By Geoff Hoppe
Jan 8, 2007 - 21:21
Bucky Barnes, Captain
Brubaker's back in his element, working with a character he resuscitated in a heavy action, heavy flashback story. If you liked the “Winter Soldier” arc during Brubaker’s excellent run on Captain
Lee Weeks is one of my favorite lesser-known pencilers. Especially in his early days, he did great layout work and drew excellent fight scenes. He understands kinetic energy like Mother Teresa understood charity work. Unfortunately, the boys at Marvel decided to pair Weeks with Stefan “scratches on paper” Gaudiano. The result looks like a watered-down version of Lee Weeks, rather than the synthesis the Marvel editors must have wanted. Weeks’ talent is present, however, in the fight scenes, and he knows how to make a drawing look like a photograph of someone captured in-motion (it’s harder than it looks—bad pencilers make right hooks look like still lifes).
Worth the money? Given that it’s 4 bucks instead of 3 (don’t know why), I’d recommend it primarily to fans of Bucky and Brubaker.