Captain America: Man Out of Time #1
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Captain America: Man Out of Time #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Jorge Molina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 3, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Beginning a five-issue mini-series chronicling the rebirth of Captain America! When the Avengers pull a mysterious, tattered soldier from the sea, they unwittingly bring back to life the Living Legend of World War Two--a man whose memories of a life sixty years ago are as fresh as yesterday! How will Steve Rogers, frozen in suspended animation for half a century, adapt to the world of the 21st century? Brought to you by super-scribe Mark Waid (Captain America, Amazing Spider-Man) and Avengers: Initiative artist Jorge Molina! Rated A …$3.99

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Nov 6, 2010

    Despite Marvel's instance on maintaining the $3.99 price tag, if you have any interest in Captain America, this is one series that it might be worth gritting your teeth and bearing the extra cost for. This part of Cap's history isn't often dealt with, and I have a feeling the ride is going to be a fun and fascinating one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 3, 2010

    This book ends with a "Well, I certainly didn't see that coming!" moment as only Mark Waid can deliver it. As far as the various and sundry Captain America titles that have been (and are being or about to be) released lately, this one strikes me as one of the most enjoyable. It is, as the title states, as story of a man out of time. Even when he is back in the 1940s, Cap is tired and worn down, wishing for sleep. Waid has the ability to use that wish as foreshadowing for the part of the story we all know by heart, but when Cap arrives in modern times, the shock to his system is greater than we've previously imagined. This is a Cap tale for the ages, and one that I'll certainly come back to as the countdown nears for the big screen version of Steve Rogers. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 3, 2010

    However, the book quickly runs off the rails following the catastrophic explosion that sends Rogers on his fateful collision with the 21st century, with Waid leaping from one scene to the next without any logical transitions to aid the reader along. As the book progresses, it begins to feel as if we're watching a jumbled clip show that's missing integral pieces of the plot – like entire pages were inexplicably left on the cutting room floor. The rushed style of storytelling Waid employs ends up cutting the legs out from underneath his story just as it's getting started, which is unfortunate. To make matters worse, artist Jorge Molina is rather inconsistent from panel to panel, and his frequent shots of Cap charging towards us readers carries an unsettling resemblance to Rob Leifeld's work with the character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 8, 2010

    For $4 it's definitely not a must-read, but fans of the character or of Marvel's various What If…? stories may want to give it a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Nov 3, 2010

    After this, I really want to see Waid and Molina do a monthly book about Cap's time serving in World War II. Enough of the main characters have two or three books, often with a lot of overlap, and this would really be a case another title is justified. I'm almost a little leery of what the rest of this mini will hold now that we're out of the war. Read Full Review

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