Thursday, March 24, 2011

Review: Captain America #615.1

This week there are two Point One issues, Captain America and Thor. Seems to me like Marvel is trying to bring in new readers who may be trying to get some more background before the movies come out.

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Captain America #615.1 starts off with a new Captain America, and Steve Rogers ain't happy about it. At the same time, we see Rogers burnt out and missing his glory days. When the new Cap gets captured on his first day by A.I.M., Rogers jumps into action to save him, then tells him to get lost and leave the shield behind. At the close of the issue, we see Nick Fury and Sharon talking about how Fury set up the new Cap to manipulate Rodgers into being Captain America again.

This issue really drew me into the story, even with the gaps in background. Brubaker created a story that touches on the struggles of Steve Rogers not being Captain America. Additionally, with Fury trying manipulate Rogers back to the mask and shield, I can feel where the story is heading, and I am curious to see how they get there.

For a Point One issue, it felt like the start of a new story, even though there wasn't as much background as I would have liked. It also got me invested in the character, which is what will keep me reading. If Marvel wanted me to get excited for the comic and the movie, they succeeded.

My Point One Journey so far:
* Review: Uncanny X-Force
* Review: Hulk
* Review: Deadpool
* Review: The Amazing Spider-Man
* Review: Wolverine
* Review: The Invincible Iron Man
* My Point One Plan
* The info about the Point One Initiative

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