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D. Strange

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Subj: Re: Captain America #696: Simple, Swordsman, and Sauga River...
Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 at 06:25:02 am EST (Viewed 202 times)
Reply Subj: Captain America #696: Simple, Swordsman, and Sauga River...
Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 at 01:23:40 pm EST (Viewed 246 times)

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Captain America 696 (2018)

OMG! That was... simple. Sigh. Maybe more simple than the relaunch/renumbering of last ish. Same one-and-done concept of last ish, too; small town, black & white problem, villain captured, problem solved, happy ending, moving on. While last issue was a refreshing change/break from the character abuse that Cap's gotten for years now - this felt EXACTLY the same. No real POV exposition of the foe - which was VERY DISAPPOINTING in regards to the newly introduced SWORDSMAN successor. Nothing, NOTHING, on the mystery costumed recluse with a blade save he was a fun foil for fighting Cap for a sequence (with his unique sword). There's a lovely small town cast - which probably will warrant zero demand or need for a recurring appearance. A phone call with Sharon Carter (that we can't even read) - but effectively STILL no satisfying followup to Steve's S.E. aftermath status. A feel good pleasant adventure to read - yet not much to talk about after the penniless hero rides his bike into the sunset.

In spite of disappointing elements missing, this installment was still... likable. Maybe you loved it?



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It was a lot of missed opportunities.

It was basic... but that, much like the last one, could have been expanded on and made interesting by an internal monologue from Steve.

Back to your point on the Swordsman, he looked very similar to the one who Steve was team mates with.

Shouldn't that have peeked his interest? It sure peeked mine. It is a weird choice for anyone to copy.

There is an old adage, people like reading about people. I didn't feel like I was reading about people. It didn't even feel like a story, it felt like a recounting of a story.

Last issue had many of the same problems. I shrugged it off since I got it, we have to re-establish Steve as a hero, and a nice simple way. All to counter act HYDRA Cap.

I can do it again. But it will get old fast. For me anyway.

I stated this in a lower post, I don't think it matters, I think is Waid is here just to make Cap a hero, and then take him off the board in a more respectful way.

All the replacements that Marvel has had, I believe that they were to make way for the MCU, when the next 2 Avengers films kill/force into retirement (but probably kill) most of the.


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