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Captain America: Reborn (Captain America vol. 5 #10.5)

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,607 Ratings  ·  82 Reviews
Following the events of Captain America #600, Steve Rogers' closest friends and allies may have found a way to bring back the original Captain America. Or is what they found something more sinister? The Red Skull's greatest plan to destroy Captain America has been in motion and its completion is almost at hand. Will Captain America be lost forever, or will he be REBORN?

Hardcover, 232 pages
Published April 7th 2010 by Marvel Comics
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May 13, 2011 Kemper rated it really liked it
Listen: Captain America has come unstuck in time.

The good Captain gets over a slight case of death in this collection. While I’ve done endless bitching in other comic reviews about stunt killing characters, Ed Brubaker made this one count with a great tale of Cap’s former sidekick James “Bucky” Barnes having to fill the role of Captain America after Steve Rogers was apparently gunned down. Despite James being an exciting new twist on the Captain America legend, apparently Marvel felt it was time
Aug 21, 2014 Anne rated it it was amazing
*2014 review*

Alright. I just finished my re-read of this one, and I'll have to admit that maybe it's not quite the 5 star material that I originally thought it was.
I'm letting my original rating stand, because...well, because the story makes me happy.
So there.
I needed to read this one after Captain America: The Death of Captain America, Vol. 1: The Death of the Dream, because it's so damn depressing for me to think of a world without Steve Rogers.

*Original review 2010*

He's baaack!
The original Captain America returns and none of us can totally say we're surprised since the comic book industry has been killing superheroes and then bringing them back for decades.

The Red Skull, Doctor Doom and other Marvel supervillains are involved in a dastardly plan that is detailed a bit in spoilers for those who already read it or those who need to know now. That said, it's an interesting enough idea.

How's the artwork? Explosive is the one word which comes to mind as the panels leap out
Apr 27, 2014 Sesana rated it liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
In the first issue of Reborn, Arnim Zola says, "Listen, Steve Rogers has come unstuck in time." If that doesn't instantly bring back happy memories of reading Slaughterhouse-Five, either because you haven't read it or because it's been too long since you have, do yourself a favor and take care of that now. It's a truly wonderful book, and the best part of Reborn is how Brubaker riffs on that idea of being unstuck in time. Watching the toll it takes on Steve, who can relive memories, including te ...more
Dec 05, 2015 Martin rated it it was amazing
"Captain America: Reborn" is the culmination of Ed Brubaker's first five years on the title. It is truly epic in feel and execution, just like a summer blockbuster movie. The script is great and Bryan Hitch's art is simply amazing, reminiscent of his "Authority" and "Ultimates" days.

As the title implies, Steve Rogers is brought back to life. While the destination was never in doubt (C'mon, show of hands: who among you *really* thought Steve Rogers would stay dead?), the journey itself is a roll
Jan 06, 2015 Tyler rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Brubaker is most definitely my favorite Cap writer. Helluva return for Cap here with some great art. After reading his Death of Captain America this is a must.
Joseph Rice
Jan 14, 2016 Joseph Rice rated it liked it
Well this was disappointing. Rather so-so story of how Steve Rogers comes back from the dead, and not very fulfilling either, but these types of stories never are. When major super-heroes die, we know they will come back from the dead, but it's always in some silly fashion and often involves time travel and pseudo science.

