CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
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• Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails, sci-fi, pulp-fantasy era of Captain America is NOW!

• With no country and no allies, what’s left for the Sentinel of Liberty to protect?

• The Saga of Dimension Z begins here!

Story by Rick Remender
Art by John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson
Colors by Dean White
Cover by John Romita Jr., Joe Quesada, Skottie Young, Ryan Meinerding, & Jerome Opena

Price: $3.99
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  1. walterwhite walterwhite says:

    come on Remender and Romita Jr.,make me a fan of a Cap solo series again. Really excited about this one

    • AmirCat AmirCat says:

      LOL! Awsome handle & picture!

      If I were Remender & JRJR I would do my darnedest to make Heinsenberg happy.

      On a side note, I bought some random X-FORCE issues and I can’t believe how awesome that series is.

  2. saiyanzzrage saiyanzzrage says:

    This is my first solo cap series ever, so I am hoping i dig it…I could never get into the spy do gooder cap, and hoping this does it for me..plus I will pretty much ready anything by Remender, so lets go!

  3. I promised myself I was just going to trade wait on all these new Marvel Now! 3.99 books and get the ones that get great reviews, but Cap is the exception. I’ve got to see how this goes if only to hype myself up for the eventual trade.

  4. Sensei44 Sensei44 says:

    Marvel Now has had more hits than misses. I’ll at least give this one a try.

  5. cosmo cosmo says:

    Am I the only one who was underwhelmed by the preview?

    • TheRealVenom TheRealVenom says:

      Nope. I am to. Plus JRJR is the wrong artist for this title or a remender book in general. IMHO. Put Tony Moore on this and i’ll throw all my money at marvel.

    • kcekada says:

      Rememder hasn’t been much of an illustrator for years. He does fantastic layouts, but his illustrations leave a lot to be desired. Bru and company’s departure from Cap made a great jumping off point.

    • tripleneck tripleneck (@tripleneck) says:

      I’m going to buy this first issue, but I did not like the preview. Mainly because of the art. The painterly look wears out its welcome quickly for me unless you can actually paint, y’know, like Frazetta, Rockwell, or Rembrandt. That said, I’m sure Romita won’t be around for too long, maybe the first arc, and then it’ll be the usual round robin of Marvel stalwarts. So, I’ll be reading this first issue mainly to check out the story.

  6. jpriester73 jpriester73 says:

    This will be the first time since I started buying comics that someone not named Ed Brubaker will be writing it. It kind of feels weird…. Glad its Remender, he’s the Midas man of Marvel.

  7. Buying the 1st issue for Remender only and for the collectible #1, for a Con Signing. But I hate JRJR’s. dropped any and everything he drawers.

  8. nastysnow nastysnow says:

    Looking forward to this

  9. Grim Grim says:

    Gotta check this out because of Remender’s X-Force run. I hope this is just as good.

  10. microwave25 microwave25 says:

    This will also be my first Cap book but that cover is awful. The anatomy is all over the place.

  11. JDA190 JDA190 says:

    It’s gonna be great! From what I hear the book is going in a different direction than Brubakers run and I think that’s a good thing. I loved his Cap but I think if someone else came in and tried it, the stories wouldn’t be as good. So Remender is going to go in a more ‘action movie’ kind of story and I’m excited for it

    And who doesn’t love Arnim Zola?!?!

  12. When did hating John Romita, jr become a thing on the Internet? I really like his art andi seem o remember him being a fan favorite artist. When did tha stop?

    • GunnerAsh GunnerAsh says:

      I’m with you, I’m a Romita Jr fan and love his style. Seems like its become “the thing” to bash him recently.

    • I enjoy most of his artwork, but you have to admit, that cover looks bizarre, in a bad way.

    • TheRealVenom TheRealVenom says:

      JRJR’s the new greg land.

    • jpriester73 jpriester73 says:

      No Greg Land is still Greg Land. There is much more universal hate for his work than JRJR. JRJR’s work is typically a B- in my opinion. I don’t love or hate it.

    • theWAC1 theWAC1 says:

      Greg Land would give his left nut to illustrate comics like John Romita Jr. He will never be the new anyone. The man is a legend! He does not deserve the hate he gets. He tells great stories with his pictures especially when it’s him, Janson, and White. He is the only reason I am even checking this book out.

    • Winslow Winslow (@slowwc) says:

      I am a fan of JRJR, going back to his days on Daredevil–but this Cap cover is odd. Why shroud your hero’s face in shadow for a #1 issue, with no context? The pose is kind of awkward, too. I’m looking forward to this book, though. JRJR inked by Janson, and colored by Dean White is going to look good.

    • I’ve never liked JRJR’s art. I don’t know if it ever was a “thing.” I think it looks terrible, like an amateur got a lucky break. I gave this issue a shot, and it will be my last. This is something people buy for the art, it’s smaller than most DC books, and doesn’t compare when it comes to art. Not for me.

  13. trobinson79 trobinson79 says:

    Remender is writing this. It will be awesome. That is all.

