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Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 1 Hardcover – October 3, 2007

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Product Details

  • 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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By Sean Curley on October 2, 2007
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Recently, Ed Brubaker's "Death of Captain America" story made national headlines (on a slow news day) for killing the American icon, and there was a major spike of interest in the the series. Many people suddenly found themselves aware, momentarily, of what has been Marvel's best ongoing series for the past three years.

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.
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*WARNING* spoilers immediately ahead

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!
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I was never a fan of Captain America, but with all the attention that surrounded the death of the character, as well as the critical acclaim given to Ed Brubaker's run on the title, I took a chance and picked up this omnibus.

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!
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Brubaker manages to capture the rhythm and nuance of conversation without losing an of the velocity necessary to keep an action-oriented comic moving swiftly forward. His plotting and pacing are excellent, and his plots and characters are intricately designed and tightly interwoven - much of this stands up very well to rereading. Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter have never been better. The layout of each page is dynamic and balanced and the high quality paper beautifully captures the gorgeous details of Epting's artwork, especially his moody backgrounds. And, of course, the entire Winter Soldier plotline is one of the best stories to ever appear in Marvel Comics.

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!
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First of all, I'm a Dc Comics fan. Recently I got into Marvel through their Essential Volumes. I started with Stan Lee's Spider-man, then Frank Miller's Daredevil and Claremont's Xmen. A few month ago I watch the Capi film, and got interested with his involvement in the WW2. A friend of mine who read Captain America told me I should read Brubaker's run. So, I purchase the omnibus. Man, I gotta say it was the best money investment on comics I've made.

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!
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