I review Rick Remender’s awesome Captain America #10, which focuses on the Escape From Dimension Z, published by Marvel Comics.
CAPTAIN AMERICA #10
Story: Rick Remender | Art: John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, Tom Palmer, & Scott Hanna | Cover: John Romita Jr. | Publisher: Marvel Comics | Price: $3.99
• THE SHOCKING “DIMENSION Z” FINALE!
• After over a decade in Dimension Z Captain America must make his final push to escape–but at what cost?
• Enter: GODZOLA!
• A shocking death and an action-packed conclusion that will leave Cap changed forever and leave you gasping for air!
Wow. After almost a year of being stuck in Dimension Z, we’ve had a series of massive revelations in #9, and now #10 brings the Dimension Z arc to a close with a conclusion that I couldn’t stop reading, and absolutely loved. This has been one of my favourite Marvel Now titles, and I’ve been loving what Remender has been bringing to this book, with each issue managing to be just as unpredictable as the last.
Things are ramped up a notch with a death scene in this issue that will no doubt divide readers, particularly fans of the character – but I felt it was executed pretty well indeed. Remender has really pulled no punches with this epic storyline that’s had me on the edge of my seats since day one and I really can’t wait to see what happens next. This issue was among the first few that I read and quite simply, I loved it, and the death really is shocking – the solicit doesn’t lie.
The artwork provided by John Romita Jr. has been superb since the get go and Captain America #10 was no different. Every panel was awesome, and the cover is so good that it’s got my pick of the week. I can’t wait to see how the aftermath of the Dimension Z storyline is dealt with, especially with that crazy ending that whilst it may not be a permanent killing off of the character, as everyone knows that nobody dies in comics nowadays, it’ll be interesting to see what lasting effects it has on Cap in the future issues, and whilst the predictability in the ‘will Captain America escape from Dimension Z?’ thread isn’t very predictable indeed mainly because well, it’s Captain America, and his adventures have also been referenced in another Remender title, Uncanny Avengers.
However, right when you think you know what’s going to happen, there’s a major, major game changer, and things go horribly wrong. It’s something that has me eagerly awaiting next issue, and it almost makes me wish that this title double-shipped so I could find out what happened next sooner. However, I read #9 a few days before reading this issue as I finally managed to get ahold of the print comic on Wednesday, so that was great.
A lot of people are going to be angry about this issue, and probably already have voiced their opinions. But I for one say that Remender is doing a cracking job, and this title continues to impress month after month. Like Thor, this Marvel Now! run has made me care for a character that I never thought I would prior to reading this series, so #11 is certainly a definite buy for me. Readers of fun, pulpy action should check out this book as well – it’s certainly not one that you want to miss out on.