Review by: BobDigi76

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Avg Rating: 3.6
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WRITER: Ed Brubaker
PENCILS: Luke Ross
COLORED BY: Dean White
LETTERED BY: VC - Joe Caramagna
COVER BY: Gerald Parel

Size: 40 pages
Price: 3.99

Wow, this issue really lost me. All of a sudden if you don’t agree with Obama’s policies & aren’t in favor of all the government spending of your tax dollars like a drunken sailor you’re a racist. Now Brubaker doesn’t overtly come out & say that, but he does have Sam Wilson point out there are no blacks in the Tea Party rally. The Tea Party isn’t about race. It’s about reducing the excessive reach of the federal government in our lives. But then you can’t paint them as bad guys if you actually give the Tea Party a fair presentation. Bru’ really went out of his way to hit you over the head with this one & it left me pretty cold. It’s disappointing b/c I’m a huge fan of his & have loved his work since Sleeper. Maybe I’m getting fatigued by Cap due to the mishandling of Reborn & Steve’s return but this story was stilted & predictable. Hopefully Bru’ can recover next month.

Story: 1 - Poor
Art: 2 - Average


  1. It’s always funny to see the rating for art suffer on reviews where people didn’t like the story.

  2. As long as Epting’s off the book it’s disappointing.

  3. Art was better than a two…but when you hate what you’re seeing because the storyline sucks, I can understand why Bob had it that way….Bob, you’re spot on in your review.  I gave the book a 1 too.

  4. How can a series that provided so many great arcs wind up here under the same author?

    This book has the stink of Bendis and Quesada all over it.

    I predict Brubaker will either put this book back on track post Seige or pull a JMS.

  5. I thought the political stuff was a tad over the top, but:

    Idaho is extremely white. More importantly, Falcon is a New Yorker and his conception of Idaho is probably that everyone there is white. You are seeing a lot of this thorugh his eyes, and I completely believe that is how he would see it.

    As far as racism goes, Brubaker is not necessarily implying Tea Partiers are racist, but that the splinter, radical militia group is, which is hardly a shocking leap. There is obviously more that can be said, but I know the iFanboys frown on really getting into politics, so I will leave it there.


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