Captain America: White #1

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Tim Sale Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 5
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

•  From his re-awakening in the present day to his days on the battlefield during World War II, follow CAPTAIN AMERICA as he recalls a special mission during THE BIG ONE!
•  It's 1941 and the HOWLING COMMANDOS are just looking to kick back and relax....
•  But CAP and BUCKY are about to make their night a whole lot worse!
•  The EISNER AWARD-WINNING team of JEPH LOEB and TIM SALE reunite to tell a shocking story of CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY!
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  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 17, 2015

    This has been a great series of stories from these creators, and this is shaping up to be another excellent addition to the line. (Oh, and the issue includes a reprint of that long-ago zero issue.) Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Sep 20, 2015

    You want something that smacks of old fashioned charm, and tells you a great character driven story? You've come to the right comic buddy! Excelsior! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Sep 21, 2015

    Jeph Loeb, Tim Sale, and Dave Stewart tapped into something special with their Color series, and Captain America: White #1 starts their latest entry off on a great note. Though the issue's cliffhanger rings false since we all know the fate of Bucky Barnes, it doesn't make this debut any less thrilling or emotionally engaging. Few writers have struck that balance between hero and man with Captain America, but Captain America: White makes it look easy, jettisoning the tired "man out of time" troupe and simply writing Steve as a man above all. Captain America: White #1 may be a throwback to vintage Marvel Comics, but it shows that throwbacks can still be relevant in today's comic landscape, thanks to some fantastic artwork and a character-first approach to storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Sep 17, 2015

    While it may have not exactly been worth the seven-year wait we had to endure, nothing rarely is. If you separate it and take it for what is, a comic tale that encapsulates a historic moment in time while throwing some artistic sizzle and pizzazz, I think it succeeds. Is it the best thing I've read this year? No, but it doesn't have to be. It was however damn good and lots of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Agasicles Stamas Sep 17, 2015

    This is just a great bit of storytelling packaged in a wonderful period piece setting. Despite it not normally being my thing, I will eat this up as long as Loeb, Sale, and Stewart can keep the quality at this level. It is entirely set within the WWII backdrop right now. I'm interested to see if they bring it back to later eras and focus on some of the initial Avengers stuff, which I think this team would do well. This has been added to my ongoing pull-list, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 17, 2015

    Captain America: White doesn't offer a dramatic reinvention of the character or his mythology. This series is more about paying homage to an older, simpler time in Cap's career and exploring the brotherly bond between Steve and Bucky. If you enjoyed Loeb and Sale's previous Marvel projects, you'll find a lot to like with this collaboration. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 16, 2015

    CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1 is finally here. Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's continuation of looking deep into what makes our favorite characters tick is as wonderful as it was before. It's a joy to revisit Steve Rogers as Captain America and seeing the emotions of awakening in the modern age and losing Bucky along with some action-packed adventures set in the past. Dave Stewart's colors are amazing and highly complement the story. It's still a little frustrating for those that have waited so long but the inclusion of the zero issue from 2008 allows you to recall what was shown before. Even if it wasn't included, not reading it doesn't take away from the story. While there is plenty of content, it does add a tiny increase to the price. It is worth it but could be a concern for some. Now that the first issue is here, let's hope we will indeed get the rest of the story. With the direction of the story now set up, it's going to be fantastic to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Sep 21, 2015

    This is a great start for White. It definitely is tough having to wait for the next issue; reading the trades of the other books can spoil people. Jeph Loeb and Tim Sales spin on this iconic character looks to be an emotional, but powerful one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 17, 2015

    "Captain America: White" #1 is a bit more geared to seasoned comic book readers over Marvel cinema fans, with Bucky much more a kid sidekick than competent colleague. Cap trains him but laments bringing him into battle, a decision that hangs over this comic. It is still a fun read and a must-have for readers who love Bucky fighting alongside Cap. "Captain America: White" #1 is definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Sep 22, 2015

    All in all, this is a really good first issue. It takes us for a nice travel through time ourselves, to when Steve and Bucky were in the war, kicking some serious butt. We get to see a very emotive Steve, along with really expressive supporting characters. This is a solid issue, and I’m pretty stoked to see what issue #2 has for us. Keep reading to see what happens! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Sep 22, 2015

    As much as I love Sale's art and have enjoyed the previous "color" books by these two creators, my enthusiasm for this series has waned. Paying $5.00 for material that I've seen before and a story that wasn't breaking any new ground is a let down, and one that has discouraged me from picking up the rest of this series “off the rack” as they come out. I'll be waiting to see if I can find future issues on the cheap at a future convention since the idea of waiting for the trade seems like I'd be spending way too much money on something I've already paid for twice. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 16, 2015

    Captain America: White is by no means a perfect book. Loeb only really just introduced his thesis statement between this and the zero issue without giving much indication as to how this story will play out. There are a few different directions for it to go and what we have know is an exciting revisiting of some of Cap's WWII history; not only of his deeds there but the dynamic that he had with his partner and the other soldiers. Tim Sale is one of comic's greatest working artists and it's a treat to see him dig into a book like this. All the hallmarks of his style are here, ensuring that longtime fans won't be disappointed. Captain America: White is a solid start to what is hopefully another great entry in the partnership between two great creators. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Sep 16, 2015

    Captain America: White #1 is just the kind of comic that new fans of the character should pick up, giving us a gripping retelling of this hero's origin. It's also enjoyable for long term fans, with the creators delivering something familiar, yet rather alluring. Whether it's worth $4.99 on the other hand is up for debate, as with over half of this being a sheer reprint of #0, some may find it a little overpriced. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Sep 21, 2015

    I'd like to hope that Loeb & Sale can find the balance between nostalgia for the past and the realism that modernity demands. Then maybe when Captain America and Bucky juggle some grenades while reciting the Bill of Rights next to a line of Wehrmacht prisoners, we might be able to confuse it as a triumph for good. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Sep 18, 2015

    All in all, I'd never call this a bad issue. It's a well-construcred, affecting issue that still left me cold, but I can absolutely see how other readers would love it. It's just that I think the choice to combine modern-day character based examination with the Golden Age style of heroics is an uneasy fit. I'll still be reading further issues, because Loeb and Sale are too good to not surprise me by turning it around, but I'd still call this a debut a bit of a disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Sep 19, 2015

    It's an empty and pointless comic that in no way justifies its own existence and has the gall to make the entirety of its proceedings a deliberate allusion to an infinitely superior work, don't waste your time with this one. Read Full Review

  • 2.2
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Sep 17, 2015

    If it sounds like I'm blowing up one small facet of “Captain America: White Means Right” for the sake of a review, you're overestimating how much substance this book has. Anything in this comic that isn't Cap remembering Bucky is the same World War II flashbacks that Captain America comics have been featuring ever since Brusker started writing the character. Hell, there's no real reason for “Captain America: White Lantern Power Ring” to exist when “Captain America: Man Out of Time” exists. That comic gives you a way better sense of Steve Rogers adjusting to the modern day without him sitting on a bench thinking about Bucky the entire damn time. You could also read literally anything else. Read Full Review

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