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So for my $2.99 this is just about the best thing Marvel has going. I thought I'd post some scenes from last month's issue— #623 came out this week, but I am still putting my thoughts together about that.

Anyway, this the book that they turned Captain America into when they killed him off in Fear Itself. Basically, it charts the coming of age of Bucky Barnes in self contained single issue installments. Ed Brubaker and Marc Andreyko on words, Chris Samnee on pencils, Bettie Breitweiser on colors, Namor McKenzie on burn.

One of the recurring ideas in the series (and Brubaker's WW2 Marvel stuff in general) is the propaganda of war not necessarily matching up to the reality of it, so there's lots of interacting with the newsreels. Also, our plot for this issue: all the other Invaders were captured while Bucky was out scouting. It's up to Bucky to rescue them, but he's the least powerful, wat do. There's a flashback to a few weeks earlier, when he messed up and got in over his head.

Namor had to save Bucky instead of going after Meranno, who escaped.

Anyway, it turns out Arnim Zola is the one who has captured the Invaders, he's stuck them into tubes and is siphoning their powers into a single uber-Nazi!! Samnee draws great expressions.

Eventually though, Bucky saves his teammates through a combination of cleverness and a willingness to break all his ribs. O frabjous day!

I'm super duper biased, but Brubaker's done a lot of good comics that play Namor and Bucky off each other in the present. (Winter Soldier: Winter Kills, Old Friends and Enemies.) So it was nice to see him explore the early days of their relationship.

Date: 2011-10-27 08:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leoboiko
My brain instantly created an entire Namor/Bucky fanfic ending with “I hope you aren’t too injuried to walk, Barnes”

Date: 2011-10-27 08:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
This is cute (and I love Bucky's expression when the folks on either side of him get torched), though I dunno, Namor is supposed to be a grown up, mocking a kid (never mind one who has Cap's respect and trust) seems overly juvenile for him.... all right, MAYBE overly juvenile for him.

Date: 2011-10-27 08:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Heh, I'd forgotten he was young at this point :)

Date: 2011-10-27 10:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sir_mikael
I love the expressions of the guys getting torched. They look so surprised. And then in the next panel they scream.

Date: 2011-10-27 08:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
Whatever happened to Toro, anyway?

Date: 2011-10-27 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] runespoor
SARCASM TOTALLY IS A SUPERPOWER, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. And so is being "too stupid to give up".

Pretty, pretty art, and good Brubaker storytelling omg.

Date: 2011-10-27 09:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] evilsneak
Did Bucky just drop a motorcycle on a group of Nazi soliders? (second panel)

Damn that kid was hardcore!

Date: 2011-10-27 11:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
Ooh! Sick burn, Namor!

Date: 2011-10-28 05:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
Coming from Namor, that was practially a bear hug.

Date: 2011-10-28 12:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
I really dig the art here^^

Date: 2011-10-28 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] graypumpkin
I've not been that much of a fan of Brubaker's run on Cap, it has had it moments, but for the most part I've found the pace to be too decompressed, even by today's standards and the plotting rather dull and lackluster, some great character moments but mired by plodding action.
This looks worth checking out though, so thanks for sharing. The absolutely gorgeous artwork certainly isn't hurting either.


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