Review by: akamuu

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Avg Rating: 3.4
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WRITER: Ed Brubaker
PENCILS: Bryan Hitch
COLORED BY: Paul Mounts
LETTERED BY: VC - Joe Caramagna
COVER BY: Bryan Hitch

Size: 40 pages
Price: 3.99

You remember how you once dated that crazy chick/guy?  You dated for years longer than you’d planned to because the sex was great, and you had so much fun while you were together.  At first all your friends thought (s)he was great, but over time they started to let slip that they didn’t *dislike* them, but that  if you two weren’t dating, they would totally not be friends with h(im)/(er).  So you decided to see other people for a while, and still be friends.  And then one night you both got really wasted and decided to fuck again, bwcause it used to be so good.  But it’s not good.  You’re not really into it.  (S)he’s not really into it.  You both know how it’s going to end, but you go through the motions anyway.  And it’s not just that it’s monotonous.  It’s horribly, awkwardly bad because you remember just how good it used to be.  That was Cap Reborn #6.

Poorly, poorly written.  Trite.  Every character does exactly what they need to to get them to the end of the issue.  And then it’s over.

You really don’t need to subject yourself to this issue.  You know how it ends, so why not just remember the good times with Brubaker’s Cap, and spend your four dollars on something you’ll actually enjoy.

Story: 1 - Poor
Art: 3 - Good


  1. Lol.  I’ll flip through it before I get it.  Thanks bro.  This is the third negative review I’ve read.  Were you in a pissy mood last night:)?

  2. I started feeling the same way about Brubaker’s Captain America sometime around last spring. You’re right, it was better to just, uh, pull out and leave the bitch to the curb. You can always remember the good times. But still to this day, I overhear stories from other dudes who are still convincing themselves that they’re having a good time dating her ("Well, it’s not as good as it used to be, but it’s still FINE–I’m still having fun, REALLY!") and I just have to shake my head. I’m glad I ended this relationship.

  3. @vadamowens: I was beginning to wonder about my mood, myself.  I read my pulls as I take them out of the boxes they ship from the warehouse.  I used to be the one who filled the boxes, so they’d be alphabetical.  Now they’re totally at random, so my stack is random.  And last night started with five books that I did not enjoy, but then the night got much, much better, and the reviews got much more complimentary.

     @flapjaxx: Sounds like you got out just in time.  Those other dudes need to stop drinking and take a good, long look at that relationship. 

  4. I was thinking of getting this in trade. I guess a strong no?

  5. @akamuu I noticed that they got more upbeat as I progressed through your reviews.  After reading the issue, I completely understand where you’re coming from.  Some of the dialogue seemed a bit stiff and Golden/Silver age-ish in how formulaic the Skull’s lines were.  "I’ll get my revenge", "you’ll rue the day" kind of shit.  I can’t stand that.  I expect more of Brubaker, but hey…at least Roger’s is back!!!

  6. @jesse: If you’re a big Cap fan, by all means, get the trade.  It has a strong beginning, and th ending in trade probably won’t seem as anti-climactic.  The problem with this issue is that it’s unnecessary.  The story could have easily wrapped last issue an been more satisfying.

     @vadmoens; You’ve hit it exactly.  The question is, what will be done with Rogers now that he’s back?

  7. I’m sure Marvel’s decision will range from delightfully mediocre to pretty fucking cool.  I’m aiming for mediocre, but that’s the trend that I’ve noticed in my short stint of comic reading.

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