Captain America #9

Captain America #9

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: John Romita Jr. Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

With the only way back to Earth slowly closing forever, Captain America must make the hardest decision of his life.A new ally from the past arrives, and makes everything worse.Zola's plot is hatched, humanity in the crosshairs.The final days Dimension Z are here, and if Steve Rogers escapes intact, he will never be the same again.

  • 9.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jul 31, 2013

    Rick Remender does a phenomenal job conveying Captain America's emotions. Death in comic books is too often understated, but Steve's total emotional breakdown over the death of his son is a dramatic triumph. It would feel cheap had it been done any less well. In the end, it doesn't matter if Steve's relationship with Ian was real or not because the emotional fallout is very, very real and it has shattered the spirit of the United States of America. Even though Steve kills him, Zola still won because he took what made Captain America who he is and broke it, simple as that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Midnight Logic - Atlee Greene Jul 30, 2013

    To say Im excited for next months conclusion would be putting it mildly. This issue will make you feel the same way as it set the stage for either the rise or fall of the Steve Rogers we know. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 11, 2013

    I can't wait to see how this all wraps up and what's next for Cap after this storyline. I'm excited to see Captain America written in this tone and I hope this is just the first epic storyline of more to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 24, 2013

    Rick Remender is cooking up some crazy stew in this title. It's hard to believe it's been nine issues already. The way the story has been developing, there's no telling what might happen next or how it's all going to end next issue. Romita Jr's breakdowns do capture the brutal vibe of the setting of Dimension Z. The questions of doubt in the story I've had for several issues rear their head in the actual story and part of the fun is not knowing if their valid questions or not. Things took a big turn last issue and we'll have to wait until the conclusion to see what Remender has planned for all this. It's a great feeling being excited for a CAPTAIN AMERICA story again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 26, 2013

    Remender's long opening storyline on the title has been characterized by a rough, but strong emotional arc with an immense potential for fallout and weirdness in all the good ways. Remender and Romita bring out the emotional depths that are not seen as often in interpretations of the character. Romita was certainly an excellent choice for the opener, but given where Cap looks to go from here, it may also have been the right choice to go in a very different visual direction for the next arc. This was not one to miss, though – even if it got a little messy along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jul 27, 2013

    While there may be some minor weaknesses in terms of artwork in several places and that the overall campiness may not be for everyone, this issue works thanks to the dedication of Remender to his themes, his tone, the sci-fi vibe and the great character work. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Aug 3, 2013

    I expect things will feel more settled next issue or in the issues to come. Issue #9 is not the climax that readers want, but it's possible it wasn't intended to be the peak, and we're only at the beginning of the ending. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Jul 26, 2013

    Overall, this is another good issue in a wild ride I'm going to be disappointed to see end. Romita's artwork is strong and consistent, and, despite the usual soft spots in the narration and dialogue, Remender delivers a solid script. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Ben Silverio Jul 28, 2013

    With only one issue left in this arc, I'll stick around until the end. I've been reading this long, so why not? I assume that Sharon, Steve, and Jet's escape will be included in the next issue, but what happens beyond that will determine whether or not it's worth keeping the title on my pull list. Since Captain America is my favorite hero, I have high hopes, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that something interesting is coming. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jul 24, 2013

    Even though the ending feels mundane, Remender and Romita Jr. keep giving us a reason to care about Cap. Dimension Z has yet to completely be wrapped up, so be on the lookout next issue for plenty of reflection and angst from Captain America. Thats usually the most interesting Cap, in my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 27, 2013

    Captain America has been in Dimension Z for nine issues. It was overdue that he returned to Earth. He's going to be a very changed man as a result and hopefully those stories will make use of the turmoil from these issues. This is a straightforward super hero story that puts down a foundation for a very mentally spent Cap to return to Earth. Hopefully this series will use this issue as a springboard to bigger things. Read Full Review

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