Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ultimate Comics Captain America Premiere HC [2011] by Jason Aaron

ULTIMATE COMICS CAPTAIN AMERICA PREMIERE HC
Jason Aaron brings two Captain Americas from two different wars and time periods together. Captain America of World War II faces off against the Captain America of Vietnam as this super-soldier is revealed to be Frank Simpson AKA Nuke. Having Nuke as the Captain America of Vietnam was a surprise however looking at it after reading the story seemed like an obvious choice. Jason Aaron pumps up the freshness within the Ultimate Universe along with former Captain America artist Ron Garney who illustrated the character with Mark Waid in the mid-nineties.

SERIES HIGHLIGHTS
- Frank Simpson has helped North Koreans develop their own super-soldier program
- Steve Rogers faces off against the Captain America of Vietnam Frank Simpson
- Steve Rogers faces off against a Cambodian village of super-soldiers
- Frank Simpson systematically tortures Steve Rogers until he sees the “light”
- Steve Rogers rips open a snake’s venom sac and spits it into Frank Simpson’s face
- Rogers takes down Frank after biting off his ear and punching his eye out of his socket
- Rogers systematically enlightens Frank by sitting next to him and reading the bible in sickbay

This hardcover collects
Ultimate Comics Captain America #1-4

RECOMMENDED – 4 OUT OF 5