Writer: John Ney Rieber
Artists: Trevor Hairsine (p), Danny Miki (i)
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Captain America settles into his new gang infested neighborhood, but his efforts to clean the place up are cut short when he becomes involved in yet another secret plot involving S.H.I.E.L.D.
There are times when I find myself wondering why I'm reading this book, as while I like Captain America as a character, the book does seem trick writers into the belief that unabashed patriotism makes for engaging reading, and this simply isn't the case. Still I will give this issue credit for making Captain America's out-of-costume exploits interesting (a true rarity in these pages), and the move to a gang infested neighborhood does allow for a nice little scene where a gang member is able to recognize the threat he's up against without having to take a shield to the head. As for the art, Trevor Hairsine turns in some absolutely lovely work, as he perfectly captures the nightmarish quality of Captain America's frozen state, and one also has to enjoy the elegance of the page where we see Cap practicing his shield tossing. One also has to enjoy that last page shot, and the promise of the battle to come.
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