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48 Reviews: Captain America #614

Written by 48 THRiLLS on Sunday, January 30 2011 and posted in Reviews

Law and Order: Captain America style!

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Credits & Solicit Info:

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE
The Trial of Captain America continues its roller-coaster ride! With Bucky's trial distracting our heroes, the new Red Skull plots a terror attack at the heart of America!
40 PGS./Rated T+ $3.99


With issue 613 leaving off with Sin planning on blowing up the Statue of Liberty, Part 4 of 'The Trial of Captain America' starts off with Black Widow and Falcon at an abandoned construction site that a Fascist group is allegedly operating out of and things don't go too well for the duo... Meanwhile in the courtroom, things are going promising for Bucky Barnes as his lawyer Bernie Rosenthal who discredits Norman Osborn in a small guest appearance has her star witness Dr. Faustus on the stand and he really takes over this issue and shows just how bad of a man he can be, which throughout this issue I really think he steals the show. After a brief interruption by one of Sins' flunkies who delivers a video to the courtroom which shows her plans and this puts helpless Bucky in a pretty compromising situation as he needs to figure out if he wants to sit tight or take care of things on his own.

This arc has been fantastic and really built off the momentum of the previous Baron Zemo arc which has gotten this comic back to its' awesomeness after the brief stumbling of 'Reborn'. With Steve Rogers being in more comics than Deadpool (which is quite fine by me) this is still definitely Buckys' book and while Brubaker does give us hints of greatness from him we still haven't seen that defining Captain America moment for the former sidekick. Will we see that at the conclusion of this arc? I hope so, I have been enjoying Bucky in this role as Cap and even more so I am loving Steve Rogers being Steve Rogers.

Butch Guice may not be my first choice as artist for this book but he has been solid, consistent, and on time... I don't think you can ask any more from an artist than that. With the next issue we get the conclusion to this arc and judging by the ending of this issue it looks to be a good one as Ed Brubaker looks to add to his already legendary run on this title.

ART - 7


Review by: 48 THRiLLS

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