Thursday, June 23, 2016


CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 3: LOOSE NUKE (Marvel, First Printing 2014; Softcover)

Collects Captain America #11-15 (cover dates November, 2013- March, 2014)

Writer: Rick Remender

Artists: Carlos Pacheco, Klaus Janson, Mariano Taibo, and Nick Klein

Colorists: Dean White, Rachelle Rosenberg, Rain Beredo, and Val Staples

While I read and enjoyed the first two volumes in this series, the never-ending barrage of comics released each week made it impossible to keep up with everything, so I dropped this title. My local library has a ton of collected editions, so I grabbed Vols. 3-5 of this series when I saw them. The price was right.

Remender is a good writer, and while this isn't as good as Brubaker's run on the title (what is?), it was still very enjoyable. Fast paced and action packed, Remender manages to pack enough of the suspense and intrigue which were the hallmark of Brubaker's run into his run.

Cap is back after spending twelve years in Dimension Z. He was gone from Earth only a few moments, but twelve years of his life were spent there. Nuke is on a rampage, and Cap barely has a second to catch his breath before the son of Nick Fury pushes him into action. A new heavy, The Iron Nail, is revealed in this arc.

The artwork is all decent, the writing is good, and there is no unnecessary swearing. This would even be worth paying money to read.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 4 out of 5.

The OCD zone

Paper stock: Good weight coated stock with a slight sheen.

Binding: Perfect bound trade paperback.

Cardstock cover notes: Laminated cardstock cover.

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