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Story by Jason Aaron
Art by Ron Garney
Colors by Jason Keith & Matt Milla
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover by Ron Garney & Jason Keith

Size: pages
Price: 3.99

This latest arc in Cap’s legacy is a grim look into the dark soul of an American hero. Sometimes I think it is more of a story about the new ways America fights wars. In a way, Simpson is Cap’s own doubts about the country and ideals he loves so much and has fought so hard to protect. I personally love the idea of a captain america being created  for different eras. When the world seemed more black and white, the Nazis being a very defineable evil force, a simple “fight the bad guys” hero could arise, but now with the lines and loyalties of war so blurred, it is easy to see how a new hero could become cold and disenfranchised with his reason for being. Think of what would become of an Iraq war Captain America. How long could he fight before he fell to the same problems Simpson faced in Vietnam? If the Ultimate line of this book continues with more social commentary and delves deeper into the pathos of what being a patriot means, this series will continue to be my pick.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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