Review by: TheNextChampion

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*takes glasses off and rubs eyes* Ehh……..

Well, at least it was readable, that’s all I can really say.

Brubaker has basically wrote himself to become a god of comics for his ‘Death of Captain America’ story. You know this praise, he has written himself a modern classic and everyone should pick that up right away. While this ‘Time’s Arrow’ three parter has been sub-par; with this being the worst issue of the bunch.

Why is it bad? God I couldnt tell you the last time I was bored of a story. I like the villains Brubaker is using, especially this introduction(?) of this chinese ‘ghost’. I like the plot conceit for the rest of his run, with trying to make sure his Invader teammates wont get cloned. Hell I even love it now that I dont see Bucky as a ‘rookie’ Cap. Overall though, this was just boring from page one. People like Black Widow and even Batroc (who was written perfectly two issues ago) arent used to their full potential here. Even the fighting is that great, but that could be because of the art.

Speaking of the art, geez I can see why the itrinity has been lukeworm of Luke Ross’s pencils. Some of the panels are downright unreadable because of his layouts. The characters are static when they are suppose to be in motion and again the fighting is left to be desired. Then for some god awful reason, someone else comes in to do the last couple of pages. Why ‘Butch Guice’ (if that is a real name, who names a kid Butch?)┬áhad to take over for the end makes no sense. At least Ross’s pencils are clean and pretty detailed; here Guice’s pencils are sketchy and not too good looking. So why this had to happen makes no sense.

Overall I am not saying this is the end of the world. It’s always tough to win over a crowd when many critics and fans say you make a ‘modern classic’. But the end to this three parter was not the enjoyable to read and I hope Ross is off this title….Hmm an artist name Ross needs to leave, thank god it isnt Alex Ross.

Story: 2 - Average
Art: 2 - Average


  1. At least the cover is nice… a "don’t make eye contact in the elevator" captain america.

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