Rapid Fire Reviews – Captain America White #5

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #5 – MARVEL COMICS – (W) Jeph Loeb (A) Tim Sale

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I haven’t found myself to be as entranced by this series as I was with the other Loeb/Sale collaborations, whether that’s because this is the first that I’m reading in single issues, or my lower level interest in the main characters, I’m not sure, but I wasn’t hanging out for this final issue like I expected I would be prior to the series commencing. The team flipped it on me though, delivering the kind of hard hitting, emotional finale that this colour series is known for, without rehashing old material. Cap’s relationship with Bucky is obviously different to that of Spidey/Gwen or Banner/Betty etc, and it’s only fitting that the resolution takes a bit of a different tact, Cap’s absence during Bucky’s life and subsequent death hitting him harder that if he’d been around to witness it. The dip this series took through the middle is more than made up for here, a fitting end and addition to an outstanding series of work.

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