Guest Reviews: Captain America #2

Captain American #2 Cover

Castaway in Dimension Z, Chapter Two


Solicit


Dimension Z continues!

"Remember their faces, their families. Remember what they love. Learn how to turn it against them. "

Arnim Zola's ambitions leave Captain America stranded in the upside-down territory known as Dimension Z.

Steve has saved the life of Zola's son, but can he keep him alive?

Who are the barbarians of Phrox and what are their intentions for Steve and his new ward?

Preview




Reviews



Trapped in Dimension Z Original Review by Johnkmccubbin91 at Comic Vine


Captain America has became one of my favorite characters over the last few years, mainly due to Ed Brubaker's run. I am however happy that someone as talented as Rick Remender has taken over from him. Remender has truly been one of the writers that I have enjoyed reading from over the last year, and I'd say he's been the best writer overall over the last year, along side Scott Snyder.

Plot

This issue is set 1 year after the first, and Captain America is still in Dimension Z. He has looked after Ian Zola who he "stole" from Arnim Zola, and Ian considers Captain America to be his father. Ian as also aged dramatically over the last year, as he was an infant just a year prior,which means that either Ian ages quicker, or time moves differently in Dimension Z.

Review

Captured
This was a fantastic issue, and this story is really starting to interest me. I wasn't initially sure if I'd like this story when I started this issue, and especially considering it jumped a year, but as it progressed it got very interesting, and crazy, and is the story that only a comic book could tell as good. Remender has done a brilliant job in this issue, and I've liked that he has put a lot of thought into Dimension Z, and that it has all these unique things happening in it. I also like that Remender is going deeper into Cap's childhood, as it show that life wasn't always like it is now, but I'll talk more about that further down my review.

Read the rest of Johnkmccubin91's Review on Comic Vine

One Year Later Original Review by Tomlikesfries at Comic Vine

Unexpectedly, this issue does not exactly continue the events of the previous one. The whole thing takes place a year later. First thing I noticed was Ian's (the kid) size. He looked like a newborn to me in the last issue, but now he is looking like a six year old with hair bigger than Mowgli's. But that's just a minor fact. Throughout the issue Captain America struggles to keep both alive, as we see well done monologue. The Dimension Z scenario is very interesting and reminded me a bit of Vendaxa, a planet in the Star Wars universe. Remender also makes sure to deliver action, as we see intriguing fights between Steve and the many different creatures in the strange place.


The good thing here is that this didn't really look like a Captain America story. Remender delivers a sci-fi related plot that sounds a bit more like Star Wars, so it is much different from what Brubaker did. By the end, we get a thrilling cliffhanger.

Read the rest of Tomlikesfries' review on Comic Vine

What I Thought


See the Review Rating Overview page for more information on how I rate each comic.

Cover & Solicit - 3/5
Art, Colors & Inking - 3/5
Layout & Flow - 4/5
Story - 5/5
Verdict - 4


I wasn't really a fan of the art in the last issue, and I'm still not a big fan now. It's just not my cup of tea. The layout of the book and pacing was fine, I'm just confused as to when this is taking place. Considering 1 year has passed it makes it really difficult to determine where in the Marvel timeline it fits. Overall I'm enjoying the story and even though it's not a normal universe story I'm definitely enjoying it more than the Captain America and Black Widow arc.


Purchase Captaim America #2 on Amazon


John McCubbin is a blogger at http://imaginationcentre.blogspot.co.uk/. John and Tom are both comic book reviewers at Comic Vine. The use of the reviews have been authorized by the original authors.

Board Games