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Captain America Civil War!

You may have heard that there is a new Marvel movie in theaters … Captain America Civil War!

Captain America Civil War

 

Captain America is my favorite superhero, and I’ve covered him a lot here at Longbox Graveyard. Get on board with Team Cap and prepare for the movie by reviewing these blasts from Longboxes past!

To help fill in your Captain America knowledge, I recommended these five graphic novel collections, including the iconic Captain America #1.

CaptainAmerica #1

 

And since Captain America is an identity as much as he is a hero, I dedicated a whole column to the time Steve Rogers gave up being Captain America!

Captain America No More!

My heart belongs to the Bronze Age, but my favorite Captain America run is of considerably more recent vintage. Here’s my appreciation of Ed Brubaker’s Captain America!

tremendous cover image

My list of the Top Ten Captain America Villains is the most popular thing I’ve ever published at Longbox Graveyard, and it prominently features the main bad guy of this new move — Zemo!

Baron Zemo

You can get a load of Jack “King” Kirby in my Captain America Covers Gallery and my Captain America By Kirby Gallery!

Captain America #193, Jack Kirby

And don’t miss my Captain America by Steranko Gallery, either!

Captain America #113 by Steranko

Enjoy the movie … and go Team Cap!

 

 

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Captain America: Sam Wilson #1

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #1

Capsule Review

Wings-and-a-shield is … not a great look. But this book as a whole looks just great. Artist Daniel Acuña strikes a middle ground between comic book and cartoonist style, resulting in serviceable action and superior facial expressions for a score of characters who are all unique and full of personality. The colors — which I assume Acuña did himself — are also light, nuanced, and inviting. Writer Nick Spencer gives us a Sam Wilson who adheres to his social worker roots by sticking up for the little guy, adeptly pitting him against the racist Sons of the Serpent, who are here mobilized as a vigilante patrol on America’s southern border. This new Cap isn’t nearly so well-connected as the old — in this issue alone he gets thrown off the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, and has to fly commercial … in the middle seat no less! Loved seeing Misty Knight as part of Sam’s supporting cast, and any book that gets Breitbart.com into a lather can’t be all bad!

Approachability For New Readers

Not so great. There’s a little text slug on the first page telling us that Sam Wilson has become the new Captain America, but there’s quite a bit of unexamined continuity leading into this tale.

Read #2?

Yep!

Sales Rank

#31 October

Read more about Captain America at Longbox Graveyard

Read more capsule reviews of Marvel’s All-New All-Different rolling reboot.

 

Captain America: Sam Wilson #1

Happy 4th of July From Longbox Graveyard!

Falcon & Cap

Happy 4th of July from the Falcon, Captain America, and Longbox Graveyard!

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