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Cap 31

http://www.marvel.com/catalog/?id=7473
http://www.popcultureshock.com/2006/42740/42740_3.jpg
And this solicit seems VERY misleading for consumers concerning the Black Widow involvement this issue:
http://www.popcultureshock.com/captain-america-31-preview/42740/


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-really nice story related cover. Always good to keep some part of Cap visible on the cover of the title he still doesn't appear in too
-huh? What revolution? She talking good guys or bad??! Intriguing prologue
-Previously Page: At least it was verbose. But, c'mon! #31. Act 2. Part One. It seems a bit overly sectionated(have no idea the correct word). And the noted absence of the chapter titles again seems like it will make the TBP unsymmetrical(wrong word again?)
-as I read the opening setting my mind was noting nitpicks in Cap' actions in the welcome appearance of Cap even if only in flashback. Then the eventual reveal of mind manipulation actually caught me off guard very nicely. Too bad it wasn't the real Cap but the tidbits from WS narration got me wondering:
Does he have a sister we've yet to see? Was he really brought into the army life at 12 years old? Are they retconning him into a bully or is this his misremembering?
-the art was just okay this issue but the diving out of the plane fire, with belt flapping, looked real neat
-glad WS called Faustus an SOB after my last issue comments. Wow, he should've added UNKEMPT too
-'Elsewhere'??! Why not just state the location? It would be an appreciated/necessary tidbit to see what SHIELD location they are at
-20 agents MIA??! Wow. Tony is handled well in his other title guest appearances and usually in control. But is he really less in control than other places. He seems in character but his SHIELD is falling apart in this title
-thank goodness he's Batman smart to really question Sharon's actions
-Red Skull mask is drawn appropriately. His Kronas army doesn't seem that impressive despite the on panle seen amassed
-2 more thankfully short but pivotal manipulated flashbacks to get into Bucky's head seem unreliable origin retold interludes
-eerie splash with the tube-clones
-fortunately Faustus is not a dumb villain at this point with his final test. I think WS is lying too, BTW. Another surprise with the nurse reveal (who I think is a fake too). Good enough cliffhanger though it's probably just blanks else Faustus IS a dumb villain unfortunately
-nothing overly special about this issue. Next issue cover looks interesting (and Redwing survived??!)





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Bob Hastings




It was an alright issue, though not ultra-compelling. My only real complaint is the fact that every issue, we see the characters say "Damn" and "Hell" seemingly a dozen times. I sure wish Brubaker could clean up the language without making it look hokey. It's a real fine line, but Bru seems like a smart guy who could walk it perfectly if he really tried.

> Does he have a sister we've yet to see? Was he really brought into the army life at 12 years old? Are they retconning him into a bully or is this his misremembering?

Bucky's sister was introduced about six years ago in the "America Lost" storyline by Dan Jurgens at the tail end of Volume 3. However, I can't remember if she was his older or younger sister...

As for the bully thing, that may or may not be true, and I suppose it doesn't matter either way, but I just read it as more of Faustus' mind tricks. He may have been manipulating Buck into feelings of guilt.

-Bobby H


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Michael




Actually, she was introduced earlier than that -- she was introduced in a Marvel Holiday Special when Cap met her working as a volunteer in a soup kitchen. Michael

> It was an alright issue, though not ultra-compelling. My only real complaint is the fact that every issue, we see the characters say "Damn" and "Hell" seemingly a dozen times. I sure wish Brubaker could clean up the language without making it look hokey. It's a real fine line, but Bru seems like a smart guy who could walk it perfectly if he really tried.
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> > Does he have a sister we've yet to see? Was he really brought into the army life at 12 years old? Are they retconning him into a bully or is this his misremembering?
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> Bucky's sister was introduced about six years ago in the "America Lost" storyline by Dan Jurgens at the tail end of Volume 3. However, I can't remember if she was his older or younger sister...
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> As for the bully thing, that may or may not be true, and I suppose it doesn't matter either way, but I just read it as more of Faustus' mind tricks. He may have been manipulating Buck into feelings of guilt.
>
> -Bobby H


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#1BUCKYFAN





DO YOU KNOW WHAT YEAR THIS COMIC CAME OUT AND IF IT HAD AN ISSUE # Marvel Holiday Special
THANKS #1BUCKYFAN


