Artist: John Romita Jr.
Captain America has became one of my favourite 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.
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.
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.
I actually really enjoyed the art in this issue, and thought that John Romita Jr did a brilliant job. There are a lot of haters of JRJR's art, and it is noticeable why. I personally try to like his art, but most of the time it's very inconsistent, and not good enough, with Kick-Ass related series being the only exception. I did however think that he did a much better job on this issue, ans although there are still lots of inconsistencies it is better than most of his previous work. I wasn't too sure on how he drew the Dimension Z creatures, as I liked the initial shape, and look of them, but felt that they lacked detail, and looked very rough, which didn't appeal to me. I also wasn't to sue on the way he drew Ian. Don't get me wrong detail wise he was brilliantly drawn, but at certain points he looked to much like Hit-Girl, which isn't a good thing especially considering he's a boy.
|One Year Later|
This was a brilliant issue, and I'm really looking forward to how it progresses. I would highly recommend this issue to anyone, and if you're not a fan of JRJR's art Id' still recommend as the story itself is defferent, as well as being very good, and very interesting.