Sunday, February 13, 2011

CBR Review: Ultimate Captain America #2

I recently reviewed Ultimate Captain America #2 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "Sometimes, it’s hard to know what to make of Ultimate Captain America as a character. He will shift from being a xenophobic jerk to a sensitive, decent guy between panels often. There isn’t the sense of genuine valor and humility that the regular version of the character has, this one more brash and eager to fight. While the Marvel Universe Steve Rogers comes off as the idealization of America, this one is more reflective of its negative aspects. Some would call his shifts in character ‘complex,’ but they come off as disjointed in Ultimate Captain America #2. It reads like Jason Aaron is trying to be both faithful to previous portrayals of the character and not be limited by them. It doesn’t work."

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