Captain America #9 lets the Falcon and Sharon Carter shine in Cap’s place. . . .
Captain America #9
This issue puts Steve Rogers in the back seat and let’s his supporting cast do their thing in this second-to-last issue of the “Powerless” arc. This is a story worthy of the banner “Shattered Heroes” if there ever was one. It would have also made sense to tie this story into the Fear Itself advertisement which read “Do you fear a loss of faith?” Anyway, that would be a rant, and my purpose here is to review this comic.
And it isn’t a bad one. Brubaker carries the story along nicely, albeit predictably, with Sharon Carter able to fool Machinesmith into giving her what she wants. The bad part is that he wants something as well. They both get it, and next issue concludes this arc. The story is well-paced, with the panels laid out in a basic and logical fashion. There isn’t anything fancy here with the story at all. In fact, it reminds of a 1990s style Captain America story. Alan Davis’ pencils give us details where we need them, but what I like most about the art is the coloring by Laura Martin. Part of the reason this arc in general, and this book in particular, remind me of the 1990s is the color scheme. It’s colorful, but not over the top. I only have one gripe regarding the colors: in a few panels I had to ask myself “Where is the light source coming from?”
Overall, a fine but unmemorable issue.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|Interesting color scheme||A ho-hum issue|
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