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Bob Hastings

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emerick man

Subj: Re: CAP 31: Page by page... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 04:47:50 pm EDT
Reply Subj: CAP 31: Page by page... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 04:27:06 pm EDT

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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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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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