Matthew's Reviews > Captain America: Fighting Avenger Volume 1

Captain America by Brian Clevinger
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Aug 05, 2011

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bookshelves: all-ages, graphic-novels, superheroes

The opening tale in this book is a great intro to Cap. This is essentially his first adventure in WWII, sending him off with a tough commando unit to take over an important bridge. The commandos think Cap is a big PR stunt and make fun of him most of the time, at least until the end when Cap finally shows what he's fully capable of. It's this aspect that really makes the tale----Cap (or really Steve) isn't even sure what he's capable of yet. You see him grow in this tiny story, and when you are so used to Cap being the take-charge kind of guy, this was a good change. Nicely handled, with great dialogue and a simple art style that's perfect for younger readers.

The rest of the book, unfortunately, is made up of blatant filler of later solo Cap adventures and an Avenger story. Although none of them are bad, the opening tale really got my appetite going for early Cap stories. Still a good book to hand to a kid who just saw the movie, but not nearly as good as it could be.

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