Somebody’s First Comic Book-Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier #1
Wondering what Somebody’s First Comic Book is all about? The explanation is on this page!
Writer: Ed Brubaker
Art: Dale Eaglesham
Colors: Andy Troy
Letters: Joe Caramagna
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Cover Art: Carlos Pacheco, Tim Townsend & Frank D’Armata
Publisher: Marvel Comics
PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: Dude definitely has a “Captain America” vibe to him… hey, wasn’t his name “Steve” in the movie?
IMPRESSIONS: Ah, he is Captain America. Or… he was. But he’s not now… looks like he’s a super-spy, and the grandson of the guy who turned him into Captain America in the first place is in some sort of trouble, so he has to save him.
Okay, I can work with this.
The book actually gives us just about everything we need to know. It recaps Captain – um… Steve’s origin pretty succinctly, and it shows us why that’s relevant today, as there are evidently enemy spies trying to recreate the experiment that made Steve a super-soldier in the first place. The fighting is cool – whether he’s wearing the mask or not, Rogers kicks a lot of butt in this issue. It’s a trifle confusing why he’s not Captain America anymore, or why he’s just going around with no mask on and everyone knows who he is, but there’s enough to go on to make the story comprehensible and enjoyable.
But man… “Steve Rogers” has got to be the worst superhero name ever.
Really? There was somebody called “Maggot” in the X-Men?