Monday, September 19, 2011
Review: Captain America: The Death of Captain America Volume 2 - The Burden of Dreams
Captain America: The Death of Captain America Volume 2 - The Burden of Dreams by Ed Brubaker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Burden of Dreams is a solid middle book for the Death of Captain America series, helping to bring the reader closer to the end game. It's where a large part of the action occurs - including Tony Stark revealing the letter to Bucky that shows that Steve (Captain America) wanted Captain America to go on, as well as Red Skull and Doctor Faustus ratcheting their plan up a notch by having brainwashed S.H.I.E.L.D. agents fire on protesters outside the White House.
This is, by far, the most action-packed of the three books and, as any second book should, makes you want to read the next one as quickly as possible. The artwork was as good as I'd come to expect from others, and the story had me turning pages quickly in anticipation. And one of the best lines comes from Bucky as he's taken on the mantle of Captain America. He goes to throw the shield at the bad guys and it looks like he misses, with the shield hitting a girder and bouncing away. The baddies know then that it's not Steve - not the real Captain America. But once the shield hits someone trying to sneak up on Bucky's partner, he admits that the shield went exactly where he'd meant it to.
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