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Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 2: The Death of Captain America (Captain America Marvel Comics)

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Leaping from the final pages of Civil War, this is the story that stunned readers, sent shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe, and made news headlines worldwide! And the death of Captain America is only the beginning! In the aftermath of the fabled hero's assassination, Agent 13, Bucky Barnes, the Falcon, Black Widow, and Iron Man come together again in a desperate...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published December 9th 2009 by Marvel (first published December 2nd 2009)
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TJ Shelby
Ed Brubaker has definitely propelled himself to the top of my Favorite Comic Author list. This book was almost a picture perfect blueprint on how to do a character transition of a major comic series. After reading this, I was almost instantly saddened that the Batman death and transition to Nightwing assuming the role of the Bat was left in the spastic hands of Grant Morrisson (admittedly, I'm not a GM fan). I suppose because I know the Steve Rogers is actually dead and that Brubaker has no inte...more
Holden Attradies
Not only was this a pretty darn good Captain America story, but it was a REALLY good follow up to Civil War. In fact, I felt it was written in a style that I could read them back to back and feel pretty much like I was just reading two parts of the same story.

The art work was solid all the way through with a few stunners here there. The story made a pretty full use of Captain America's long history with a great use of characters that have come and gone from his history. I know that with some of...more
Kurt
This is not as good as the groundbreaking volume that precedes it, but it's still great and worth a read. There is a bit of an overlap with the first volume, as Captain America 25 is reprinted in each, but that makes sense, and the issue is so pivotal that it's necessary to set the tone for what follows. And what follows is a cast of fascinating supporting characters who mourn in various ways and deal with the huge void left by the death of a larger-than-life hero. The Red Skull moves forward wi...more
Keith Bowden
This really does work as a single novel and not just a collection of 18 issues. (At first I'd been upset that the volume does not go up to #50 or contain the 5-issue aftermath/wake/reaction mini-series.) And while we're biding our time awaiting the return of the real Steve Rogers, Brubaker is giving us a hell of a ride, as anticipated.

I maintain that Captain America is about more than the costume, rather about Steve Rogers, the man looking at the world through the idealized eyes of a man out of...more
John
Fascinating that while Brubaker is much more interested in writing Bucky, I actually preferred his take on Steve. Still, he manages to integrate the character into the wider universe in a way that rarely feels forced or Wolverine Appearance-esque. Take note other writers ahem*DanSlott*ahem
Silas
The rabbit hole just keeps going deeper, and Bucky finally takes on the role of Captain America. There are some twists and turns I didn't know about, and while there is an interesting tonal shift, the story that has been hinted at for dozens of issues is finally starting to take shape. Quite good.
Rob
As a kid I always thought Captain America was kind of hokey probably because I didn’t grow up in America or during a time of war. As I got a little older I found it to be a little too heavy handed, taking itself perhaps a bit more seriously as it attempted to retain its older fan base and not pander to newer readers. That is sort of how I found this compilation, taking itself a bit more seriously than I need from an enjoyable escapist fantasy read.
Dan
Jan 01, 2010 Dan rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Omnibus Volume 1 started off strong, only to lose some of its luster due to a company-wide crossover. This collection is a mirror image, with the latter issues freed from the constraints of yet another huge "event." Ed Brubaker doesn't quite capture the magic of Volume 1's initial issues, but the story successfully mixes superhero action with politics, espionage, and current events. Steve Epting's art is excellent throughout.
Zoli
I got into Captain America only recently and read only one book by another author, but Ed Brubaker's been doing an amazing job with his run. "The Death of Captain America" takes a story line already great to the next level. Having started following Cap only months ago, I can't say what Steve Roger's death meant to long time followers. To me, it's simply an amazing story line that I'll continue reading to see what the future holds for Cap...
Sean
Dec 13, 2012 Sean rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone!
Some how Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting were able take Bucky (once believed to be one of the lamest characters) to replace an assasinated Steve Rogers as Captain America and it comes off amazing. The art is incredible, the plot has so many twists without being out of the realm of comic book possibilities, and its all fantastic. I don't know how this could have been any better!! Great stuff!!
Travis
A good story though not nearly as epic as it was meant to be. Cap's back already so it's kind of fruitless. Also the way he dies is kind of lame. But a fun read none the less, minus the fact that someone is in tears on every single page, and not because of Cap's Death either.
Ernest
A lot going on here, from the death of Cap to Bucky taking on the role. There's even a sequence where 2 Captain Americas are fighting.
Stephen
Brubaker and Guice - love 'em. Editorial decision to kill Captain America (and then bring him back 12 issues later) -- Me no likey.
Emily
This isn't a real review because TOO MANY FEELINGS. But hey guys, this was really good.
Subroto
Perhaps my best of Ed's Cap writing simply for the character Winter Soldier !
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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...more
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