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Captain America: White #1 - You Can't Take it With You

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After many years, the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale story is here.

Back in 2008, we got a glimpse at the latest 'color' story from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale focusing on Captain America and Bucky in CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #0. Like their past collaborations, this series set out to look at the characters at an emotional level while also telling a grand story. Unfortunately after the zero issue, we never got the first issue...until now.

For fans of Cap and this creative pairing, it's worth the wait. The story may look back at Steve's awakening after the Avengers found him frozen and his dealing with the loss of Bucky but there's still plenty to hook you into the story. Loeb and Sale immediately set up a special kind of vibe in their stories. Getting to journey back to see Cap, Bucky, Nick Fury and the Howling Commandoes is great. Because this is a story set in the past and a look at the emotional reaction of losing Bucky and awakening in a new world, the wait for this issue is easier to accept. There's loads of nostalgia as well, especially considering Steve's current status in the Marvel Universe.

Adding to the story and art is Dave Stewart's colors. With color being a huge element in the Loeb/Sale stories, you want and expect some amazing colors. Amazing colors is what we get.

Obviously the delay has been troublesome for those that have been waiting. I honestly had forgotten what happened in the zero issue. The good and the bad thing is the complete zero issue is presented here after the 24-page main feature. That means you get an extra seventeen-page story along with the thirteen pages of art and interview with Loeb and Sale that was included in the zero issue. This all is the reason for the $4.99 price tag. If you haven't read or bought the zero issue, this is a great inclusion. Even if you did buy the zero issue, I'm glad to see it included here again so I don't have to try to figure out where my copy is. There is also the minor issue that Bucky's past has been tweaked a little during Ed Brubaker's run but that doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the story here.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE #1 is finally here. Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's continuation of looking deep into what makes our favorite characters tick is as wonderful as it was before. It's a joy to revisit Steve Rogers as Captain America and seeing the emotions of awakening in the modern age and losing Bucky along with some action-packed adventures set in the past. Dave Stewart's colors are amazing and highly complement the story. It's still a little frustrating for those that have waited so long but the inclusion of the zero issue from 2008 allows you to recall what was shown before. Even if it wasn't included, not reading it doesn't take away from the story. While there is plenty of content, it does add a tiny increase to the price. It is worth it but could be a concern for some. Now that the first issue is here, let's hope we will indeed get the rest of the story. With the direction of the story now set up, it's going to be fantastic to see what happens next.

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Can't wait to read this. Not a fan of the current state of Steve Rogers so this will be refreshing.

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Sorry, not at 4.99.

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Just bought it today, I wanted to get Superman for All Seasons, but my shop was out, so this will be a nice substitute.

Can't wait to read this. Not a fan of the current state of Steve Rogers so this will be refreshing.

I'm just happy we may be getting a good Captain America story. I love Captain America, after the Fantastic Four he's my favorite Marvel character, but I have to admit it's sadly rare to get a good Captain America story. Heck even Falcon taking over as Cap has been kinda boring.

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I'll give this series a read.

It sounds cool.

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@zombiesamurai: the title of the book fall in line with the rest of the creative teams work and was decided on a long time ago, before Sam was ever Cap.

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Just finished it, 5/5, absolutely amazing. Makes me wish I could see these two do "Captain Marvel Red" sigh... if only (oh well, I got Thenderworld and the Convergence book so I got no right to complain).

@mark_stephen: @squalleon:Trust me it's worth it, not just because it's a good comic, but it's 2 comic in one so you get your money's worth in terms of content.

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@mark_stephen: @squalleon:Trust me it's worth it, not just because it's a good comic, but it's 2 comic in one so you get your money's worth in terms of content.

I will trade wait. I am sure it is good but with that money I can buy two other titles.

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Just my thoughts. I don't like the title... Can't they call it Captain America: Soldier out of Time or Captain America: Long Winter or something like that. Anything but "Captain America White". It may not be intentional but it sounds like Marvel's making a comment on Sam Wilson being Captain America by emphasizing that the original Captain America was Caucasian.

wot

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@farkam: You should have seen the announcement page.

Oh boy.

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Just finished it, 5/5, absolutely amazing. Makes me wish I could see these two do "Captain Marvel Red" sigh... if only (oh well, I got Thenderworld and the Convergence book so I got no right to complain).

@mark_stephen: @squalleon:Trust me it's worth it, not just because it's a good comic, but it's 2 comic in one so you get your money's worth in terms of content.

Or I could wait a year and fish it out of the discount box for a dollar. Sorry but 4.99 is simply too much to pay right now.

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@mark_stephen said:

Sorry, not at 4.99.

My thoughts exactly. Will wait til it hits Marvel Unlimited.

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So people think essentially 54 pages for $4.99 is paying too much? Maybe it's because I love Cap and I love America, it seems worth it to me. I assumed I read the interview back in 2008 but I still enjoyed it.

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I'll buy it Friday

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Sounds cool. Huge fan of Sale so I'll probably pick this up this weekend. Was Remenders run on Captain America trapped in dimension z any good?

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@g_man said:

So people think essentially 54 pages for $4.99 is paying too much? Maybe it's because I love Cap and I love America, it seems worth it to me. I assumed I read the interview back in 2008 but I still enjoyed it.

Considering the trade will collect everything just for thrice that amount...yes.

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@g_man said:

So people think essentially 54 pages for $4.99 is paying too much? Maybe it's because I love Cap and I love America, it seems worth it to me. I assumed I read the interview back in 2008 but I still enjoyed it.

I think the price was perfect for the two issues together, plus the interview. Also, for such an amazing story, I feel its a steal.

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@g_man said:

So people think essentially 54 pages for $4.99 is paying too much? Maybe it's because I love Cap and I love America, it seems worth it to me.

That has nothing to do with it.