Captain America: Reborn #1
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Captain America: Reborn #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 1, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 8
6.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Following the events of Captain America #600, Steve Rogers’ closest friends and allies may have found a way to bring back the original Captain America. Or is what they found something more sinister? The Red Skull’s greatest plan to destroy Captain America has been in motion and its completion is almost at hand. Will Captain America be lost forever or will he be REBORN? Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 2, 2009

    Not to give anything away, but this issue makes me very happy indeed. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 3, 2009

    Ill start off the debate. I think Steve should stay dead. His character has run its course, and Bucky, with his troubled past and need for redemption, even though he is, and always was, a hero at heart, is a much better character to bear the mantle of Captain America in this day and age. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jul 12, 2009

    This was a very strong first issue to this series, and I'll be waiting anxiously to find out what issue #2 has in store for us. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Jul 2, 2009

    The issue opens up with a group of U.S. soldiers on a landing craft on June 6, 1944 " D-Day. On one of the landing crafts is our guy Steve Rogers aka Captain America " looking a lot like his Ultimate Universe self than the traditional Cap weve seen for the past 65 years. Im assuming this is a recon or maybe Steve is somehow stuck in the Ultimate Universe. Wouldnt that be a twist! Anyway, Steve is jumping from moment-to-moment in time from the beaches of Normandy to moment his mother died. Over in the present, Sharon Carter and the Falcon are informing Hank Pym and the Vision of what the situation is with Steve, the gun, and the time machine. The remnants of that machine are thought to be in the possession of Norman Osborn and HAMMER, so Bucky the current Captain America and the Black Widow, break into the HAMMER helicarrier only to find that its a trap and HAMMER agents along with Ares and Venom of the Dark Avengers are waiting for them. In a nutshell, thats about where we are Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Chris Partin Jul 5, 2009

    Captain America: Reborn is going to have its fans and its haters. People will be talking about the hows and whys, and those people will look past the craft of the writing and the art and they’ll be missing out on a great comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 2, 2009

    "Reborn" easily could have turned off new readers since it stems so heavily from the pages of "Captain America" and the four-year story Ed Brubaker has been telling there, but everything you need to know is here in this first issue -- and it's a good one! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 3, 2009

    The fact remains that despite the weaknesses of Captain America Reborn #1, Steve Rogers fans are going to absolutely love this issue. And they should. Fans of a character can easily look past many defects of a story if the end result is the return of a beloved character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace/Keith Dallas Jul 7, 2009

    Other than that, I'll simply echo your comment that visually, Captain America: Reborn #1 is an impressive book. I'm just hoping that with the second issue, I'll be able to make the same claim about the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jul 1, 2009

    "Reborn" may be just the next chapter in the ongoing Brubaker/Cap super-saga, but like the other installments of the over-arching story, it's a good one. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 1, 2009

    Bryan's Score: 7.6 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Jul 7, 2009

    Overall, I wasn't blown away by this issue nor do I think it was terrible. I don't think it's up to par with what Brubaker has brought to the table over the course of his previous 51 issue Captain America run, but it does have some potential as long as it doesn't get too convoluted and the motives of the Red Skull are clearly understood. And while Bryan Hitch did indeed turn in some beautiful pages, elevated by Butch Guice, I still can't shake the feeling that the art feels rushed. I'm interested to see how this series plays out and while it's a bit of a bumpy start, I have a great deal of faith in Brubaker's storytelling and Marvel's current events. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jul 3, 2009

    Much like Mary Worth or the humdrum of a 9 to 5, it’s not bad by any means. But it gets boring. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 4, 2009

    Unfortunately, there are more elements that didn't work for me. Political intrigue and an assassination plot give way to a super-hero time-travel story? It seems to fly in the face of what made this larger story interesting in the first place. Mind you, I can see it as a necessary evil; this is, after all, about a dead man coming back from the grave. It just seems like such a let-down after everything that's led us to this point. Furthermore, while other events in the Marvel Universe occasionally had some impact on Brubaker's Cap, one of the reasons it was such a strong series was that it was, for the most part, its own self-contained story. Reborn, on the other hand, incorporates a lot of recent Marvel continuity into the plotting. The events of Secret Invasion and "Dark Reign" factor in heavily here, and for those readers unfamiliar with those other Marvel plots, it could make for some confusing moments. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 2, 2009

    . I'm going to hold off saying that you should avoid this issue because there are seeds planted that could bear interesting fruit and I'm a bit intrigued by the predicament that Steve Rogers finds himself in at the end of the issue. It's all setup, so there is still the possibility that the next issue could redeem this one. However, you should approach the issue knowing that the plot device to bring Steve back is unnecessarily complicated and doesn't appear to be as wellthought out as recent interviews with the creative team would have you believe. Plus, if you are expecting Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 2, 2009

    There are a number of interesting things going on in this issue. The continuation of Sharon Carter's character arc is nicely handled, as we're once again shown what made her SHIELD's finest. The art is well-handled throughout, and Bryan Hitch delivers. Zola and Osborn have a long conversation that explains how Marvel's claims that Cap was really, most sincerely dead, even though this loophole to resurrect him exists that almost works for me. It's the almost that ends up being the downfall. I'm reminded of the moment after "The Other" where Peter Parker and Tony Stark have a pointed on-panel conversation explaining a seeming plot inconsistency after which they both look at the reader as if to say "So stop complaining about it already..." My gravest reservation, though, comes from the previous fifty issues of the Captain America title. Brubaker has gone to great lengths to give us a Captain America story that is set in the shared universe, but keeps the characters on a more Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Jul 2, 2009

    I have to give the creative team here that something big will happen later on this series, something of actual importance.Becauseright now it looks like the cards are shown and it is a losing hand. The only thing that saves this issue from a D or lower is thefantasticart. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 4, 2009

    Unless you absolutely need to know why Steve Rogers is coming back or just want to continue the story from Captain America, I see no reason to pick this book up and would not recommend it to anyone looking for a continuation of what was going on in Captain America. Unless something drastic happens, I may even end up dropping both Reborn and the monthly Captain America over this. Read Full Review

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