Written by: Rick Remender
Illustrations: Nic Klein
Coloring: Dean White
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij
Captain America #007 – Comic Book Review
Steven is still getting over the discovery that S.H.I.E.L.D. had its own backup plan to dispose of him, if they ever considered him a threat, but he has very little time to actually ponder about this secret, as he finds himself in the midst of a warzone. With the agency under the control of Dr. Mindbubble, Steven tries to save the day, but again he is struck by doubt due to his experiences in Dimension Z. Will the first Avenger finally rise from his ashes like the majestic phoenix, or will he tumble further into the darkness and prove that our world can truly corrupt every soul that walks on its surface?
Captain America is closing in on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s secret base, and he comes to realize that the special weapon he knew nothing about is slowly being activated. With the entire organization falling under the control of Dr. Mindbubble, Steven has to act fast. While he approaches the mad doctor, and the doctor’s compatriot who bears the name Iron Nail, it becomes clear that Steven can’t act too hastily, as the brainwashed soldiers of S.H.I.E.L.D. will do Dr. Mindbubble’s bidding, thus even kill themselves if he so desires. Nonetheless, Captain America tries to put up a fight against those who are seeking to burn down the foundations of America, to make the world ‘equal’ again.
The flow of the story is rather rapid, but never feels rushed, as you’ll get enough information to place most of the events that are unfolding. While a few details could have done a lot hither and thither, the story is clear, and above all, fairly exciting as the outcome isn’t all too predictable. Rick Remender does a good job in creating a suspenseful situation, one which can go in every possible direction.
For the most part illustrations remain consistent with the previous issues, albeit with a rather ‘retro’ vibe when taking a closer look at the facial features of characters. This issue has a ‘fifties’ feel to it when looking at the colors, and the characters, who could perfectly fit in an older generation of comic books. Nonetheless, the details and modern techniques are clearly visible.
Captain America #007 is an interesting issue, even though it only revolves around the struggle of Captain America against Iron Nail and Dr. Mindbubble. Nonetheless, what may seem like a scuffle that is a part of Steven’s daily routine, it may actually determine the fate of S.H.I.E.L.D., his own reputation and even how the rest of the world will view the United States from now on. Certainly an interesting issue to read through.