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Review: Captain America Patriot #2

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The second issue of Captain America: Patriot continues to blow me away, just as the first issue did. This is a series that definitely should not go unread or unnoticed. 
 

The Good 

The story and art are phenomenal. I'm a big Captain America fan and I know he "disappeared" after he and Bucky faced Zemo. I know there were other Captain Americas to carry on the tradition as a symbol of hope but I never really thought I'd be interested in reading about their exploits. The story of the Patriot taking over as Captain America has been surprisingly interesting and exciting. We get to see what an established hero has to do to fill the boots of the Sentinel of Liberty. We get to see his teammates reactions to his actions as he gets used to his new role. Even though the events here are "history" in the Marvel Universe, I feel like I'm reading about it for the first time, especially that crazy twist at the end I absolutely did not see coming. 
 
The combination of art and colors by Mitch and Bettie Breitweiser are worth the cover price alone. You could simply look at the pictures and ignore the words and be blown away at the scenes and action here. Even though this series is only half way over and I plan on buying the issues, I already know I have to buy the hardcover edition of this to sit next to my hardcover version of Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's The Marvels Project
 

The Bad 

Not a single thing. 
 

The Verdict - 5/5 

I love this comic. I don't normally dig stories set in the "olden days" and I would like if Steve Rogers were actually in the story but I feel like I'm discovering a part of Marvel history that I never thought to look into before. Karl Kesel, Mitch Breitweiser and Bettie Breitweiser is something that has to be seen. Don't let this comic escape your attention. Track down the first issue and treat yourself to a great experience.    

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iLLituracy

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Edited By iLLituracy

This series thus far has been a must read for me. I can't wait to read the second issue, the first was amazing.

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Wow for you to give this a 5 out of 5 & not have anything bad about it,  then it's a must for me to go pick this up. Being a huge Cap fan I'm glad to see this get a high review.

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Gonna' read issue number one soon. You got me all excited now! Where the hell is The Twelve #9????

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Issue one was superb. Cannot wait to read this one.

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Never even heard of this comic....? O_o

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The thing of it is, you are discovering new "history" for the first time. While it's common knowledge that the Patriot was the second man to wear Captain America's uniform, virtually nothing has ever been written about his time wielding the shield. There are no back issues the writer can mine for story material, outside of the original What If story that suggested the idea of the multiple Captain Americas of the forties. I've always wanted this story to be told, & I'm amazed at just how good it's been. I'm going to be real sorry when it's over. The question now is, will the Spirit of 76 get the same treatment?

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I'm definitely enjoying this mini-series so far.  But I loved what Karl Kesel did with Jeff Mace and company in the 70th Anniversary All Winners Squad.  He really had an affinity for the period and the characters.

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I say that this is the best of MARVEL for last 10 years or maybe more. This is the comicbook I like. I'll buy HC on march.

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This was an amazing issue. Kesel should finish "The Twelve." He's got a great grasp on the people of that era and a way of making characters less than perfect but still heroic.