Captain America #003 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Rick Remender
Illustrations: John Romita, Klaus Janson, Tom Palmer, Scott Hanna
Coloring: Dean White
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

Captain America #003 – Comic Book Review

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Ian was taken away from the tattered image that remained of the once glorious looking Captain America. While Ian, who was originally called Leopold by Zola, is not Steven’s birth son, Steven is determined to get him back, before Zola turns him into one of his mindless, brutal puppets. That being said, this task proves to be easier said than done, especially with Steven’s body slowly decaying over time due to the virus that is still spreading throughout his body. It’s only a question of when he will crash and burn but also if he can stand up once more to save what’s truly important to him.

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Steven is able to drag himself all the way to Zola’s stronghold, where he encounters Jet, Zola’s daughter, who received the evil doctor’s upbringing that rendered her to be another insensitive being. That being said, after the last encounter between Steven and Jet, she has been having doubts of what weakness truly is, and why he let her live and thus her faith seems to be wavering. When she is spared once again after the second scuffle the doubt strikes even harder but nonetheless she follows her father’s orders and heads in for another fight. While heavy blows are dealt between both fighters, she is finally persuaded by Steven’s logic and decides to help him out by saving the trapped Phrox, who are simply being killed for no reason whatsoever.

The good captain then continues his original mission, namely retrieving Ian before any permanent damage is done. Little did he know that propaganda was already filling the little boy’s head and he was already walking in line, listening to every word Zola has to say. Even though Steven soldiered on with his battered, broken, dying body he was unaware of something else that could be broken and shattered during this vital mission, his heart.

This bundle is a rapid succession of different action sequences and mind games, where doubt is sprinkled all around this omnibus. Things get heated up even more than in the previous issues, but it feels like they are only getting properly started, even though there are a few key moments depicted in this issue. Rick Remender does an effort to push you to the edge of your seat and keep you hanging there even when you flip the last page.

Illustrations have barely changed and thus you’ll be treated to the same gritty looking characters and environments, at least in this dimension. A few other characters will appear, who have clearer lining and don’t look that battered and decayed.


Captain America #003 will show you the life threatening battle Steven is going through, all in order to get the boy back who he sees as his very own son. While it could easily be a one-way trip, the superhuman will have to follow his life’s motto once more where he’ll stand up after every blow. Exciting, gritty and captivating are the words to describe this bundle.

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Captain America #003 – Comic Book Review, 8.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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