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Essential Captain America, Vol. 6 (Essential Captain America #6)

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Captain America and the Falcon continue their partnership against some of their greatest foes and some of their most bizarre! Featuring guest appearances by the Hulk, Nick Fury and Sharon Carter! Plus: the debuts of the Constrictor and the Super-Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Collecting: Captain America #206-230, Annual #4; Incredible Hulk #232
Paperback, 512 pages
Published April 6th 2011 by Marvel
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Travis
Aug 24, 2015 Travis rated it liked it
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I got this volume for the Kirby stuff and it is the best part of the book.
His stuff is larger than life, big adventure stuff, full of big Kirby ideas. Great stuff.

Unfortunately, it really stumbles as soon as Kirby leaves. Roy Thomas seems to have a big plan, but he only sticks around for a couple issues and then three different writers come along, trying to wrap stuff up and the whole thing feels really clunky.
The Steve Gerber issues were kind of fun, because he always filters stuff through his
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Matthew Hedgecock
Jan 24, 2016 Matthew Hedgecock rated it it was ok
This volume of Cap is the very definition of a mixed bag. It opens with some truly bizarre Jack Kirby stories, including the first appearance of Arnim Zola. Want to see Cap hurtling around in a giant organic spaceship made of putty and aptly named DOUGHBOY? Sure, why not, I guess! As charmingly strange as these stories are they barely feel like Captain America books at all, rather just some leftover Fourth World ideas Kirby had kicking around.

Shit really goes down the tubes after the King's abru
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Matthew Price
Apr 17, 2016 Matthew Price rated it really liked it
The sixth volume in “Essential Captain America” contains one of the biggest shifts in tone in the history of the series, as Jack Kirby’s breakneck, action-packed, often off-kilter adventures, co-featuring the Falcon, give way to an introspective series where Cap ponders his origins, mostly without the help of his longtime partner.

When the Kirby run comes to an end, perhaps feeling no one could top the madness of the run, the tone shifts abruptly.

Even though these issues jump around stylisticall
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Glen
Apr 02, 2014 Glen rated it liked it
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This is a rather odd volume of Captain America back issues, containing one of my favorite periods in the feature's history, and one of the worst periods.

It starts out with a story by Jack Kirby, featuring a villain named The Swine. Captain America is abducted to a small country south of the border, and escapes, meeting a little known love interest, Donna. The pair escape the country, and run into Arnim Zola, making his debut, along with his weird organic experiments. Just as things are really st
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Jason Luna
Jul 01, 2015 Jason Luna rated it it was amazing
Volume 6 is pretty clearly pretty far down the chain of Captain America's career. And this is more of the same. Well drawn, solid action that really tries to be adventurous in terms of experimenting with the kind of emotional issues our protagonist can have to deal with.

In "Captain America #206", a Jack Kirby joint, we meet "the Swine", a not so subtle judgment on the character of a South American dictator who also dresses like a Nazi and kidnaps Cap and the Falcon. A compelling story with clear
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Josh Bayer
May 06, 2011 Josh Bayer is currently reading it
A cheap reproduction including half of jack Kirby's 1970's era run on Captain America, including the storyline where he is blinded by the Red Skull. The rest of the book is pretty shoddy. The Kirby work is amazing, my favorite part is a dream sequence at the end of is run that is so beautifully written and filled with energy, despite Kirby's reputation as an incoherent writer.As Captain America ,in his dream ,fights his way across a battlefield he vows" The dead cry out for VENGENCE! The living ...more
Andrewc Ehs
Dec 16, 2013 Andrewc Ehs rated it it was amazing
I know I skipped a few books, but I really don't care. This reprints #206-230 & features the first appearance of the Constrictor & Arnim Zola. This even includes (If I remember correctly) the story where Red Skull blinds him. Cap's fighting his usual foes & encounters some new ones...And in particular that changes Cap forever: the nefarious Bio-Fanatic, Arnim Zola. This robotic weirdo debuts in issue #208 & is expanded upon in #209. He attacks the Star-Spangled Avenger with mutat ...more
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Bought: May 1, 2013
Location: Booksale (Robinson's Bacolod)
Price: P340
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Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds of others stretching back to the earliest days of the medium. He was also a comic book writer and editor. His most common nick ...more
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