> Actually, she was introduced earlier than that -- she was introduced in a Marvel Holiday Special when Cap met her working as a volunteer in a soup kitchen. Michael
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> > It was an alright issue, though not ultra-compelling. My only real complaint is the fact that every issue, we see the characters say "Damn" and "Hell" seemingly a dozen times. I sure wish Brubaker could clean up the language without making it look hokey. It's a real fine line, but Bru seems like a smart guy who could walk it perfectly if he really tried.
> >
> > > Does he have a sister we've yet to see? Was he really brought into the army life at 12 years old? Are they retconning him into a bully or is this his misremembering?
> >
> > Bucky's sister was introduced about six years ago in the "America Lost" storyline by Dan Jurgens at the tail end of Volume 3. However, I can't remember if she was his older or younger sister...
> >
> > As for the bully thing, that may or may not be true, and I suppose it doesn't matter either way, but I just read it as more of Faustus' mind tricks. He may have been manipulating Buck into feelings of guilt.
> >
> > -Bobby H


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Blanket-Man




I really liked this issue. The focus on Bucky was welcome after he shared so much page time with Sharon and Sam lately. I loved how he fought off Faustus' mind control efforts, especially the "fat man" discussion. There's no way the doc has him under his power at the end. Bucky's either a) fully aware there are only blanks in the gun (someone like him could possibly tell by the weight of the gun...?) so he pulls the trigger while aimed at Sharon to assuage Faustus' doubts; b) shooting just above/to the side of Sharon before turning the gun on the Fat Man; or c) he's fired at Faustus. Still, a cool ending - can't wait til next ish!

As for the upcoming New Cap: At this point, it's gotta be Bucky, right? Are there any other legitimate candidates left? It's possible Brubaker's got something up his sleeve, ready to pull someone out of left field at the last minute, but that doesn't seem his style. His stories have surprises, of course, but they have been logical ones, surprises that he carefully built toward. Even if you think Bucky's resurrection was far-fetched, the clues were certainly there in the Winter Soldier's first few appearances. All signs that I see are pointing to Bucky taking the shield. I just can't figure how Stark, or Sam, or Sharon, or whoever, is going to convince the Winter Soldier to wear the duds and officially take Steve's place.

Can't wait to see where this all goes. I do think Faustus isn't long for this world, this time maybe for good...

B-Man


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> -really nice story related cover. Always good to keep some part of Cap visible on the cover of the title he still doesn't appear in too
> -huh? What revolution? She talking good guys or bad??! Intriguing prologue
> -Previously Page: At least it was verbose. But, c'mon! #31. Act 2. Part One. It seems a bit overly sectionated(have no idea the correct word). And the noted absence of the chapter titles again seems like it will make the TBP unsymmetrical(wrong word again?)
> -as I read the opening setting my mind was noting nitpicks in Cap' actions in the welcome appearance of Cap even if only in flashback. Then the eventual reveal of mind manipulation actually caught me off guard very nicely. Too bad it wasn't the real Cap but the tidbits from WS narration got me wondering:
> Does he have a sister we've yet to see? Was he really brought into the army life at 12 years old? Are they retconning him into a bully or is this his misremembering?
> -the art was just okay this issue but the diving out of the plane fire, with belt flapping, looked real neat
> -glad WS called Faustus an SOB after my last issue comments. Wow, he should've added UNKEMPT too
> -'Elsewhere'??! Why not just state the location? It would be an appreciated/necessary tidbit to see what SHIELD location they are at
> -20 agents MIA??! Wow. Tony is handled well in his other title guest appearances and usually in control. But is he really less in control than other places. He seems in character but his SHIELD is falling apart in this title
> -thank goodness he's Batman smart to really question Sharon's actions
> -Red Skull mask is drawn appropriately. His Kronas army doesn't seem that impressive despite the on panle seen amassed
> -2 more thankfully short but pivotal manipulated flashbacks to get into Bucky's head seem unreliable origin retold interludes
> -eerie splash with the tube-clones
> -fortunately Faustus is not a dumb villain at this point with his final test. I think WS is lying too, BTW. Another surprise with the nurse reveal (who I think is a fake too). Good enough cliffhanger though it's probably just blanks else Faustus IS a dumb villain unfortunately
> -nothing overly special about this issue. Next issue cover looks interesting (and Redwing survived??!)
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krishna




http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/wp-content/2006/12/Holiday%20Grab%20Bag.jpg

Marvel Holiday Grab Bag. there were a few of them in the mid 70s. Is this what you are thinking of??


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Phillydawg




> -20 agents MIA??! Wow. Tony is handled well in his other title guest appearances and usually in control. But is he really less in control than other places. He seems in character but his SHIELD is falling apart in this title

Well, Faustus had infiltrated SHIELD quite a while before Tony took over so you can't really blame him for this. Its not like he can walk in a room and sense that someone's been brainwashed. He's doing a pretty good job of reacting to this, IMO.




