"Captain America was the first patriotic superhero to hit big with the public, and over the years a vast number of talented artists and writers have crafted his adventures. I'll leave you to compile your own top ten, but I'll wager that this all too brief run by Roger Stern, John Byrne and Joe Rubinstein will provide at least one of them. This volume ... seamlessly blends epic adventure with spectacular superhero art for a fan's delight that is also readily accessible to the newcomer or casual reader." -- Win Wiacek, comicsreview.co.uk
"I found a copy of Roger Stern and John Byrne's book and I must say that I read it with stars in my eyes. I instantly fell in love with this book. Having been so used to the dark spy-like feel that Brubaker's Cap is all about, it was a nice change of pace to look back at a much more hopeful and happier Steve Rogers. It's a fun read that really shows how much comics have changed over the decades. Add to that the fantastic art from John Byrne and you have one of the legendary runs of Cap that still holds up even today." -- Eric Godfrey, goodreads.com
"In just nine brief issues, Stern and Byrne did so much. They gave Captain America a new, young girlfriend with an effervescent personality and true character--Bernie Rosenthal. There are maybe only a handful of superhero girlfriends who have the depth and range of Bernie ... and this was in a book where a supporting cast had never, ever really mattered. They revived The Invaders, marrying Cap's past with his present. They told what is still considered by most to be the definitive "origin" retelling. And Cap (almost) ran for President!" -- Ethan Kalett
"Batroc the Leaper, Mister Hyde, and Baron Blood were all temporarily elevated to A-list status after Stern and Byrne were finished with them ... [but] the real highlight was Captain America #250, where Cap briefly contemplated a Presidential run. In an era where big business was running unregulated and actors were masquerading as politicians, this issue served as succinct commentary for the state of the country. It's the perfect blend of intelligence and fantasy." -- Jason Serafino --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.