There was a time when it was a big deal to have a 'Captain America' # 1. But what makes this one different then the last 3 or 4 is Marvel is looking to the past to start the future!
When I first started to collect Captain America in the 1970's it was during the epic Jack Kirby run (volume one # 193 - 214) and because of that I was spoiled. Many folks didn't like the far fetched sci-fi element of Cap featuring such awesomeness as Mad Bomb, The Swine and my favorite Cap villain of all time Arnim Zola, the Bio Fanatic.
So as Marvel NOW begins to reshape the Marvel Universe it was with excitement and a bit of apprehension I dove into the Rick Remender / John Romita, Jr. version of Captain America. With big shoes to follow (Ed Brubaker) how would the team play it?
Following an almost real world Cap moment, we are flung into some fast paced insanity that at first was a little hard to wrap my mind around. As my brain caught up and I read a little further in I felt like I was brought back to those fun filled Kirby moments. Without giving away any details, all I can say is WOWZA!
Remender and Romita Jr. are joined by Klaus Janson (inks), Dean White (colors) and the hunky Joe Caramagna (letters) in what could be the start of the next legendary era for Captain America. I'm looking for less real world and more crazy monster stuff and I think I found it. Might I suggest going back and reading those Kirby classics. If you do, it'll turn this great comic into something real special.
Matman Rating - 5 out of 5 needles to the chest!