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The Plaid Goblin





> As for the upcoming New Cap: At this point, it's gotta be Bucky, right? Are there any other legitimate candidates left? It's possible Brubaker's got something up his sleeve, ready to pull someone out of left field at the last minute, but that doesn't seem his style. His stories have surprises, of course, but they have been logical ones, surprises that he carefully built toward. Even if you think Bucky's resurrection was far-fetched, the clues were certainly there in the Winter Soldier's first few appearances. All signs that I see are pointing to Bucky taking the shield. I just can't figure how Stark, or Sam, or Sharon, or whoever, is going to convince the Winter Soldier to wear the duds and officially take Steve's place.
>
> Can't wait to see where this all goes. I do think Faustus isn't long for this world, this time maybe for good...
>
> B-Man

I seem to recall that there was a SHIELD Agent who requested to take up the Captain America identity a few issues ago. It's possible that the new Cap could be him, though I'm not sure if he's still alive or a member of the Kronas army now.

The Plaid Goblin


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The Plaid Goblin




Anybody notice the Steranko homage during the Winter Solidier's last brain washing session?

The Plaid Goblin


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cold_war_myth





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> Well, Faustus had infiltrated SHIELD quite a while before Tony took over so you can't really blame him for this. Its not like he can walk in a room and sense that someone's been brainwashed. He's doing a pretty good job of reacting to this, IMO.
>

and some kind of Faustus-created mind-control gas was mentioned by the Skull so...

I agree with the above assessment on Tony Phillydawg.


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Blade X




I am so sick and tired of cuss words like "bitch","bastard","goddamn", and "ass" (when used in reference to someone's butt)being used in comics featuring characters that were originally created for and kids/all ages. This is why the Big 2 continue to loose sales (except when they use gimmicks to artificially boost sales). They continue to MAINLY go after only 2 types of readers, the existing (and shrinking) older teen and adult readers and the VERY RARE (if ever at all) NEW older teen and adult reader. They think by making their superhero books more "mature" by adding strong sexual innuendos,cuss words,and on panel graphic bloody scenes of violence that older teens and adults will now want to buy these books. As you can see it isn't working.


> It was an alright issue, though not ultra-compelling. My only real complaint is the fact that every issue, we see the characters say "Damn" and "Hell" seemingly a dozen times. I sure wish Brubaker could clean up the language without making it look hokey. It's a real fine line, but Bru seems like a smart guy who could walk it perfectly if he really tried.
>
> > Does he have a sister we've yet to see? Was he really brought into the army life at 12 years old? Are they retconning him into a bully or is this his misremembering?
>
> Bucky's sister was introduced about six years ago in the "America Lost" storyline by Dan Jurgens at the tail end of Volume 3. However, I can't remember if she was his older or younger sister...
>
> As for the bully thing, that may or may not be true, and I suppose it doesn't matter either way, but I just read it as more of Faustus' mind tricks. He may have been manipulating Buck into feelings of guilt.
>
> -Bobby H


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Bob Hastings




> I am so sick and tired of cuss words like "bitch","bastard","goddamn", and "ass" (when used in reference to someone's butt)being used in comics featuring characters that were originally created for and kids/all ages. This is why the Big 2 continue to loose sales (except when they use gimmicks to artificially boost sales). They continue to MAINLY go after only 2 types of readers, the existing (and shrinking) older teen and adult readers and the VERY RARE (if ever at all) NEW older teen and adult reader. They think by making their superhero books more "mature" by adding strong sexual innuendos,cuss words,and on panel graphic bloody scenes of violence that older teens and adults will now want to buy these books. As you can see it isn't working.

Blade X, my new friend, you hit the nail right on the head!

Bobby H


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Blanket-Man




> > I am so sick and tired of cuss words like "bitch","bastard","goddamn", and "ass" (when used in reference to someone's butt)being used in comics featuring characters that were originally created for and kids/all ages. This is why the Big 2 continue to loose sales (except when they use gimmicks to artificially boost sales). They continue to MAINLY go after only 2 types of readers, the existing (and shrinking) older teen and adult readers and the VERY RARE (if ever at all) NEW older teen and adult reader. They think by making their superhero books more "mature" by adding strong sexual innuendos,cuss words,and on panel graphic bloody scenes of violence that older teens and adults will now want to buy these books. As you can see it isn't working.
>
> Blade X, my new friend, you hit the nail right on the head!

