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Captain America Vol. 1: Winter Soldier, Book One (v. 1) Paperback – July 19, 2006

4.3 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
Book 1 of 2 in the Captain America Series

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; Direct Ed edition (July 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785119205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785119203
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,150,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Funny thing: Ed Brubaker's all-ages comix read more mature than his "adult" work. Deprived of all his T&A and F-bombs, he's forced to concentrate on basics such as plot, dialog and character development, and he shows himself quite capable of solid thriller writing. In "Winter Soldier," Cap dives headlong into a terrorist gang war as he investigates the assassination of his archfoe, the Red Skull (formerly "Hitler's strong right hand"), a case with roots reaching back to Cap's time as an Invader in WWII. One might wish Steve Epting's art was more than simply functional, but at the same time, his people look refreshingly like people. No roided-out beefcake or pneumatic bimbos. Not every comic book character needs to be deconstructed and reinvented as edgy and psychologically tortured. Sometimes a writer just needs to play to a hero's core strengths, what made him special to begin with, and that's what Brubaker does here. It's expertly done escapism, and for some reason, that's getting rare in superhero comix these days. Up til now, my reactions to Brubaker's work have ranged from disinterest to disdain. This is the first series from him that makes me want to pick up Volume 2 and find out what happens next.
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Format: Paperback
I had bailed out on the comic scene for good following High School, although I continued to pick up Jeff Smith's "Bone", since I knew it was a finite series, so I wouldn't have to be chained to it forever. Well, the day came and the series ended, and quite frankly, I missed my bi-monthly excursions to the comic shop. I missed the smell of paper. I even dreamed about it.

So I was on my Honeymoon in the frozen north when I stopped into a Supermarket and happened to glance at issue #1 of Captain America written by Ed Brubaker. I've never been a fan of Cap or his Avenger buddies. Just a bunch of Government tools. But this issue rocked. The art was really great and when I sat down and read it I found a story I could really dig to. So I was hooked, and I count each new issue as another month of marriage. Since then, I've also opened the door to Ed Brubaker's Daredevil too. Daredevil was my favorite growing up, so I'm glad to have him back in my life.

Writing and art are equally sublime. The perfect creative team. The story is fresh and up to date. Flashbacks to WWII were an added thrill. Real gritty storytelling. This Ed Brubaker knows what he's doing.

I'm with this book for the long haul, and I am grateful to know that each month I have this marvelous little treat to look forward to. EXCELSIOR!
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Issues 1 to 7 of Captain America is collected in this graphic novel collection. The past seems to be coming back to haunt Captain America. He keeps having flashes of memory that may or may not be true. A mysterious killer is stalking his old enemies and friends, including both the Red Skull and Jack Monroe (Nomad).

While the story is not bad, it also doesn't feel complete. I guess this shouldn't come as a surprise since it is just part of an ongoing monthly series. The problem is that it isn't even a full arc in that series. In fact, it feels more like background for the real story to come. So while it is needed to be read, it also leaves you feeling unsatisfied as well.

The artwork also seems to be off somehow. It is like the artists are not comfortably drawing Captain America unless he is wearing the mask. At other times, it seems as official features are focused upon but then are slapped onto a generic head. This causes the artwork to have a flat look.

So I would say this is a decent part of your comic book collection with the death of a couple of characters and the setup for another. Just don't expect it to be one of your favorites.
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Format: Hardcover
This book is, bar none, the best Captain America book in a long while. Plot twists aside, if you have ever thought about picking up Captain America, or coming back to Captain America this book is for you. Brubaker weaves a twisting tail of corruption and espionage on par with Clancy that is very much rooted in the history and mythos of the Marvel Universe reaching back into World War II. You would enjoy this book if you are fan of comics or a fan of TV shows such as 24 or Band of Brothers or anything written by Clancy. Its also a great jumping on point for new comic readers who may be curious about Captain America, SHEILD, Hydra or AIM and the dark corner of the Marvel Universe in which they operate!
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The writing and art in this story are excellent. I was reading Captain America for decades and was delighted by this turn. I had to buy the digital copy because my trade paperback was starting to fall apart.
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One of the best comics I've read. Definitely a downer, but the art was good, the dialogue was good, and the story was good. I'll likely read the next volume at some point. I would definitely recommend this to comics fans or to fans of the Marvel movies.
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Format: Paperback
Hmm. Meh. Not sure about this one. Mostly because the title is WINTER SOLDIER, yet the Winter Soldier appears on one page. This collected edition covers 7 issues of the Captain America series, and the villain in the title is seen on one friggin’ page? I’m not saying he needs to be center stage throughout the entire book, but you can’t name a book after a character if that character only appears on one page. That’s what I think, anyway.

That being said, this was a pretty good book. Steve Rogers--AKA Captain America--is called in by SHIELD to identify a body, and so they can get a DNA swab to verify the identity themselves. When the tests come back, it’s proven to be true: the Red Skull has been assassinated.

But that’s not all, because before he died, the Skull had been working on a pretty big terrorist plot, so Captain America and SHIELD have to not only track down his killer, but also stop the Skull’s plot before millions of people are killed.

Writer Ed Brubaker is telling a really great action story that just happens to feature Captain America as the protagonist. Whereas most Captain America stories I’ve read over the years relied on Cap fighting super villains, Brubaker’s story features Cap, but the story doesn’t rely on his presence of be captivating. There’s espionage, intrigue, and plenty of spy action, and that’s where Brubaker shines.

I also loved how he was able to tie the current story in to events from Cap’s past, which informed not only the character but the plot as well, enhancing the reading experience and making a more well-rounded book.
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