Here, it's a rather drawn out affair, and once again we're plopped down in the middle of some weird Marvel Universe that I don't understand, but that's ok. It kinda sucks that
Jul 23, 2011 Kurt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to hate this book, but Brubaker and Hitch just wouldn't let me. Let me just be clear that Brubaker's story leading up to Cap's death is my favorite Cap story ever, and I wanted Steve Rogers to stay dead. Not from any lack of love for the character, but to keep the powerful emotional impact of his death. Steve Rogers himself was always more of a symbol of American ideals than a complex character, and Brubaker had been able to tell some good Captain America stories with Bucky wearing the ...more
C.J. Edmunds
Apr 26, 2014 C.J. Edmunds rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel, marvel
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Nov 26, 2010 Beausephus rated it did not like it
Shelves: regrets, comics
With a onion-skin thin plot and mired in the unfortunate continuity of the recent "DARK REIGN" status quo of the Marvel Comics universe, CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN is Ed Brubaker's attempt to reinstate Steve Rogers back from the grave, and one would expect, back to wielding the familiar shield of Captain America. Brubaker has proven that Captain America, for so long sidelined by cliche and ham-fisted comic book scripting, can be vital and exciting. Even after his obviously short-lived death, Brubake ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Sep 28, 2012 Mike (the Paladin) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel 5 stars reflects nostalgia and the fact that I've been a Captain America fan since 1964.

For me and I think (hope) for a lot of fans there's one Captain America, and that's Steve Rogers. Like Superman and the DC series that killed him and brought him back for his fans this was a very satisfying book in many ways for fans of Cap. With Cap wandering through his past and other things (which I will refrain from going into as even graphic novels can have spoiler) we get to look at Captain Am
Jul 25, 2011 Zoli rated it really liked it
So, Steve Rogers is back and alive! Ed Brubaker's done a great job with this story line, first having Cap killed and now bringing him back. And the two-minds-in-one-body angle that's been there before with the Red Skull adds an interesting aspect to the Cap's return. Great story overall. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is the artwork. It's way better than the creative overkill that was Road To Reborn with every two pages being done by someone else, but it still lacks what I got used ...more
Nov 05, 2012 Gavin rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Having just finished Death of Captain America story arc, I wasn't sure I could jump to this without missing anything, but turns out, it was perfectly suited for such. While not quite as excellent as the Death arc, this was a good storyline, but it's just not quite as gripping. That's no knock on Brubaker's writing, which is great, and the art which is super, because this is still a solid good read. In many ways the late epilogue to the Death arc.
Karl Kindt
Jun 30, 2010 Karl Kindt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010
Some of the best traditional super hero storytelling. Ed Brubaker knows heart and soul of the characters and finds new ways for them to express the meaning of Captain America. If you read any Cap books prior to 1990, this has to resonate and make you want to cheer for the good guys. This tale is best read by those who have already enjoyed the death of Cap and the Winter Soldier story arc.
Matthew Bartlett
Aug 31, 2014 Matthew Bartlett rated it liked it
Good story, great solid art, but after reading it, I couldn't help but feel what a useless character the Red Skull has become. The way he's used in the comics, like this one, he comes across as being like Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget. Kind of an unworthy story for Captain America. But it gets the job done.
Aug 11, 2014 Silas rated it liked it
I knew he came back, and have been slowly working my way through the events leading up to his death, and some of the later stories where he has come back, but here we see how he came back. It... was not as interesting as his death and the very nuanced way in which other characters dealt with it, but it was interesting, and had a lot of characters show up for a Captain America book, which was neat. There are also enough other events to be able to tell when it is happening, with the Thunderbolts a ...more
Justin Sorbara-Hosker
OK, so better than I thought. Long ago, when this was releasing in issue form, friends who are more comics addicted than me was telling me how good it was, when I was being very skeptical about yet another superhero being killed for some hype building event, who would no doubt be brought back in short order. Then they told me how he died. "Time bullets," they said. And I sighed. And I said, "That's it, Marvel, I'm out."

