What If?: Captain America #1
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What If?: Captain America #1

Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Carmine DiGiandomenico Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 7, 2005 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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At a time when America was tearing itself apart and the very meaning of our nation was being rewritten in blood, one soldier fought to save the Union and build a better future. Learn the story of Union Army Captain Stephen Rogers, and the twist of fate that transformed him into Captain America, even as it birthed his greatest enemy, the White Skull.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bailey Dec 13, 2005

    In The End: I'm not trying to suggest that this was a bad comic or question the noble intent that Tony Bedard had when he wrote the book. I admire his efforts and agree with the themes he wrote about. I just didn't like the fact that the Civil War was the cause of Captain America's creation. The one thing I will applaud is that Bedard was very daring in making this a totally new character with a new raison d'etre. It would have been easy for him to try and shoehorn Cap's origin to the Civil War era, but he didn't. He created his own concept and it was very well written which is why, despite my problem with the philosophical implications of the idea, I give the result . Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lonewolf97 Jan 12, 2021

    This look at an alternate reality version of Captain America who fights in the American Civil War proves to be a lackluster story that doesn't feature Captain America for most of it and doesn't impress the reader that much.

    The plot opens with The Watcher, here a computer hacker named Hector Espejo, telling us that he's able to access and read websites from an alternate reality. He explains that the national hero of this other reality is General America, the great-grandson of this world's Captain America, our lead character. Hector is able to access the story of this version of Steve Rogers' origin through the aforementioned website.

    Beginning in 1863, Corporal Stephen Rogers falls in with a regiment of soldiers tasked more

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