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Subj: Re: Cap 695 Revisted and trade recommendations
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 at 05:30:11 am EST (Viewed 278 times)
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Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 at 07:05:05 am EST (Viewed 294 times)
I have the complete opposite view of Cap. With a few exceptions, I am not a big fan of him in the Avengers book.
It isn't that I dislike him in the books, I just feel that by large he doesn't get the interesting character points in that book. A notable exception is from Roger Stern's run, after the mansion is destroyed.
I find this to be common place in team books where the book isn't teh only place the characters appear regularly.
I always prefer the runs that explore who Steve is as a man, not an icon. Lee and Colan's run, Englehart, Gerber, Dematteis, Brubaker, and many parts of Gruenwald's are among my favorites.
That brings me to my thoughts on Captain America #595...
I thought it was very paint by numbers. Which is fine. Normally it would irritate me, but I get why it was what it was.
It had been a year and a half of beating the Hell out of who Steve Rogers was. He was a villain A brutal villain . A mass murderer. He had his former sidekick shot in front of a firing squad.
It needed to be put behind us. This had to be a re-establishing of who Steve Rogers is.
Now, all this doesn't mean I don't think seeing Steve's thoughts, either in caption or balloons, wouldn't have made it a richer story.
I also think a lot of writers could have made evil Steve work well, with him mind controlled, but still at odds. Actually wanting a benevolent HYDRA. But it doesn't matter because all of these things are past now.
As for future Steve? I think the whole point is to take him offf the chessboard in a more respectful way.
I honestly believe that across the next 2 Avnegers movies, Cap, Iron Man, and possibly Thor, and Hulk will die.
The new characters were not done for any diversity reason. It was to prepare the next phase of movies.
My guess is that #700 will in some way lead to not-Steve as Cap. Probably Falcon, maybe Bucky. Either are fine (as fine as I can be without it being Steve) as long as the writer is less hamfisted than Nick Spencer.
I think Waid is here to either retire Cap, kill him in a respectful way, or just put him soomeplace else for a while. After all, how long does retirement or death last in comicsanyway.
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