But now that I read this, & its after Brubaker has become one of my favo
Aug 01, 2013 Kahn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some people can be a bit sniffy when it comes to comics, treating them as something children should read but grow out of.
Such people have never met the Marvel universe when it's at the top of it's game.
Books such as House Of M, Civil War and The Death Of Captain America (among others) are icons of modern popular culture, combining stunning artwork with emotionally-challenging story lines.
To such tomes we can now add Captain America: Reborn.
To the uninitiated, some background. The Civil War set h
Jul 01, 2015 Shelley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been a year since Steve Rogers was killed going to trial, but surprise! The bad guys had a plan for him, and he wasn't as dead as assumed. The idea is that Steve has been unmoored in time and space and is bouncing to relive various points of his life, in various order. Some great spy work with Bucky Cap and Natasha, which obvs I enjoyed, and some good stuff with Agent 13. Really fun, really great way to bring Steve back. The art was kind of static a lot, but the story kept me engrossed.
Mar 16, 2013 Soňa rated it really liked it
Very interesting storyline, great drawings and some surprises along the way :-)
Some Avengers and heroes in hidding realize that death of Cap America might not be that easy as it was presented to public and there is something lurking in the darkness. Of course they are right and after putting together the little pieces they find out that Cap's kept in between worlds where he relives all the past actions while Red Skull is trying with help of Dr Doom and Norman Osborn to get to his body to occupy
Joey Heflich
Sep 12, 2014 Joey Heflich rated it really liked it
Is his run on Cap the best thing Brubaker has ever written? Nah. Not even close. (That'd be Sleeper.) But that's not to say it isn't a pleasure to go back through these books and smile at all the little Cap family moments that break up the action and Red Skull craziness.

The guy undid Bucky's death, and it was pretty great. How is that not something we get excited about anymore?
Oct 28, 2015 Jessi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: from-the-library
So so happy with how this went. There was a fast pace to it that I loved and of course leading up to the big man himself coming back from the dead though not really the dead. and while he was at it he wacked Skull. I think it was really cool how Cap was experiencing his past during his time being "dead" and I think it'd be really cool for the MCU to go that way. I think it could be really interesting special effects wise.
Feb 25, 2012 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel, comics
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Federiken Masters
Oct 12, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Los que venían leyendo lo anterior
Recommended to Federiken by: Que estaba a mano
Sigo leyendo de a saltos la supuestamente mítica etapa de Brubaker en Capitán América. Y me sigue pareciendo lo mismo: entretenidas historias de superhéroes con toques de espionaje y de "política" por aquí y por allá. Comics bien hechos pero que están a años luz de la impactante Sleeper, y eso que el promedio de dibujantes del Capi es bastante mejor. En cuanto a la historia en sí, es sorprendentemente parecida a Batman RIP: Superhéroe es dado por muerto, reemplazado por su sidekick, resulta que ...more
The heroes stick together to get Cap back and clear Sharon who gets to be the key to it all. Red Skull is defeated for now and Cap is back but with a dark cloud hanging on his head.

The text is okay but not great and the drawings are all over the place.

A weak 3 stars.
Oct 30, 2010 Alan rated it it was ok
It doesn't matter which company it, Marvel or DC, when they decide to replace one of the major characters they all too often bring back the original. Usually the stories are not that good whether it is the Superman's Lazarus act or the healing of Batman's broken back. The only good thing to come out of the story's end, besides the end, was that Bucky remains Cap (something I never thought I would write). Barnes under Brubaker's handling remains a more interesting character than Steve Rogers. The ...more
Apr 05, 2015 Dan rated it really liked it
Events shortly following Cap's assassination. A much deeper plot is revealed. Great artwork and loved the feeling of this it seemed like classic Captain America story.
Feb 22, 2013 arjuna rated it liked it
Once again, bearing in mind I'm new to the series - an enjoyable romp. It didn't tie into some of the things raised by the other more dark/angsty TPBs I've read recently as much as I expected, but I enjoyed "meeting" all the other superhero people in the relevant universe and the overall story was good fun. While I've never liked O Hai Not Ded stories much, as a non-invested person in this case I can step back and appreciate the fun in this "rebirth" (I'll read this again after catching up on th ...more
Mathew Carruthers
May 29, 2014 Mathew Carruthers rated it really liked it
Good story and art, but I felt a bit lost since I have not read any of the "Civil War" story arc. As a stand alone story, though, it's still pretty good.
Jarred M.
Apr 19, 2014 Jarred M. rated it it was amazing
Extremely good. The real reason I read it is to be ahead of the game with bucky when winter soldier comes out but i did not expect this!
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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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