One Year Later
Unexpectedly, this issue does not exactly continue the events of the previous one. The whole thing takes place a year later. First thing I noticed was Ian's (the kid) size. He looked like a newborn to me in the last issue, but now he is looking like a six year old with hair bigger than Mowgli's. But that's just a minor fact. Throughout the issue Captain America struggles to keep both alive, as we see well done monologue. The Dimension Z scenario is very interesting and reminded me a bit of Vendaxa, a planet in the Star Wars universe. Remender also makes sure to deliver action, as we see intriguing fights between Steve and the many different creatures in the strange place.
The good thing here is that this didn't really look like a Captain America story. Remender delivers a sci-fi related plot that sounds a bit more like Star Wars, so it is much different from what Brubaker did. By the end, we get a thrilling cliffhanger.
However, it's not like the whole book takes place in the strange dimension. No, Remender delivers flashbacks as we see Steve's childhood. It is a bit sad actually, as the kids are really mean and have horrible dialogue. Forgive me, it's not horrible dialogue. The horrible are the things they say to Rogers.
It's hard to see someone appreciating Romita Jr.'s art, and although I can understand why, I do like John's pencilling. I do admit it can be a bit inconsistent sometimes, but it is detailed and has a nice cartoony feel to it. However, Dean White must not be forgotten, as his smooth coloring does help a lot the overall artwork.
Overall, this was a very fun issue, and much better than the first of the series, although it has a few flaws. There's a lot of action and the scenario is extremely interesting. By the end, Remender delivers a nice cliffhanger. He's taking Cap to a new direction and he has managed to prove that that's a good thing. Captain America #2 gets a 8/10.