Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Captain America #42 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Captain America #42 about which I write the following sentences: "Of course, my immediate reaction after reading this issue was, 'how are they going to collect this?' Because issues #1-42 tell a single extended story, and another 'Captain America Omnibus' volume for issues #26-42 would seem logical, even though it's a bit short for an Omnibus. The point is that Brubaker and his artists -- mostly Steve Epting -- have crafted an engaging long-form superhero espionage thriller, full of finely-tuned character work and intriguing suspense. And it's worthy of a fancy collection, to showcase what Brubaker has accomplished. With 'Captain America' #42 as the final story in the collection, because it really does wrap up the multi-year plot in a satisfying way, with the defeat of the Red Skull coming from an unexpected (but totally appropriate) source and Bucky fully embracing his role as the new Captain America."

Read the entire review HERE.


Greg said...

I imagine they have to have something cooked up for issue #50 (Steve Rogers' return, possibly), so the next Omnibus will just collect #26-50. At least that's what I'm hoping, as I've even given up on the trades for this for the first Omnibus, which was flingin'-flangin' awesome.

Timothy Callahan said...

I think Steve Rogers is dead for a while. Too much left to tell about new Cap.