- Hardcover: 744 pages
- Publisher: Marvel; First Edition edition (October 3, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785128662
- ISBN-13: 978-0785128663
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.6 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #448,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 1 Hardcover – October 3, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
Ed Brubaker took over with the relaunch of volume 5 of Captain America's title, part of the linewide revamp of the Avengers titles post-"Avengers Disassembled." The most consistent artists have been Steve Epting and Mike Perkins, who art is scarily similar, with smaller contributions by such names as Michael Lark (who would go on to work with Brubaker on Daredevil). The focus is on Captain America as a secret agent in the world of international espionage, joined by SHIELD Agent 13/Sharon Carter (his initially-ex-girlfriend), SHIELD Director Nick Fury, and eventually his partner the Falcon/Sam Wilson. But the biggest initial jolts come with the seeming assassination of the Red Skull, and the return to life of Cap's dead sidekick Bucky, now a brainwashed Soviet assassin. Over the 25 issues (and two specials) that make up this run, Brubaker sticks with one consistent story, in multiple variations:
"Out of Time" - the opening six issue arc; until "The Death of the Dream", it was the finest part of the series; Brubaker builds to the big revelation, but, even knowing it, it is still a riveting read. By the end of it, you know everything you need to know about Captain America.
"The Winter Soldier" - the following arc, for me, the weakest part of the series, but still incredibly good.
"Collision Courses" - Cap and Sharon go up against Sin and Crossbones in the American heartland.Read more ›
This is the first 25 issues of Ed Brubaker and Steve Eptings awe-inspiring run on the new "Captain America"--from the attempted assassination of the Red Skull and reintroduction of "Bucky" Barnes as the Winter Soldier to the highly publicized death of Steve Rogers.
I'll say that aside from Mark Millar's Ultimates run, Ed Brubaker writes Cap better than anyone. He nails the character and his supporting cast, and Brubaker's storylines feel truly authentic to America's second super-soldier. Equally impressive is the consistantly beautiful art by Steve Epting and Mike Perkins. I've never seen a book where the regular art and the fill-ins were this indistinguishable. Amazing.
This is the best superhero comic MARVEL currently puts out. It's a must own for for any comics fan. Buy it NOW!
What did I think? It was fantastic! Brubaker's take on Cap is both refreshing and familiar at the same time. He deftly satisfies old time fans and draws in newcomers with a careful balance of character history interwoven throughout the stories in the omnibus.
The dialogue is thoroughly enjoyable to read and the plots are original, creative, and perfectly suited for Captain America. With a mixture of intrigue, drama, politics, twists, technology, and downright superhero action, the Captain America Omnibus is sure to satisfy a comic enthusiast who has never even picked up a Captain America comic before.
The artwork of Steve Epting and Mike Perkins is also phenomenal, and sets the perfect tone and mood for Brubaker's stories. While the price of the book is a bit expensive, Amazon cuts the reader a great price break, and I believe that the book is well worth it!
The weaknesses are minor. Because the stories intersect with other Marvel mega-crossover events it's occasionally difficult to understand some of the underlying plots. House of M doesn't intrude at all, but the Civil War story line involved Captain America in a big way, and large chunks of that are missing here; that means that the volume ends on a disjointed note. Also, the bad-guy-as- bloodthirsty-psycho concept gets old very fast. It works with the Red Skull but becomes repetitive and tiresome with Crossbones and Sin.
A great book, and a wonderful read!
This book, starting with its design, extras and excellent fine print. The story it is definitely told for new readers (even though it contains a lot of reference to old capi events). The story is told and Brubaker uses the flashback resource to give the reader the necessary info to understand the situation and the dramatism of the enviroment Steve Rogers have to get through. The best story is the Winter soldier arc. Brubaker have created an incredible interesting character that you can't help to get hooked with him after you finished the omnibus.
The only weakness of the story is contain near the end. The last 3 o 4 issues are tie inn numbers with Civil War. The main story is put aside for some kind of one shots related to the event. They are starred by friends of the Capi: Sharon, winter soldier and others. It is indeed a total waste. The main story looses importance and gets mixed with the civil war events.
The 25 first issues plus an special tie issue with House of M. I liked a lot this omnibus, so much that I already purchase the 2nd volume Omnibus. You won't regret this purchase.... I mean it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Probably my favorite omnibus of all time, and definitely in the top 10 pieces of literature i've ever read (which is saying a lot because I am well read. Read morePublished 18 months ago by LCWainwright
The book has some minor wear but overall it's in great condition. It's a hard to find print but the price was somewhat reasonable compared to the other sellersPublished on April 19, 2014 by Gonzo
I started reading Cap in 1987 when Mark Gruenwald was writing it and Kieron Dwyer was drawing, so I think I know a thing or two about Cap. Read morePublished on February 2, 2014 by Daniel Sweeney
I love the art work of Steve Epting and Ed Brubaker's Captain America is one of the best renditions of the character so far. Read morePublished on January 24, 2014 by Gonzalo
Only Simonson's Thor is better. This stuff is rare in this day and age of forgettable comics, as it stands up with the best classics proudly. Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by Dusty
When I first ordered this I didn't know what to expect. It's my first time buying an omnibus and I just recently starting reading Captain America material. Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by Sho3s22
I've read every incarnation of the Captain America comics since the late 80's and find that Ed Brubaker's take on him is far beyond what every other writer had done on him. Read morePublished on August 21, 2011 by Royland Odell Owens
Today, we look back at some of the great runs of Cap: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Mark Gruenwald. And our children will look back and think Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. Read morePublished on May 10, 2011 by Andrew
One of the first comics i ever picked up and how lucky i was. Brubaker's story telling is flawless. My only regret for this Series is i didn't pick it up Sooner!Published on March 19, 2011 by Rodgers