We wind down Asmus’ and Brubaker’s run on Captain America and Bucky.
Captain America and Bucky #628
This is the last issue of “Captain America and Bucky” before it changes its title to “Captain America and Hawkeye,” and becomes a proper team-up book. It also changes creative teams, which may not be a bad thing, as it will breath some new life into the title. Ed Brubaker has been legendary, don’t get me wrong, but it’s time for someone else to take the reigns. Besides, we still have some Brubaker on the main Captain America title.
I must confess that this is the least interesting issue of this run, and I’m not sure why. I need to go back and reread this arc, because a few times during this arc I got confused on who was who. This arc wasn’t the best, and it was Francavilla’s art that carried this arc. Needless to say, the read Steve Rogers did not allow the android Steve Rogers to destroy humanity. Considering the scope of the evil android’s plan, the ending is a little anti-climatic. Steve has a lot on his plate right now, as always, so an evil android Captain America’s plot to destroy humanity and usher in an age of machines doesn’t register too loudly on the scale.
Overall, I’m glad to be moving on. I’d like to see Francavilla move on to another title (Daredevil? Winter Soldier?), but it’s time that “Captain America and Bucky” is ready to be laid to rest.
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|Peek art of the arc||Anti-climatic ending|
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