Captain America's Marvel Legacy run begins this week and Ian is bringing us an awesome review of Marvel's favorite star spangled hero!
As the plot goes the focus is the return of the real Steve Rogers, as true and blue as ever, after the events of Secret Empire, only to find heʼll have to work hard to recover his identity. An absolutely nostalgic return to his original ideals and image, both the everyday citizen in the Marvel Universe and us, the readers, are shown that, yes, the real Cap is back.
This comic also has a truly patriotic message throughout, nobody would expect any less from our favorite Star Spangled Hero, in America, the strong protect the weak, they do not prey on them. Admittedly, the nostalgia pumped into this issue comes across as corny at times, but it feels intentional, a real homage to the past of comics in general. The art is a beautiful cross between the crisp modern style, and techniques of the past in more ways than one, and it absolutely works.
Written by Mark Waid, one understands his intent with this run of Cap through his message at the end, where he describes Captain Americaʼs influence on him throughout his early life and beyond. You can tell heʼs passionate about the character, and is definitely familiar with the style of writing and action found in Captain America comics since his creation.
Absolutely a set up for Steve Rogerʼs upcoming adventures as he tries to find himself, this issue is a fun establishing step in what should be known as one of Marvel Legacyʼs truest homages to their origins.
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