Captain America: Reborn #4

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
7.9Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Steve Rogers, the original Captain America - trapped in time! Bucky and Sharon Carter - in the hands of the enemy! As Dr. Doom and the Red Skull make a terrifying pact that could destroy what Captain America means forever! Ed Brubaker and Bryan Hitch bring you the penultimate issue of Marvel's event of the year! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 5, 2009

    For four months now, this has been the best book of the month for Marvel (and its top seller). I'd be willing to bet it's about to go five-for-five. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 5, 2009

    This series was off to a very, very rocky start, but the last two issues have been great. This issue features the biggest advancement in the plot and answers a lot of questions that have been lingering since Steve was "killed" a few years back. If you've been following the Captain America saga since then, this is building up to be a great payoff and, this issue in particular, features some of Ed Brubaker's best superhero character work. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 4, 2009

    I wasn't the biggest fan of this series' first issue, but it's slowly won me over more and more with each installment. Again, it's that level of craft at work that I mentioned earlier that's truly made this series more than the sum of its parts. And you have to admit, even if you see it coming a mile away, this issue's ending is pretty damn cool. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comix 411 - David Torres Nov 5, 2009

    As I said, this is still a good series. Bryan Hitch continues with the artwork and does a magnificent job. Next month is the final issue and then we'll have Steve back as Cap, but what about Bucky? He'll be around I'm sure; maybe a new costume and identity. Maybe Marvel will launch a new solo series for him. Hopefully Brubaker is the writer if they go in that direction. I also wouldn't mind Cap and his own team separate from the Avengers. A team consisting of Bucky, Falcon, and Sharon Carter. The 1950s Cap will also showing up after the Reborn series. Can't wait to see where Brubaker takes him. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Nov 5, 2009

    Despite its underwhelming start, Brubaker has really turned Reborn around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Nov 3, 2009

    In the end, Captain America: Reborn #4 provides a middle section of a tremendously fun blockbuster story. There's no sign that the ultimate conclusion of this story will disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Nov 6, 2009

    Captain America Reborn #4 was a slow read that was salvaged by some nice character work and a fantastic and exciting ending. I would certainly recommend that readers who have been following Brubaker's run on Captain America purchase this issue. However, I would recommend that everyone else simply wait for Captain America Reborn to come out in trade format. Captain America Reborn is simply too slow and does not have enough substance or excitement for me to recommend buying it in the monthly format. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 9, 2009

    This series has been building to the return of Steve Rogers and this issue takes things one step closer. It's more mechanical than previous issues, but it's still a great read and the Hitch/Guice art is simply gorgeous as you can see in the preview pages. If only most event books were as good as "Reborn"... Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Nov 10, 2009

    This was another solid issue. If you’re not reading it by now, I’m guessing you’re not going to read it anyway, because why would you start reading a 5-issue series with the fourth issue? I kind of feel like the story lost some of its momentum a while back, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t continue to be an enjoyable read every month. I’m giving it a B-. I would’ve graded it higher, but honestly – that art really messed it all up for me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 4, 2009

    Ed Brubaker is a very, very good writer. His story of the events leading up to the return of Bucky, the conspiracy, the death of Rogers, the ascension of former sidekick to center stage was riveting, and even when it sagged, you desperately wanted to know what came next. This story, for a number of reasons, is denied that sense of uncertainty, that confusion over whether it's real or not. I suspect that this return is what Marvel really wanted to tell when this whole thing was put together, but they did their job TOO well. They involved me so much in what Steve meant, how he died, how his friends mourned, that the revival itself just falls a bit flat. Bryan Hitch and Butch Guice provide some good art in the issue, although I felt again that Hitch was falling back too much on his design work for Ultimate Cap in Ultimates. All in all, this issue is well-done, but for some reason, I just couldn't get engaged bythe story. The announcement that we're going another issue of this series befor Read Full Review

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