CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS #2 (OF 5)
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Art by Carlos Pacheco
Size: 48 pages
A solid start. While it would have been nice to see the titular schism between Cyclops and Wolverine get laid out for us here, I can appreciate that we need to spend a little time understanding the friendship Scott and Logan have developed over the last few (realtime) years. It’s been hard to get a good sense of that from the regular monthly books, so I’ll let it slide that Schism #1 does not depict any schisms. The new villain introduced here is interesting, and while the whole “humanity hates and fears us and wants to kill us” angle is well-tread, the stakes do seem higher than ever (almost all the mutants, working and living together, very milita-like). In all, I wasn’t blown away, but I’m in for the ride.
The art was about the same. More than competent, really good on several occasions, but never jaw-droppingly beautiful. I liked seeing a stockier Wolverine, and in general the art did a nice job delivering a modern look with a timeless sensibility. And if the promo page at the end is true, Pacheco will be the sole artist on Gillen’s Uncanny relaunch – no mention of Greg Land
My favorite moment: “Snikt” into the bedroom floor.
Art: 4 - Very Good