Shiny Shelf
By Julio Angel Ortiz on 12 September 2011 1 COMMENT

‘Ultimate Comics: Captain America’ is a story distinctly shaped by the politics and sentiment of a post-9/11 America.

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 02 August 2011 1 COMMENT

‘Captain America’ is a fun action ride that doesn’t try to put on airs.

By Jim Smith on 17 August 2005 Comments Off

The Pulse #10, Spider-Man: House of M, and The Incredible Hulk #83-85.

By Jim Smith on 09 November 2004 Comments Off

Big ideas, big action scenes and good human writing crash together in a technology and conspiracy heavy book each issue of which really needs a couple of read throughs before it all sinks in.

By Jim Smith on 29 June 2004 Comments Off

Robert Morales wrote ‘The Truth: Red, White and Black’ one of the very best mini-series of recent years and in it he demonstrated an ability to use Captain America in a complex, intelligent way.

By Mark Clapham on 20 February 2004 Comments Off

The trouble with Cap…

By Jim Smith on 17 September 2003 Comments Off

The peril of Cap in this modern world is that he invites moral absolutism. Stuck on that unfortunate line between self-pride and Nationalism as he is, he inspires both love and hatred and perhaps divides critics and readers more than any other character.

By Mark Clapham on 29 May 2003 Comments Off

This new comic is so relentlessly masculine that I’ve had to hide the first issue from my weaker, more vulnerable colleagues, for the good of their health…

By Mark Clapham on 04 March 2003 Comments Off

‘The
Avengers’ is a tainted brand. Not only does the Marvel Comic featuring the
‘World’s Greatest Heroes’ bear the same name as a recent box office
disaster…

By Jim Smith on 21 January 2003 Comments Off

It is entirely possible based on the contents of this issue of ‘The Ultimates’ that scribe Mark Millar has gone quite, quite mad.

By Andrew Plummer on 12 September 2002 Comments Off

Although Cap is undoubtedly one of Marvel’s flagship characters, he has been curiously under-served over the years.