Marvels Snapshot: Captain America #1

Writer: Mark Russell, Kurt Busiek Artist: Ramon K. Perez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Acclaimed writer Mark Russell (Second Coming, Wonder Twins) and superstar artist Steve Rude take us to Kirbytown for a literally explosive story of the madness-inducing Madbomb and its aftermath, as the MARVELS SNAPSHOT tour through Marvel history continues. A gifted South Bronx teenager sees his neighborhood destroyed in the initial Madbomb attack, and his future up in smoke with it. What does he do when A.I.M. recruiters come calling? Does he stand by a system that's failed him, or find a future outside the law? Featuring Captain America, the Falcon, Iron Man and more!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 24, 2020

    This is an important story and a comic book. The series of one-shot tales continues to impress as it connects superheroes to a reality that is not so far off from our own. Most importantly it's a reminder that storytelling, even with superheroes, has an important part to play in educating us about what is really going on around us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jul 6, 2020

    I think Jack Kirby would have been proud of this, proud that his character still has a relevance even now, and proud he can still encourage such great stories. I think Kirby would have agreed too that, sometimes, even the spirit of America needs a kick up the backside once in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Jun 24, 2020

    This is an important story to tell, especially in today's climate, and I'm glad they were in the capable hands of Russell, Sabino, Renzi, and Prez. As an admirer of these titanic heroes, I can sometimes get enamored and lost in the superhero universe and forget to take action in ours. Marvels Snapshots: Captain America #1 is a humbling book and deserves to be read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jun 28, 2020

    In 1976, the Madbomb turned things upside down in the South Bronx, and Captain America needs a lesson in access to become a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jun 25, 2020

    It is always also interesting to look at these fictional happenings through a more real-world lens. Like, what is happening to the actual people after all these big battles and such. If you are a fan of Marvels or stories like that then you will have to pick up Captain America: Marvels Snapshots #1.Though maybe everything does not land perfectly in the book, it is, all in all, a good tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jun 24, 2020

    This book might have a sale date of 2020, but it's classic Kirby Marvel through and through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Geoffrey Luu Jun 30, 2020

    Marvels Snapshots: Captain America is a mixed bag; readers expecting a story that focused more on Captain America himself will probably be disappointed. The issue's actual story is fairly strong, due in large part to a relatable protagonist, but its other characters don't impress. The art by Ramn Prez and Rico Renzi has an appealing retro look, and the narrative throwback to Jack Kirby's Madbomb story is entertaining. However, this issue could have capitalized more on its title and on the overall premise of the anthology. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Jun 25, 2020

    "Captain America: Marvels Snapshots" #1 comes at a time when a story about a poor Black kid feeling left behind by people who are called heroes is incredibly relevant and prompts important questions. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - pauly p. Jun 23, 2020

    Another moral quandary later, Felix decides to covertly sabotage the project. It goes as well as youd expect- Harold, now in an Ill-fitting lab coat, decides they have to kill him. Luckily, Cap, Falcon, and Iron Man are in the neighborhood and dive in, save Felix, and" apparently leave the A.I.M. underground base intact for more shenanigans. I cant imagine how that might not be a great idea. Felix turns down a job at Stark Industries to keep working on B&W tvs and toasters and not go to college for some reason, but instead help rebuild and gentrify the South Bronx because nothing says job security like working the family business fixing up TVs. Just wait until Felix sees the Maytag commercials in the 80s! Read Full Review

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