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Required Reading: Captain America

In preparation for the upcoming CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN by Ed Brubaker and Bryan Hitch, we here at Marvel have compiled a must-read list of books to catch you up on all of Cap's adventures.

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FALLEN SON
THE DEATH OF
CAPTAIN AMERICA
HC

FALLEN SON: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HC Written by JEPH LOEB Penciled by JOHN CASSADAY, DAVID FINCH, ED MCGUINNESS, JOHN ROMITA JR. & LEINIL FRANCIS YU All New Cover by ED MCGUINESS Where were you when Captain America died? Perhaps you were listening to the radio or reading the morning paper. Maybe you were surfing the web or on the phone with a friend. You were probably shocked, most likely thinking, "How could this happen to Cap?" And for a moment, you perhaps thought about all the ways the super soldier meant something to you. Something very real, very abiding. Fallen Son: Death of Captain America follows the reaction of the legendary heroes' best friends and closest comrades as they struggle to work through the emotions stirred by the loss of their ally, and the stages of grief that make them confront the part they may have played in that loss. This is their story. This is Cap's story. This is our story. The story of a Fallen Son and the world he helped make a better place. Plus, this edition also includes tons of never-before-seen extras! Collecting FALLEN SON: WOLVERINE, AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA, SPIDER-MAN and IRON MAN; and CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 plus extras from MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: CAPTAIN AMERICA REMEMBERED and the OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE. 224 PGS./Rated T+…$29.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-4128-0 Diamond Code: APR090560 ON SALE JULY 1!

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
WINTER SOLDIER
v.1 TPB

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER v.1 TPB Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by STEVE EPTING Cap is awakened in the dead of the night by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who need the kind of help only he can provide. But the corpse he finds on the Heli-carrier brings him face-to-face with the unthinkable, and opens doors to terror and manipulation he never dreamed possible! It's a new beginning as four-time Eisner-nominated Best Writer Ed Brubaker makes his Marvel debut, joined by white-hot artist Steve Epting! As the new regular creative team, they will take Cap's life in directions fans will never see coming! Collects Captain America (2005) #1-7. 168 PGS./Rated T+ …$16.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1920-5 Diamond Code: JAN062099

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
WINTER SOLDIER
v.2 TPB

CAPTAINAMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER v.2 TPB Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by STEVE EPTING, MIKE PERKINS The questions plaguing Captain America's dreams and memories have been answered in the most brutal way possible. And in the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault - tearing open old wounds and threatening to make new scars that will never heal! Collects Captain America #8, 9 and #11-14. 136 PGS./Rated T+ …$14.99 ISBN: 0-7851-1921-3 Diamond Code: AUG062114

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
RED MENACE
v.1 TPB

CAPTAIN AMERICA: RED MENACE v.1 TPB Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by STEVE EPTING, MIKE PERKINS Fan-favorite creators Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting bring the most talked-about Captain America story in 40 years to a heartbreaking conclusion. Cap faces down his personal demons, in a hand-to-hand battle with the Winter Soldier. But he's not just fighting for victory, he's in a struggle for the heart and soul of everything he's ever cared about, and the results will send tragic echoes throughout his life for years to come. Collects Captain America #15-17 & Captain America 65th Anniversary Special. 112 PGS./Rated T+ …$11.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2321-0 Diamond Code: MAY062034

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
RED MENACE
v.2 TPB

CAPTAIN AMERICA: RED MENACE v.2 TPB Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by STEVE EPTING, MIKE PERKINS It was Wizard's book of the year for 2005; now, fan-favorite artist Steve Epting rejoins Top Ten writer Ed Brubaker for an action-packed thriller in London, as Captain America travels across the Atlantic in search of his old partner - a story that will see him fighting side-by-side with some very old friends. But Cap and the Winter Soldier aren't the only ones taking the journey abroad. Crossbones and Sin are on a path of revenge that's leading them in the exact same direction! And what of General Lukin and his "relationship" with the Red Skull? Collects Captain America #18-21. 104 PGS./Rated T+ …$10.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2225-7 Diamond Code: SEP062177

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
THE DEATH OF
CAPTAIN AMERICA
v.1 TPB

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA v.1 - "The Death of the Dream" TPB Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by STEVE EPTING, MIKE PERKINS Leaping from the final pages of Civil War, this is the biggest Cap story that Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting have yet to tell - guaranteed to stun readers and send shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe! As repercussions ripple outward, the Winter Soldier finally chooses a side - his own. But what are the Red Skull and his minions up to behind the scenes? Collects Captain America #25-30 160 PGS./Rated T …$14.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-2423-8 Diamond Code: APR082360

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
THE DEATH OF
CAPTAIN AMERICA
v.2 TPB

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA v.2 - "The Burden of Dreams" TPB Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by STEVE EPTING, BUTCH GUICE The new Captain America fights for the heart of his country in a city gone insane! The Red Skull's master plan kicks into motion, and chaos begins to take hold of the US, with only one man to stand in its way - but is he up to the task? Guest-starring the Falcon, Iron Man, and the Black Widow! Collects Captain America #31-36. 160 PGS./ Rated T …$14.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-2424-5 Diamond Code: JUL082402

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
THE DEATH OF
CAPTAIN AMERICA
v.3 TPB

