Thursday, August 26, 2010

CBR Review: Captain America #609

I recently reviewed Captain America #609 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "One of the problems with James Barnes, the former Bucky and Winter Soldier, as Captain America is that he’s been out of the hero game so long that he doesn’t have many villains that are his own. Ed Brubaker could fall back on the regular Captain America villains to highlight the differences between James and Steve, but he does something different in the current storyarc by positioning Baron Zemo, a traditional Cap villain, as the natural antagonist to James. Because Zemo’s father was, supposedly, responsible for James’s death, Zemo treating James’s role as Captain America as a personal slight is a logical outgrowth. It’s an interesting approach and makes a lot of sense for both characters."

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