I'll "third" the motion! I read CAP aloud to my 8-year-old son the day it comes out, ever since Brubaker took over - we both can't wait for each new issue. A couple of years ago, it was easy for me to self-edit the words while reading, but now my boy reads almost as well as I do, and he points out every time I substitute "darn" for "damn." It bugs me, because he's at the exact age I was when I started reading comics. But back then (in 1974), those words never made their way into AMAZING SPIDEY or the 20 other Marvel comics I bought every month. I remember how shocked I was when Spidey punched a baddie in AMAZING #153 and yelled out the word "HELL!" That was as bad as it got, though...

The language is about the ONLY complaint I have about Brubaker's CAP run. I have a feeling things could get a little dicey when the father of Sharon's baby is revealed - "Daddy, how can CAP be a father when he's dead?" Might be time for "The Talk"... *shudder*

B-Man


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Steranko fan




That page just blew me away! I immediately recognised it as a homage to those old Steranko issues - involving Hydra, weren't they? This is the best Cap has been since those Steranko days...

> Anybody notice the Steranko homage during the Winter Solidier's last brain washing session?
>
> The Plaid Goblin


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Gary M. Miller




>
> DO YOU KNOW WHAT YEAR THIS COMIC CAME OUT AND IF IT HAD AN ISSUE # Marvel Holiday Special
> THANKS #1BUCKYFAN
>
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> > Actually, she was introduced earlier than that -- she was introduced in a Marvel Holiday Special when Cap met her working as a volunteer in a soup kitchen. Michael
> >

It was the very first Marvel Holiday Special from 1991....an 80 page standard size comic you can probably find on eBay cheap. Look for the cover of all the heroes chasing Santa Claus.

~G.


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Chris1962




> Anybody notice the Steranko homage during the Winter Solidier's last brain washing session?
>
> The Plaid Goblin

I pointed that out last week when I read the first look at my store. Remember the ending in Tales of Suspense 67? Cap is brainwashed, aiming a gun at a general for the Allies in WWII. Fighting the influence of the Red Skull's brainwashing, Cap is hesitant on firing. The gun goes off, but you must wait until next issue to see the outcome. The ending in Cap 31 reminded me of that. Homage was done twice.


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QRG




> Even if you think Bucky's resurrection was far-fetched, the clues were certainly there in the Winter Soldier's first few appearances.

Before I even read Brubaker's first issue I guessed Bucky might be coming back, based on two things:

1) Prior to the first issue's release, Brubaker made some comment that Marvel was allowing him do things they've never let past Cap writers do before. Naturally this got me thinking, and when you think on what more than one previous Cap writer might have requested to do but were told "No.", the immediate thought that springs to mind is "Bring back Bucky."

2) The preamble in the first issue made mention of Captain America AND Bucky. These preambles have always been designed (for the benefit of new readers) to succinctly give readers relevant information about the series. The inclusion of Bucky (and he's never been mentioned in them before, has he?) would have been superfluous information, unless there was a point in making mention of him...

-QRG




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Red Rockets' Glare




> I am so sick and tired of cuss words like "bitch","bastard","goddamn", and "ass" (when used in reference to someone's butt)being used in comics featuring characters that were originally created for and kids/all ages. This is why the Big 2 continue to loose sales (except when they use gimmicks to artificially boost sales). They continue to MAINLY go after only 2 types of readers, the existing (and shrinking) older teen and adult readers and the VERY RARE (if ever at all) NEW older teen and adult reader. They think by making their superhero books more "mature" by adding strong sexual innuendos,cuss words,and on panel graphic bloody scenes of violence that older teens and adults will now want to buy these books. As you can see it isn't working.
>
>
> > It was an alright issue, though not ultra-compelling. My only real complaint is the fact that every issue, we see the characters say "Damn" and "Hell" seemingly a dozen times. I sure wish Brubaker could clean up the language without making it look hokey. It's a real fine line, but Bru seems like a smart guy who could walk it perfectly if he really tried.
> >
> > > Does he have a sister we've yet to see? Was he really brought into the army life at 12 years old? Are they retconning him into a bully or is this his misremembering?
> >
> > Bucky's sister was introduced about six years ago in the "America Lost" storyline by Dan Jurgens at the tail end of Volume 3. However, I can't remember if she was his older or younger sister...
> >
> > As for the bully thing, that may or may not be true, and I suppose it doesn't matter either way, but I just read it as more of Faustus' mind tricks. He may have been manipulating Buck into feelings of guilt.
> >
> > -Bobby H


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