  14. Jdudley says:

    Much of JR JR’s work has looked rushed in recent years (and probably was!)
    But, like most Marvel NOW titles, the creators had quite a bit of time to work on these books before release, and it shows.

    The preview pages looked fantastic to my eye and I think the colorist is a big reason for that. I’m loving the look of JR JR at his best with these colors. Incredu my atmospheric and perfectly suited for a heavy sci-fi tale.

    Can’t wait.

  15. player1 player1 says:

    Looking forward to a new era.

    Kept my subscription going for another year.

  16. n.y.rican68 n.y.rican68 says:

    This is gonna be good!

  17. yyzKyle yyzKyle says:

    I will buy this. Hope for the best but expectations lowered by the terrible cover.

  18. How does jrjr have a job? I’ll buy this because of my love for both captain America and remender, but this is going to to be a challenge. Yuck.

    • Conor Kilpatrick Conor Kilpatrick (@cskilpatrick) says:
    • theWAC1 theWAC1 says:

      JRJR has a job because he is one of the best comic book artists alive….he can flat out lace panels. This art team has pumped out great work in the past. I am expecting lots of reviews with art .

    • JRJR is one of the best storytellers currently working in comics and has been for years. He can also stick to a monthly schedule which is a rarity nowdays. The internet hate is moronic to say the least.

    • Everyone responds to JRJR criticism with “he’s the best.” No he isn’t. The number of people who hate his art should be an awakening that “he’s the best in the business” isn’t a valid answer. I’d like a good answer to that question, how does this guy have a job?

    • TurdSandwich TurdSandwich says:

      I think he has a job because your OPINION is the minority. More people think he is ONE OF the best in the business–including those in the business–than don’t. He has a distinctive style/aesthetic that a lot of people enjoy and appreciate, so he will continue to get work no matter how much you disagree with it.

    • tdestry says:

      I guess I must be in the minority as well. I’ve been scratching my head over the praise since Kick-ass. I don’t hate his art but I’ve never seen anything to justify the praise. He seems very mediocre to me. I guess his art just doesn’t do it for me. *shrug* To each their own.

    • It just the expression on people’s faces. They’re all the same. Woman, man, child, dog. Doesn’t matter. It IS just my opinion and im not trying to start a gripefest, I was just legitimately curious as to why he’s so often praised. Because I clearly don’t get it.

  19. muddi900 says:

    Rick Remender cannot write a coherent book to save his life!

    • jpriester73 jpriester73 says:

      Seriously? His story structure of writing a bunch of 5 issues arcs that tell a sub stories that can stand alone but also make up a meta-narrative is probably the most “coherent” I’ve seen. You might not like those stories which is cool, but he does a better job than almost anyone I’ve seen in telling coherent stories.

  20. theWAC1 theWAC1 says:

    What is the criticism of Romita Jr’s pencils? I think he is a great storyteller, conveys emotion well, action well, and versatile. Is it that his faces sometimes look similar to each other? He has been making great comics for years, and its not because he’s a bad artist.

    • I don’t get it, either. I’ve loved his work ever since he stopped drawing in a “Marvel House style” like he did back in the early 80s and started getting his own distinct look. I think he’s one of the best pencilers working today.

  21. GunnerAsh GunnerAsh says:

    I thought this was great, I thought Remender did a good job making me care for Cap, especially when he was in dangrer/pain. A solid first issue, I’ll be back for #2.

  22. CaseyJustice CaseyJustice says:

    Much as it pains me, I may have to wait and catch up on this one. It sucks, because I love JRJR. His run on Thor from the late 90′s defined epic.

  23. JDA190 JDA190 says:

    I like JRJR’s art. Though I feel that an artist really has to ‘match’ up with a book that he’s doing. Not every artist can do every book. I think that JRJR’s style really fits with a lot of different types of books though. From a grim and gritty style to a more action paced superhero book. It’ll be different from Steve Epting of course, but the book is going in a different direction.

    I’m really looking forward to this book.

  24. Although I’m a big Remender fan I wasn’t to impressed by Uncanny Avengers so I came into this open minded especially as it’s was going to be the first Cap solo series I’ve picked up. This was totally up my street, really impressed. The story was great and has me hooked so far and the art was good, not great but good.

  25. tomistommy tomistommy says:

    Alright, 10 pages in and I’m sold. Apparently all you need to do is have some Mogwai references (“I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead”) to get me on board.

  26. Hmm. I must have terrible taste, I like that cover. Quite a bit. I’m not artist or whatever, the shadow is obviously cast over cap but is solid on the facial region. Oh well, it as a whole looks pretty awesome as a cover to me.

    I haven’t read this yet, but can’t wait. Loved everything I’ve read by Rememder and the Pulp/Sci-Fi tone of this sounds fucking amazing. Loved Fear Agent, Sea of Red, Frankencastle, X-Force, most of Venom, etc. Uncanny Avengers wasn’t my favorite by his, but it was all set up.

  27. JasonTodd JasonTodd says:

    Wow this was terrible… super confusing art and story. Not a good first issue for a Cap novice like me!