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA v.3 - "The Man Who Bought America" TPB Written by ED BRUBAKER Penciled by STEVE EPTING, BUTCH GUICE The saga of the new Captain America continues! He's doing his best to carry on the legacy of Steve Rogers, but things go from bad to worse for Bucky Barnes when the Red Skull makes an unexpected move for the very soul of America! Collects Captain America #37-42. 144 PGS./Rated T …$14.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-2971-4 Diamond Code: DEC082456

CIVIL WAR HC

CIVIL WAR HC Written by MARK MILLAR Penciled by STEVE MCNIVEN The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it's time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing from more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother — and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships and families begin to fall apart. The crossover that rewrites the rules, Civil War stars Spider-Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the entirety of the Marvel pantheon! Collecting CIVIL WAR #1-7, MARVEL SPLOTLIGHT CIVIL WAR and the CIVIL WAR SCRIPT BOOK 512 PGS./Rated T+ …$39.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-2178-7 Diamond Code: AUG082435

CAPTAIN AMERICA:
THE CHOSEN TPB

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE CHOSEN TPB Written by DAVID MORRELL Penciled by MITCH BREITWEISER Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST Who will be chosen to follow in Cap's footsteps? Since the earliest days of World War II, Captain America has relentlessly fought tyrants at home and abroad. He has redefined fearlessness, courage and what it means to struggle for ideals that are uniquely American. But now Captain America lies dying. And in perhaps his greatest mission, he uses his last moments to search for the nobility, sacrifice and heroism of the next generation's Captain America. Dramatizing combat-torn Afghanistan, Rambo creator David Morrell (First Blood) tells the story of one of the world's greatest war heroes and the modern world he seeks to inspire. With emotionally resonant art from the versatile Mitch Breitweiser, Captain America: The Chosen serves as a scintillating new entry into the canon of modern Cap epics. Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE CHOSEN #1-6. 168 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-2016-2 Diamond Code: OCT082532

ESSENTIAL
CAPTAIN AMERICA
TPB

ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA TPB Written by STAN LEE Penciled by JACK KIRBY Eager to serve his country during World War Two, Steve Rogers was transformed into a physically perfect man by the government's Super Soldier Program. Armed with an indestructible shield and the physical prowess of an Olympic athlete, Rogers fought valiantly to uphold the ideals and principles of democracy until frozen in a block of ice where he was preserved for decades. Discovered by the Avengers and revived, Steve Rogers is a man out of time, who remains vigilant in his battle to protect the innocent and uphold the American ideals of truth, justice and honor. ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA Volume 1 Collecting TALES OF SUSPENSE #59-99 and CAPTAIN AMERICA #100-102. 520 PGS./All Ages …$16.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-3006-2 Diamond Code: NOV072234 ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA Volume 2 Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #103-126. 512 PGS./All Ages …$14.95 ISBN: 0-7851-0827-0 Diamond Code: STAR15009 ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA Volume 3 Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #127-156. 640 PGS./All Ages …$16.99 ISBN: 0-7851-2166-8 Diamond Code: SEP062185 ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA Volume 4 Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA #157-186. 600 PGS./All Ages …$16.99 ISBN: 978-0-7851-2770-3 Diamond Code: NOV072235 Not a subscriber to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited yet? Join now! Check out the official Marvel Shop for your favorite Marvel Heroes! Download episodes of "X-Men: Evolution" and "Wolverine and the X-Men" now on iTunes!

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tstarnes
tstarnes member

I don't know what the earlier people were talking about, cap is awesome, one of my favorite marvel characters.If you are looking for a complete order to read cap in, check out my Captain America reading order - cmro.travis-starnes.com

bluehairybeast62
bluehairybeast62

Great list. I would also add Captain America: Dead Men Running by Darko Macan and Danijel Zezelj.

cainraw
cainraw

and don't read cap, nobody gives a $hit about you anyway

jarreth28
jarreth28

As if death is every truly permanent in the Marvel U.! Didn't bringing back Bucky, among others teach that?Hasn't it been that way since Phoenix was FIRST resurrected way back around Xfactor #1ish.I think that was the first of my many disappointments. Now I just read them for a good read and don't expect permanent change.Heck, as Joe Q. once said, it's all about the illusion of change.Do you really think they are going to ruin their big cash cows and ever kill them off permanently?I imagine even Captain Marvel (the original) will be brought back someday.

Stilltsinc
Stilltsinc

i hate the fact that they're undoing the death of captian america, i really do. i've been a faithfull marvel fan for awhile now, and this basically ruins it all for me. is it true they're bringing jean grey back again too? this basically means i don't have to buy a marvel comic for like, 25 years, because when i come back, everything will still be the exact same. i guess these guys are just too big of cowards to actually change the status quo of thier make believe universe, even if the change they make is working out buetifully. readers enjoyed having bucky take up the mantel, and the truth about it is that it was working. i mean really, who gives a crap about steve anymore? i'm so pissed off about this that i probably can't even go into a comic shop for a year without kicking stands over and causing total choas. i mean, the hulk is already running around free after world war hulk. spider man's secret identity is a secret again after civil war somehow, and collosus is back after sacrificing himself. i mean really, what does it take to progress a comic book universe? changes need to be made and they need to stick, otherwise you're looking at what the marvel universe is going to look like fifty years from now....exactly the same