Captain America: Reborn #2

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Bryan Hitch Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 5, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
7.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The race for Steve Rogers is on! On one side - BUCKY and the BLACK WIDOW and members of the AVENGERS and FANTASTIC FOUR! On the other - NORMAN OSBORN and HAMMER, THE RED SKULL and his evil hordes, with DR. DOOM waiting in the wings! And where... oh where, is the real CAPTAIN AMERICA? Ed Brubaker, Bryan Hitch and Butch Guice bring you the biggest Marvel comic of the year! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 6, 2009

    The toughest part is having to wait a month to see the next chapter! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Aug 5, 2009

    This story is really good so far and I'm enjoying it thoroughly. Ed Brubaker is a master and Bryan Hitch's work is top-notch. Three more issues to go until the return. I can't wait and I also can't wait to see how this all plays out. A good twist would be to have Norman Osborn be successful in bringing Steve back and brainwashing him into being the leader of the Dark Avengers. Then we can have a big epic Steve vs Bucky; Cap vs Cap! Way cool! Anyway, pick this one up, comic fans! You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Bryan Joel Aug 5, 2009

    If after reading issue #1 of Reborn you considered waiting it out to see how successful, important, or interesting it would end up being, wait no longer. This is the issue where things start to click and get intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 7, 2009

    Cap fans can rest easy; this might just end up being pretty good. An action-packed, emotional ride and hopefully a sign of things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Aug 4, 2009

    Overall, this issue, some friendly discussion and a little bit of research has certainly washed away a number of mixed feelings I had after reading the first issue. While I am not completely blown away by the artwork, the story is coming together in a very unique way. There is plenty of mystery and a feeling that you think you know what is going to happen, but the involvement of Norman Osborn creates an aura of unpredictability. There's the question of "what exactly is the Red Skull's plan?" and the answer may indeed be to inhabit Steve Rogers' body, but that question is surely a major driving force behind this series. I am much more intrigued by this series after reading this issue, and I think there is much more potential than I did before, and I encourage you to take some time just to look back at Brubaker's epic run to get a better idea of the puzzle that's being put together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Aug 4, 2009

    As you might expect, this issue features a couple of major plot developments, including the cliffhanger -- though in this case, they're likely to be far more interesting to those who have been following Brubaker's run than for those who just came aboard for the mini. Perhaps that's why I enjoyed this issue more than the first, or perhaps I'm just glad that the pretense of "death" for Rogers is over, but either way, I'm now looking forward to issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 10, 2009

    Captain America Reborn #2 was another very average issue that disappoints because it is just not the same type of quality I expect from an Ed Brubaker penned Captain America issue. So far, Brubaker has been writing this more for the eventual trade paperback than for a monthly series. While I still have faith Brubaker can pick things up with the last three issues I recommend that if you are interested in picking up this series wait for the trade as. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Aug 10, 2009

    I’m looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Aug 10, 2009

    Bryan Hitch's hyper-realistic style enhances the flashback/time-travel nicely. Those scenes bring Cap down to earth and drive home the real history that served as the integral context for the character. The realistic look of Prof. Erskine, who's essentially been a throwaway character for decades, really makes him seem like a person than simply a catalyst. Hitch's style, however, doesn't really work as well for the super-hero action set in the present. His take on the Sinister Spider-Man/Venom is surprisingly uninteresting. Those scenes are about exaggeration and flair, so Hitch's photorealistic approach doesn't quite work for capturing the quick, unreal action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 6, 2009

    My greatest complaint about this issue (and indeed about last issue as well) is that Bryan Hitch drawing Captain America cannot help but evoke images of ULTIMATE Captain America, who I consider to be a less interesting character. Sure, it makes perfect sense that he wouldn't go into battle wearing a cowl and wings on his head, but the helmet and belt pouches motif is similar enough that one can't help but make comparisons. The story here is interesting enough, but it's been set up for the better part of 2 years in Cap's regular title, giving me kind of a sense of "Okay, I remember this, let's go." Still, the characterization is strong throughout, and Steve's attempts to control his situation make me think that he's going to be an active part in his own rescue, rather than a living macguffin throughout this mini, so that's nice. It's well drawn, and well-written, with a clever if not really shocking twist at the end, as the media goes into feeding frenzy mode at the release of t Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 5, 2009

    Speaking of realism, Hitch and Guice continue to create some of the most realistic looking superhero outfits. Their version of World War II era Cap is fantastic. He hasnt looked this realistic since The Ultimates. Steve is wearing his costume but its a stylized World War II infantrymans uniform, complete with all the trappings. Their depiction of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is dead on, as are the rest of their 1940s era contraptions. They also manage to create a realistic look the modern worlds technology as well. The modern fighter jets in the HAMMER helicarrier, and the HAMMER storm trooper uniforms both are realistically rendered, and not over the top with sci-fi silliness. This is a serious book with a serious look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy/David Wallace Aug 4, 2009

    Dave Wallace: You raise an interesting point: is it possible that Brubaker's Achilles' Heel is going to be that he's done such a good job in making Bucky an interesting Captain America that readers aren't going to want to see Steve Rogers return to the role? After so many naysayers complained about the fact that Bucky was returning in the first place, that would be the ultimate irony. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 6, 2009

    This is definitely a HUGE step up from the previous issue. The art is much stronger and the plot is much more fluid. There are some extraneous moments and some of the character dialogue is fairly interchangeable, but there is still a lot to like here. I'd recommend taking your time with it due to its denselypacked plot points. This is certainly not as strong as Brubaker's best Captain America stories, but it does show that there is some hope for the story after all. Read Full Review

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