(This review may contain spoilers).
Captain America was another one I got into originally from watching his movies (mainly Avengers Assemble and The Winter Soldier). It was cool to see him in one of these comic books… though there were more volumes in this one than I was used to.
It was really good to see a variety of different storylines in this comic book. Although a few of them were connected to each other, it was good to see a couple of standalones in there, such as the comic where Steve runs for president.
There wasn’t a great deal of difference in the artwork in the different comics, I have to say. I think I would have been interested in seeing at least one of the original comics from Captain America’s time at war, just to see how different the artwork was.
I was a little disappointed not to see much of the other characters in this comic book. There were references made to various friends and allies, but I didn’t see much of the usual superheroes. (Though the rest of the Avengers’ reactions to Steve running for president were really amusing…)
The first couple of comics really resonated with me at the end. It was good to see Nick Fury, but I can’t help thinking that he should have been pretty old by the ‘modern’ day if he knew Steve back during the war.
It was also really interesting to see the use of paranormal in the comics, with Baron Blood. Every word I read by him somehow ended up sounding like Igor in my mind when I was reading it, though. It was pretty cool to see that the normal vampire myths were respected and to meet some of Steve’s original team of superheroes.
One of the things I really liked in these comics as well was the fact that Steve didn’t just get everything – he had to work and struggled with paying his bills. I felt that made him a superhero much easier to relate to.
This volume does make me interested in reading other Captain America comics in the future. I’m particularly intrigued to see Steve and the winter soldier and how that’s played out.