have something really special brewing, with Dimension Z being just the beginning. Seriously, how are they going to top this? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Mar 24, 2013

    This issue may be a little bit reduced in the art department in terms of quality; it still brings the good with great concepts and a good story, helping us with more of this exciting sci-fi take on Captain America. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 21, 2013

    There's a lot of sci-fi kookiness to this book that might not immediately scream "Captain America," but believe me " Rick Remender totally lands the dismount here. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 20, 2013

    The art suffers slightly here, most likely to the missing Klaus Janson. Romita is inked by Tom Palmer & Scott Hanna this time around, and it feels like some of the heart has gone out of the issue. There's still plenty of awesome pages " Marvel needs to print the last page as a mini poster " but when the action really gets going everything becomes a jumbled mess. The character's anatomy is screwy at times, too. Overall, the issue still looks good, but there is a noticeable dip. Dean White's colors still look amazing though, so that's something. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Mar 20, 2013

    This issue is another solid offering from Remender and Romita, Jr. Steves poignant tenacity continues to be the big draw of this series, which doesnt pull any punches in its exploration of just what makes up Captain America. However, Remenders narration continues to be bit redundant at times, and, as is the same in Uncanny Avengers, he just cant help himself with the Cap-themed cheese. The moment that took me out of the whole thing was Jet stripping down to that skimpy black leather number before fighting Steve. I understand what they were probably going for, but what ensues is basically mud-wrestling in the rain, while wearing a ridiculous outfit. The whole thing is so silly it begs for camp. Beyond that, however, this is an enjoyable issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Mar 20, 2013

    While Captain America #5 is not as good as it's predecessors, it is still and enjoyable read that marks Cap's return by the end of it as the “All American Bad Ass” (Sorry Undertaker). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 21, 2013

    "Captain America" #5 is an issue where some twists are delivered. Cap's new family in Dimension Z feels some upheaval and we end on a gut-wrenching scene of emotion and pain. This is a visceral Cap in a strange land. The art is so good when it works, but sometimes drops moments where more clarity is required. This run is still a wild ride of fun and it's interesting to see Cap put through a completely different ringer. Read Full Review

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

    It's a good thing that Remender's story is as strong as it is because otherwise, this would be a real tough book to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 24, 2013

    Captain America is being taken to places he's not seen in a long time. The book has all the right parts to make for an epic story but it just isn't firing. It's a perfectly decent story but is missing the mark from being something special. Perhaps the reason is the book feels too much like an elseworld's story. Whatever the reason, I expect greatness from this creative team and we haven't reached it yet in this title. Read Full Review

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