Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Review- Captain America: Prisoner of War

CAPTAIN AMERICA: PRISONER OF WAR (Marvel, 2011; Hardcover)
Collects Captain America Nos. 616-619 (cover dates May- August, 2011)
Writers: Ed Brubaker, Howard Chaykin and others.
Artists: Mike Deodato, Jackson “Butch” Guice, Howard Chaykin and others.
This book is all over the place in terms of quality, the result of having multiple parties involved in order to keep the title's release schedule. The bulk of this book is character sketch/ vignettes, most of them without Brubaker at the helm, and this book really suffers from this. The Gulag arc keeps things moving from the previous volumes, but much of this book suffers the same fate as many recent X-Men collections. These pointless little character sketches do nothing but take up space and pad the page count of the book. They add nothing to the mythos of the character, or any real value to the big picture or story arc. I guess not every Captain America hardcover can be a winner, right?
The OCD zone- This is a Marvel Prem...oh, just go read The OCD zone from the last few posts.

1 comment:

  1. I believe those short stories were all bonus stories from the extra-sized #616. They probably should have been collected elsewhere, or in the back of the book... I liked the Paul Grist and Howard Chaykin ones best - would love to see Grist do more Cap, seeing as how Jack Staff is one of the best superhero comics of the last decade!

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