Captain America #16
I actually don't mind Jet Black. I have to admit that I did sort of enjoy her internal monologue at the beginning. Having said that, as the issue progressed, the wheels began to slowly fall off. Had I been a reader who hadn't read Uncanny Avengers I would have had no idea who this Red Skull was or his S-Men were. It's a common problem I've seen in a lot of comic book writers these days. Some of them simply assume that the reader has read the issues his their current story is based on. It's just bad writing, in my opinion, to make that assumption.
I found the last three pages in particular to be a complete mess. Cap shows up, makes some statements that make it seem like he's not actually him, and then Jet Black's father appears. Both these appearances together seem to be some sort of hallucination. The problem is that it seems to come out of nowhere with no explanation about why it's happening. Then, Jet Black is standing in the spot where she was before she encountered the Red Skull. Was it all a hallucination? It's not clear at all and I felt frustration and confusion after I was finished reading.
It all made for a very unsatisfying read. I'd say this was easily the worst issue of Remender's run so far.
3 out of 10, and I only give it that high a score due to how much I enjoyed the first eight pages.
Thank you Troy for the sig