Captain America wears the wrong costume. He has the wrong shield. The Red Skull has the wrong origin. Some of the tanks aren’t historically correct. The art is very anime-style rather than traditional Marvel-style.
I. Don’t. Care.
This is Captain America as the rookie in a buddy-cop movie, with gags, the Red Skull. and lots and lots of Nazis just BEGGING to be punched in the face. This is a fun story with funny gags. This is expressive art. This “Captain America’s first mission” setup is genius.
I’m conflicted on this one. The story itself was fun and light-hearted with several great gags. The heroes have moments of great planning and missing the obvious. It should have been a great issue. But. But the villain’s a big dummy. The dialog is off. I finally realized that I kind of like Sam Basri’s pencils, it’s the coloring (Jessica Kholinne) that messes me up.
Beyond that, I don’t trust Judd Winick. I was spoiled by Palmiotti and Gray’s first 12 issues, especially with Amanda Connor’s pencils. Then all the light-heartedness that I loved went away and Power Girl’s book turned into 10 issues of tie-in for Justice League: Generation Lost.
I want to like this, I want to support Power Girl, but I just didn’t like reading this issue.
I appreciate all the sites and podcasts that review comics but I’ve noticed that a lot of them do a sort of book report style, recapping the events of the issue and saying whether or not they liked it. I’m going to try to focus on what aspects of the book I liked or didn’t like and not be so tied to the exact events.