- 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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Captain America Vol. 1: Winter Soldier, Book One (v. 1) Paperback – July 19, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best damn things I've ever read. Do yourself a favor and get thisPublished 26 days ago by Bob
Cap with messed up memories. A murdered red skull. Shield skullduggery. A mysterious enemy. An ex Soviet with an axe to grind. More Ed Brubaker greatness.Published 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
Bought this one out of curiosity, but I don't think I got the entire plot. Which makes sense since I'm not a big comic reader; I probably missed a lot of the references that were... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Rikki (kidofburden)
There is a mystery afoot in New York, with a man with a red skull getting assassinated and some kind of powerful cube getting stolen. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ian McKee
A great comic collection. As someone new to solo Cap stories this served as a great jumping on point, it had interesting story that built on Steve Rogers' history but explained... Read morePublished on June 16, 2014 by Amazon Customer
A lot of back story that is needed to understand what is going on. Heading to store now to get next book.Published on April 19, 2014 by Shawn Corr
Anyone wanting to dive into Captain America after The Avengers And Captain America 2 films have a great jumping on point here. Read morePublished on April 16, 2014 by Kindle Customer