Captain America (SPOILERS through #41)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Hermiod, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Yassim

    Yassim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 1, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Really? I liked the book a lot, but I was surprised at how much Cap was sharing his own title. At times, the book could have been titled SHIELD. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing, but Cap didn't feel central to things. So when he was killed, it seemed like Bru was more interested in the entourage than the star.

    He's doing great things with the entourage, so I can't really complain. It just struck me as odd that he took one of Marvel's most white-bread characters, and gave his book new life by generating a tapestry of noir espionage (much like some of his other books) and then taking the character out.

    I might not be giving Bru enough credit for writing Steve Rogers well, because it's not a very flamboyant assignment - it's not like writing good dialogue for Spiderman, or Wolverine, or Magneto, where it's obvious whether the character is on or not. Steve doesn't have as many obvious tics as a lot of characters, and Bru did some nice subtle stuff with him. "I've been punched by the Hulk. This is nothing."
  2. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Mar 4, 2004
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    The noir espionage thing, while taken to a new stylistic level here, has a lot of precedent in his older stories; he's been regularly employed by SHIELD since the Lee run; Brubaker just made it more Bauer than Bond, I think.