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Captain America - The Death Of Captain America, Vol. 3: The Man Who Bought America (Captain America vol. 5 #8)

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The saga of the 'new' Captain America continues! He's doing his best to carry on the legacy of Steve Rogers, but things go from bad to worse for Bucky Barnes when the Red Skull makes an unexpected move for the very soul of America.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 11th 2009 by Marvel (first published November 26th 2008)
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Dan 1.0
Sharon Carter is pregnant with the deceased Captain America's child. A presidential candidate is in the pocket of the Red Skull and his allies. Bucky Barnes is struggling to adapt to his role as the new Captain America when someone appearing to be Steve Rogers appears...

Brubaker's epic run on Captain America continues as Bucky Barnes steps up and proves he deserves the Captain America mantle. Sharon Carter finally shakes off the mind control and the Red Skull gets what's coming to him in a fashi
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StoryTellerShannon
In Act Three the nefarious plans of the Red Skull are revealed which include several strategies chief among them bringing backc some twisted version of Captain America and creating an economic crisis. The usual crew shows up to fight against and for the Red Skull.

I found Act Three to be the best of all three though I would say the first which detailed the death of Steve Rogers (the original Cap) was arguably the most moving.

“Captain America#25 which depicted Steve Roger's death was the highest s
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Greg
As the story went on I got into it a lot more. I still can't say that I'm a fan of Captain America, but the twists that the third part of the Death of Captain America took were more interesting than the set up in the previous two books.
Mike (the Paladin)
You've probably read some of my reviews where I tell of my history with comic books/graphic novels. I'm a long time Marvel fan and a long time Captain America fan.

So I find these books sad...not just sad because of the subject matter, but sad because of the low quality of the story. I am disappointed with what has been done here with Cap...

Even Cap's death was set up as an anticlimax. In the Death of Superman there's a Donnybrook of a fight that leads to the climax and Superman's death. Cap, who
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M
Ed Brubaker continues to set up his Captain America run as a legacy title. With Bucky now adopting the Cap costume and shield, the Red Skull seeks to put his plan to discredit the new Captain America into motion. As Bucky teams with Falcon and Black Widow to confront a corrupt political platform, Sharon Carter must try and escape from the Skull's clutches in time to prevent a government conspiracy from overtaking America. Weaving through complex layers of plotting, paying homage to - and improvi ...more
Mark
The Red Skull plots to have his man elected into office with the help of Faustus.

Bucky, the new Captain America, struggles to uncover the deception.
He is thwarted by a third Captain that is not Steve.

A complicated but enjoyable read.
Good for those looking for the transitional period between Captain America's.

Notes
Dr. Zola plays a role.

Learning Curve
Moderate: Some knowledge of Captain America would be helpful

Reading Order
After Civil War
Sesana
A really good close to the storyline. Obviously there had to be some threads left dangling, but nothing irritating. Definitely interested to see where this leads.
Steve
I liked the conclusion to this arc with what happened to the 50s Cap, the Red Skull, and Sharon's pregnancy. as always I enjoyed the characterization of Bucky/Cap (in regards to his difficulty living up to Steve's reputation) and his interactions with Hawkeye and Falcon too.
Amber Ditullio
Sep 19, 2011 Amber Ditullio rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Superhero Comics, Those who have read the Marvel Civil War series
Shelves: graphic-novel
This is the conclusion of the Death of Captain America series, and I've got to admit, it went places I wasn't expecting.

S.H.I.E.L.D. finally knows what's really going on, and they do their best to stop it. They succeed, though partly due to Faustus helping Sharon Carter escape from Red Skull's programing and partly because Red Skull's daughter is too eager to prove herself to Daddy. There is a climactic fight at the end in Red Skull's headquarters, though Skull is one of the few that seems to es
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Emma
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Adam
Nov 19, 2009 Adam rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
Captain America (a.k.a. Steve Rogers) may be dead, but his friends and foes from all the periods of his career still find themselves in the same orbit. Bucky Barnes, his old partner from World War II, thought deceased but actually kept in suspended animation by the Soviets except when they needed him for black ops and assassinations, which he performed under hypnosis, is all better now and has taken on the role of Captain America with a new uniform that's sort of like the old uniform, but shinie ...more
Nick
This was a good wrap up for the Death of Captain America run.

As always, love Bucky, Falcon, and Natasha.

Still not sure how I feel about Sharon Carter's pregnancy thing. I wanted to see her kick more butt honestly. Still, she came through as a badass in the end.

Hawkeye's appearance was sort of random and I don't completely understand what happened there but oh well. Maybe that'll get explained more later.

