First Issue: Captain America – White

 

Cap whiteWriter: Jeph Loeb

Art: Tim Sale

Colour: Dave Stewart

The story: In a time of introspection, Cap reflects on the distant past of WW2, and the reasons he and the American government decided to train up a teenage sidekick and put him in the line of fire.

Why read it?: The team of Loeb and Sale, in their long collaborative relationship, have brought us two bona fide contemporary classics in the form of Batman: The Long Halloween and Batman: Dark Victory, subsequently they’ve plied their wears over at Marvel, creating a series of mini-series that explore retrospective events in the lives of key characters, each one being as touching and beautiful as the last. Daredevil: Yellow, Hulk: Grey and Spider-Man: Blue were all wonderful, and judging from this first issue, Captain America: White promises to be just as good, if not better. Sale’s art style really flies with wartime subjects, and as an added bonus issue #0 is included in issue #1.

Richard
A UK based Contributor; Richard Reynolds splits his time writing articles and interviews for Fanboy Confidential with running his own comicbook shop, Ground Zero Comics, as well as sticking his thumb in far too many pies, including illustration, writing and filmmaking, he also consumes fiction in all its forms like its going out of fashion.

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