Sunday, January 3, 2016

Captain America: White #5 (of 5)

   I'm enjoyed these "color-based" series by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, and the mysteriously-delayed Captain America: White is another great addition to the series.

  It's set almost entirely during World War II, as Cap and his young sidekick Bucky join forces with Nick Fury and his Howling Commandoes.

   They're fighting to save the city of Paris from destruction at the hands of the Red Skull - who is also threatening to kill Bucky.

   Despite the sombre undertones - the story is told by a modern-day Steve before Bucky returned as the Winter Soldier - it's an action-filled romp as the good guys are unleashed on some of the most evil characters in Marvel's history.

   The art is terrific, channeling the spirit (though not imitative at all) of Jack Kirby. You get the sense that Sale had a great time drawing this series, and it's infectious.

   It's another great series, and one that'll bring a smile to your face.

Grade: A



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