Still really enjoy this series and looking forward to more.
Praxedes
A knockout conclusion to this wonderful trilogy, 'The Man Who Bought America' is filled with surprise twists. Superhero fans know that rarely does a deceased character remain dead, so I expect a Steve Rogers re-birth trilogy in the future. This story contains equally shocking sub-plots: Rogers' death is barely discussed, Black Widow spends most of the time behind the scenes (but not really), and the extremely long timeline Red Skull engages in to wreak havoc are all worthy of their own trilogies ...more
V.
Dead gods, my feels, I think they broke my feels. I think they broke me. So damn good. Now that, that is how an amazing comic book story arc should go. Action packed, full of so much drama it overflows, and an ending that isn't really an ending, that was kind of happy, but not exactly, but still kind of. I'm completely broken, and all I can do is beg for more. Bravo.
Joey Heflich
Red Skull, Doctor Faustus and Zola make a good Three Stooges. Yes, these reviews are going to make less and less sense until I slow down my reading. But hey, it's a good series that's almost great. And Brubaker does a good job making Bucky all messed up inside without making him into some sort of brooding caricature.
Silas
A fine conclusion to an excellent story, where Bucky finally finds his legs as Captain America (while facing up to another Captain America from the past), and we resolve Agent 13's captivity. There are definitely ups and downs, but the storytelling is top-notch. I recommend it highly, along with the other two volumes.
Stef
The thing nobody talks about with comic books is that they out soap opera the very best soap. The amnesia and the mind control and the secret pregnancies - but with gun battles and superheroes! Needless to say, I loved it! The Winter Soldier is one part emo, two parts total badass. Fantastic!
Jessie
So I read this because we own it and never realized it was the third volume. Suffice it to say, I hardly think it mattered. Similar to an Iron Man single issue I read a few months ago, I felt like I was jumping in when the action was finally starting. The storyline had so many of the things I hate about comic universes--too many people supposedly dead and back, too much soap opera love, and too many plots to dominate the world that just don't hold up. The art was sometimes redeeming as was the e ...more
Brad
A good resolution to the "death" storyline that began with that fatal gunshot. Bucky Cap (as Spider-Man calls him in New Avengers) teams up with the Falcon to track down Sharon Carter. She's still captive of Dr. Faustus, Red Skull, and Arnim Zola. All that, and the Kronas Corporation's third-party presidential candidate, gets wrapped up nicely by the end of this book. There's a great reveal and shift in the Red Skull/Aleksander Lukin shared body syndrome. All in all, Ed Brubaker and co. keep put ...more
Writerlibrarian
This is a review for all three volumes of the Death of Captain America.

A strong narrative that plays a lot on guilt from Bucky, Sharon, Tony, Sam. Each character has its own brand of guilt. Natasha is excellent and her part in the Winter Soldier redemption journey is well done. We even get a cameo from a certain archer.

The villains are quite over the top (as it should be) but the whole arc with Sharon is quite uncomfortable. Was Red Skull really contemplating what I think he was? If so ... ewww
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Jeff Lanter
This is a really satisfying conclusion to this long story arc. There was a nice surprise that led to the conclusion of Red Skull's plans. The last panel is really great because it is fitting and humorous at the same time. I really liked seeing how each character fared by the end, especially Agent 13. Bucky is starting to grow on me as Captain America finally and the new character (who I won't spoil) will be very unpredictable in the future. There was a fill-in artist with a slightly less realist ...more
Danielle Carr
I'm a huge fan of Brubaker's Cap run, particularly with Bucky as Cap. This is where Bucky picks up the shield, and I love the path that got him there.
Hanka
nemám slov. Buckyho vnútorný monológ je stále the best. Natasha potešila, tak isto Hawkeye, škoda, že mal taký krátky run in. Ľúbim, ľúbim :D
Sunil
The post-death saga concludes by throwing yet another Captain America into the mix, right when America needs someone to save them from the Red Skull, the titular man who [is trying to buy] America with a presidential candidate. The seams in the Skull's alliances—and his plans—begin to crack, and Sharon Carter continues to be awesome. I love Captain Bucky's relationship with the stars and shield, trying to do right by Steve while still trying to be his own person. There's lots of punching and kic ...more
Pete Faziani
This volume was epic! I couldn't put it down. It was the best yet.
Stefan Fergus
3.5*, really. A good story, overall (including Vols. 1 & 2), but I struggled with Red Skull, Armin Zola, and even Faustus - they are cartoony villains, really. One of the reasons that Captain America may never enter my top five favourite comics, despite really liking what Brubaker's managed to do with his first run so far (I started with Winter Solder, and have been reading in chronological order, and will finish this and the pre-Marvel NOW). Will be interesting to see how things develop in ...more
Kemper
Brubaker continues to write a great storyline about Bucky Barnes as the new Captain America following the death of Steve Rogers. If Steve Rogers remains dead, and they continue to build on this idea of a damaged former soldier trying to fill the shoes of Captain America, it's going to be a classic comic storyline. If Marvel ever gives into the temptation to bring Cap back, then it's just a pretty good read, and that'd be a shame because Brubaker is doing some great work here.
Jdetrick
Pretty much what I've been saying about Brubaker's Cap run all along; it's great stuff.
Gavin
A great end to the arc of this storyline. Firmly establishes some things, while leaving other parts up in the air, but not in such a way as to make you feel ripped off. The only thing I was wondering is where Nick Fury was during all of this...I'm sure I'll have to read a bit more and then find out. Brubaker just amazed me with this whole arc. Essential reading.
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Ed Brubaker (born November 17, 1966) is an Eisner Award-winning American cartoonist and writer. He was born at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.

Brubaker is best known for his work as a comic book writer on such titles as Batman, Daredevil, Captain America, Iron Fist, Catwoman, Gotham Central, Sleeper, Uncanny X-Men and X-Men: Deadly Genesis, and The Authority, and for helping
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