  28. tripleneck tripleneck (@tripleneck) says:

    I liked this a lot more than I thought I would based on the preview pages. A few thoughts I had:

    It looks like Steve Rogers’ childhood was the same as Flash Thompson’s. Is that family situation canon or is Remender ‘adding value’ to the Cap backstory?

    The set up to get Cap into his new predicament was just out and out ridiculous, a b-grade Twilight Zone plot macguffin. But if Remender is going to make this kind of hokum work, he’s gonna have to go all in and make the plots far-out-wacky and that would be a lot of fun.

    No more noir realism for this title.

  29. JaqueNargg JaqueNargg says:

    Really didn’t care for this, and I was probably more excited about this than any other marvel now book. The art was just awkward with muddy colors, and I’m not too interested in the sci fi whacky side of Captain America.

    • Ordained Ordained says:

      I have to agree. I’m not one of those hardcore JrJr lovers, I can appreciate the work he did in the past but this is nowhere near his A game, so the book suffers for it.

    • phess1 phess1 says:

      I think the point of the book is not “wacky sci fi” so much as an examination of Captain America as a man.

    • jpriester73 jpriester73 says:

      I think the point of the “sci fi” is to put Captain America in a place where the symbol doesn’t matter. When the symbol doesn’t matter you can get to the man behind it.

    • phess1 phess1 says:

      jpriester73 I could not have said it better. This feels similar (in the limited sample size we have) To Remender’s venom run which was essentially an examination of Flash Thompson’s complicated relationships.

  30. scottie67 scottie67 says:

    Never read Captain America before and this didn’t help. I thought the art was not very good (just not my tatse) and the story wasn’t to my liking. Won’t be going back for #2?

  31. This was surprisingly good. Don’t really care for the character or Romita’s art, but Remender pulled me in. I’ll give it another issue.

  32. fo sho says:

    As I read this book, I felt like this was one of those either you love it or hate it kind of books. I thought it was pretty average but funny how the comments so far seem to reflect a mixed reception to the book, both art and story.

  33. This is pretty much my first time reading a Captain America book. It was a decent start and like most of the relaunched books I’m going to give it at least 3 issues to decide if I’ll keep it.

  34. stasisbal stasisbal says:

    I’d say Remender, Romita and the gang nailed it. Top notch stuff. I’m on board for now.

  35. muddi900 says:

    Did Cap always had abudive childhood, or this was Remender grittifying yet another story.

    • jpriester73 jpriester73 says:

      I didn’t see it as Reminder saying it is a constant in his life, just an isolated incident during the stresses of the great depression. His mom’s desire to get back up reflects so much of who Steve Rogers is. I would totally dig it all being about his childhood.

  36. bkk6 bkk6 says:

    actually really liked this issue, damn marvel having me buy more books? will captain america be double shipping?

  37. CrimsonBlur CrimsonBlur says:

    …………………. I liked it… up until he got to the train and it went stupid. It happened way to fast… and monsters like that don’t seem like a Captain America story. Sci-Fi is apart of Capt, but not THIS kind of sci-fi… even more so when its rushed in after a GREAT start to a book.

    • CrimsonBlur CrimsonBlur says:

      Re-read it to get my seconed opinion.. its growing on me. I’ll try out the first arc ether way.

    • scottie67 scottie67 says:

      I also went back and re-read it, better the second time. Will give it another try.

    • theWAC1 theWAC1 says:

      I felt just like you. Is this really a Captain America story?? Kinda corny too, and I didn’t like the short choppy thought boxes. Maybe I’ll give it a re-read. Maybe I’ll give it another issue. Thing is, I heard the first arc is like 12 issues, at 3.99, that’s a mighty pricey sampling.

    • smo5000 smo5000 says:

      It’s rushed in because the story calls for it, he says he’s been working nonstop and Sharon even talks to him about being Steve Rogers more.

  38. RMattK RMattK says:

    Like a lot of the people commenting here, this is my first ever Cap solo series book. I picked it up mainly because of Remender and the work he has done on X-Force, Secret Avengers and Venom. The book read like something very much from Remender, and as usual was interesting and held my attention. The art, on the other hand was sub-par. Romita’s art fits well on on a project like Hit-Girl, but with this series it felt juvenile and outmatched by the writing. From reading some of the posts I guess a lot of people don’t like Romita Jr.’s and Greg Land’s art. Well, Land is penciling Marvel Now’s Iron Man and I think that looks pretty decent, even good. With Romita Jr. I really understand what people are complaining about.

  39. smo5000 smo5000 says:

    I loved this issue, great start for a Cap solo book. I’m digging the lone wolf and cub situation that’s developing, in it for the long haul.

    JRJR’s work has always been great to me, I’ll never understand why people dont like his work. Haters gonna hate I guess.

  40. Based on the cover I was expecting the art to be worse and the writing to be better. Dimension Z? Meh. I haven’t decided if I’m in for #2 or not, but I’ve heard such good things about Remender that I’ll probably pick it up.

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