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Captain China Volume 1 by [Wang, Chi]
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  • File Size: 4977 KB
  • Print Length: 83 pages
  • Publisher: Excel Comics; 2 edition (April 23, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 23, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007X0G3H4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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I admit, I thought this was a silly parody of Captain America at first, but I was pleasantly wrong.

In this story, Captain China, formerly known as Liberator and ranked Major, is brought from cryogenic sleep to fight China's enemies or at least that's what he would prefer whereas his superiors see him more as a PR stunt to show China's strength. The name initially gives a sense of rip-off, but it's explained as more of a calculated PR move by the Chinese leadership. Captain China of course does mirror some aspects of Captain America in the movie winter soldier though in the sense that the protagonist comes from a different time and is facing a bit of a culture shock (but hey this came from the year 2012 whereas the winter soldier came from 2014 so no rip off here). It's worth noting that one of the major characters in this story worked in the wrestling industry and now works for Captain China as his PR manager of sorts.

That said, Captain China has all the underpinnings of a America-style superhero, from the macho attitudes, the stoic resolve, the mystery shrouded around his past, and the disregard for authority figures. He may be held under a tight leash, but he still defies authority to save lives, kick butt and take name in this first volume. Where he does separate from the traditional American superhero however is his ruthlessness in regards to villains. Hell, he shot and killed a thief during his introduction who turns out to be hired secretly by the PR manager to cause a commotion in front of Captain China and the press. His commander is shocked at how trigger happy Captain China is.
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I gotta admit right off the bat, wasn't expecting much from this. The English preview articles made it sound like it was a big propaganda comic. After having read the first two volumes, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised and happy to be proven wrong. Captain China has been awoken in modern day China, to help combat new threats to it's safety in a world of superpowered individuals/high-tech criminals/etc. There's just one catch, Captain China was born and raised during Mao's China, and is a staunch Communist. Now he finds himself in a China he hardly recognizes, in a world stage that is vastly different from the one he remembers. He was given these abilities to fight the Capitalist powers, and yet his first real assignment is to protect the US President as he visits, something unheard of back in the days of 'Cultural Revolutions'. And the cultural/generational clashes only keep piling up. The P.R. stunt with a (unbeknownst to the Captain) staged robbery that backfires is a great example of this.

So it's very interesting to see how this is playing out. He's as "A Man From Out Of Time" as Captain America, and like Cap is having to cope with this massive change in his life, and adjust to this new world. So far it's been very exciting to read, and has some really great moments, like when (in issue 2) the Captain finds his image has been made into a toy to be marketed.

Just wish Excel Comics would release new English language issues.

So I highly recommend it.
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After reading this book, I have come to the conclusion that this book contains everything that the industry lacks these days: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. You can read it and be amused by it. You can read it and be provoked by it. You can read it and be given cause to stop and think. But you will NOT read it and feel ripped off by it. You can tell a lot of thought went into this book, and in the 41 pages a LOT of ground is covered, but not too much that you're left scratching your head. The artwork is excellent. The hi-rez images on the Kindle Fire look brilliant. The writing isn't cheesy. This is a fun book worth reading. Support the little guys!
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