Saturday, January 23, 2016

Captain America: White - Issue 5 (Final Issue) - Comic Book Review

Captain America: White - #5 - Marvel
Written By: Jeph Loeb
Art By: Tim Sale

Captain America is racing up the Eiffel Tower on his motorcycle attempting to stop Red Skull from blowing up the tower and killing Bucky, who he holds prisoner. Meanwhile, the French Resistance, Fury and the Howling Commandos are being held prisoner by Baron Von Strucker in the Louvre. Separately, but at the same time, the battles ensue and, as wars go, not everyone makes it out alive. 

The final issue in the series delivered splendidly on everything it was building towards. There were twists throughout this series that each were impacting enough to create a feeling while reading. The twists in this issue were just as powerful. There was even a moment where a character alludes to another popular character in the Captain America mythos. It’s all tied up wonderfully as the final page and the final panel end this Captain America run. 

The conclusion of this series really reinforces the bond and friendship that existed between Cap and Bucky during the 1940’s. It raises the bar on story telling when detailing friendship and commitment to another individual. It even makes my excitement for the movie “Captain America: Civil War” so much more because of my deeper understanding of Cap’s feelings towards his friend Bucky. 

I recommend you take time to enjoy this series. It’s an incredible series and if you wait for it to become available in Trade Paperback I’d understand. However, if you decide to purchase each issue like I did you won’t be disappointed. The issues are available now while the trade probably won’t be for a little while. Such an incredible run on the World War 2 version of Captain America. Plus the artwork is spectacular. The entire series felt like it was a painting. It’s remarkable, unique and visually exciting. I just can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed this series without being overly wordy and possibly repetitive. Go read this series!

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