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Sentinel of Liberty

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emerick man

Subj: yeah, about that tribute...... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 at 07:44:52 am EDT
Reply Subj: Wolverine Origins 18... [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 12:43:24 pm EDT

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Ignoring the TREMENDOUS urge to micro-analyze the continuity aspects and to dissect the retconned Bucky personality this was a ENJOYABLE story to read about CAPTAIN AMERICA as told thru the eyes of Logan.

Wolverine Origins 18


-hated the cover. Blech*: Uniformed HYDRA (when did they chronologically first sport the standard greens?) NOT in the story and Logan IN his cowboy hat.
-Previously Page compliment(??!!): good to show credit of Simon&Kirby
-very nice clean style art
-narration of the 'Cap' story is still effectively Wolverine-centric
-well THAT answers that about my CAP31 review question lower on the MB... Bucky was (retconned) a bully in WWII
-"Eventually he'd show us all." \:\)
-Is Djerba reference first seen in this arc?
-Logan meat Nick before Cap did? And here?
-"It WASN'T a joke." \:\)
-Nick was rightly well informed to the comical surprise of Cap. (Do we know the Brit[?] equally informed there)
-even with his recovered memories, did Logan know Romulus at that point?
-continuity attention paid to the Widow/Strucker arc is evident
-Bucky making the call of what Cap 'need to know' seemed wrong. Not the fact that Cap was not entirely in the loop.
-Bucky keeping secrets from Cap of personal missions would not likely lead to their classic strong friendship. Not only a bully but an assassin at 16... hmmph
-"Yeah he actually said that." Calling him James at that moment had meaning
-Bucky with the bloody dagger panel seemed like it should've had a bubbly border since Logan at best could imagine that scenario
-eyes on Logan 8\-\)
-that answers that about Cap and guns, at least to this creative team
-neat tidbit of how SHIELD got it's name \:\)
-I've seen repeated story moments where the hero volunteers his weapon to a minor character to a minor character for combat but the passing of the shield here had a refreshing new angle to it
-"BECAUSE HE TOLD ME TOO." Perfect characterization of why Logan has followed Cap's lead in many a Marvel adventure
-Cap carries TWO packs... Perfect.
-"I'm going up the middle." Perfect.
-Double splash... Perfect... no wait a minute shouldn't he have his original shield??
-Cap passing the buck AFTER the fight makes bureaucratic sense as Cap's scowl shows
-Fury sparing a character from Limbo works too
-the ending gave some self contained story satisfaction

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i think it is great to see Marvel pay tribute to Simon and Kirby for creating Captain America. This should have been done a long time ago, and i only hope it becomes standard in his own title and in other appearances. As one of the first characters created for Marvel it is only fitting. (Sub-Mariners creator Bill Everett should also be paid the same respect)

Whether this is something agreed in Joe Simons recent settlement, or a stipulation of the books writer or artist is irrelevant. Its just good to see.

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