Johnny Bullet
Marvel Comics
Captain America #46
By Hervé St-Louis

February 5, 2009 - 23:09

Publisher(s): Marvel Comics
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Penciller(s): Steve Epting
Inker(s): Steve Epting
Colourist(s): Frank D'Armata
Letterer(s): Joe Caramagna
Cover Artist(s): Steve Epting
$2.99 US

Captain America teams up with Namor, the Submariner in an attempt to find an old Chinese mad scientist that holds the Golden Age super hero, the Human Torch captive. Travelling to China, Captain America adopts the guise of his Russian self, the Winter Soldier to alert the Chinese authorities who have put him on a special watch. Will his and Namor plan work?

It’s a reunion story of sort that seems to be gearing up for a celebration of the 70th Marvel Comics year, featuring its classical headliner characters. The story flashes back and forth to the 1940s showing scenes where the Invaders, the team composed of the original Captain America, Namor and the Human Torch, used to fight the Nazis. The highlight of the issue is of course the interaction of two old war buddies, the Namor and Captain America. Namor seems to have problems accepting that the former sidekick of the original Captain America now wears his colours.

The highlight of this issue, is of course the artwork which gives Namor unique features, although his head is not as triangular as in other comic books. Don’t let the cover fool you, Captain America does not fight Namor. However, it’s interesting to see Namor rendered in a crime noir series.

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