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Preview: Captain America: Reborn #2

The race for Steve Rogers is on!

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COVER BY: Bryan Hitch
WRITER: Ed Brubaker
PENCILS: Bryan Hitch
INKS: Jackson Guice

THE STORY:
The race for Steve Rogers is on! On one side - BUCKY and the BLACK WIDOW and members of the AVENGERS and FANTASTIC FOUR! On the other - NORMAN OSBORN and HAMMER, THE RED SKULL and his evil hordes, with DR. DOOM waiting in the wings! And where... oh where, is the real CAPTAIN AMERICA? Ed Brubaker, Bryan Hitch and Butch Guice bring you the biggest Marvel comic of the year! Rated T+ ...$3.99

IN STORES: August 5, 2009

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      The_Legacy
      The_Legacy

      [quote@cyw1988 I've got some questions and really it is causing me to want to continue to read Captain America!!! Despite not liking this resurrection stuff at all... I don't think Marvel actually promised that they'll bring Cap back alive so for all you know this could be a story that actually helps build and give a strong foundation for Bucky to carry Cap's mantle ie. give Bucky Cap some credibility. Furthermore, I remember in Runaways the kids got their hands on this cube that sent them back in time. Interestingly, the cube allowed them to alter history and all with Nico getting an upgraded staff etc. So this is something that has to be considered.I'm suddenly motivated to want to continue reading Captain America even though there's a risk of a weak explanation of his resurrection (should they really plan to bring him back that is).[/quote] You a very correct, It's weird 'cause this one comic shop in my town says that Steve Rogers is 100% coming back alive. I'm still 50/50 on the issue however.

      cyw1988
      cyw1988

      I've got some questions and really it is causing me to want to continue to read Captain America!!! Despite not liking this resurrection stuff at all... I don't think Marvel actually promised that they'll bring Cap back alive so for all you know this could be a story that actually helps build and give a strong foundation for Bucky to carry Cap's mantle ie. give Bucky Cap some credibility. Furthermore, I remember in Runaways the kids got their hands on this cube that sent them back in time. Interestingly, the cube allowed them to alter history and all with Nico getting an upgraded staff etc. So this is something that has to be considered.I'm suddenly motivated to want to continue reading Captain America even though there's a risk of a weak explanation of his resurrection (should they really plan to bring him back that is).

      ponymaster
      ponymaster

      he's awesome, he's 1 of my favorite heroes, captain america rules!!!

      BlackSamurai
      BlackSamurai

      [quote@theshock621 [quote@shizumadrive I'm glad the real cap is back but how does him being phased out of time explain the bleeding body that was left there?[/quote] The Red Skull began unhinging Cap from time AFTER his assassination. So Steve DID die.....but Skull is messing with Cap's history after his death. It's like he has all of his memories and experience while jumping around in time.[/quote] Actually, the best way to wrap one's brain around it is to imagine the mind transfer technique Dr. Doom uses when he skips out and inhabits another body before being killed, i.e. the body still dies. Ironic that I use that example as Doom's contribution to the machinery behind Faustus, Skull et al's plan is what made it even possible, but I do not mean that he used Doom's actual mind transfer technique. It will be explained in a way eventually (I suspect/hope) but simply to understand, also remember that the Red Skull, aided/cursed by the Cosmic Cube, survived his own assassination by being mind transferred to share Lukin's body, AND that even without the Cube, he is once again transferred, this time into Zola's robotic body. There is still Red Skull's body somewhere rotting and all tests would attest to him being dead, except that his consciousness carries on. Likewise, Cap, through any test that was run, was 'confirmed' dead, with a corpse out there and all, but instead of being transferred into another body spatially he was (and is still being) transferred temporally into his own body. Hope that makes sense to everyone. I don't profess to know what tech/ability the official explanation will be based on, but I do understand what they are showing us; and two things have to be considered. 1) The special gun Sharon used is the tech that probably dispatched his essence/life energy through time. 2) The Skull's plan to retrieve Steve for whatever the rest of his foiled scheme was seemed to necessitate a blood relation of Steve, Sharon's supposed miscarried child.However the technique works, it appeared to've needed a biological anchor to retrieve his essence from the past, so I am interested to see how Sharon and friends're going to. I suspect it may be by tracking down Faustus if he extracted and kept the fetus (alive or not) unbeknown to the Skull or anyone else. I'd like them to do a little tidying up though, while they're at this, most people wonder how/why Thor could summon his spirit if Steve was actually not really dead, but the terms of existing as a disembodied essence (my term alone) was probably way similar to him being a spirit (that'd be a no-prize if this were a back page letter column, lol) and as Thor is depicted he is not all-knowing and totally versed in every afterlife detail to tell the difference. Those who read Thor and Blake's conversation in the void can attest to that. They missed the chance to tie in his MU time anniversary after his death with the media blackout Thor caused to give the moment of silence. I realized they could have synced that up if they had wanted to since Thor's fairly self contained time line, though the book came out many months ago, could've been ahead of occurences in Cap's series.

      theshock621
      theshock621

      [quote@shizumadrive I'm glad the real cap is back but how does him being phased out of time explain the bleeding body that was left there?They really need to quit screwing around with cap. Heroes Reborn version nearly had me quit marvel for good.[/quote] The Red Skull began unhinging Cap from time AFTER his assassination. So Steve DID die.....but Skull is messing with Cap's history after his death. It's like he has all of his memories and experience while jumping around in time.

      shizumadrive
      shizumadrive

      I'm glad the real cap is back but how does him being phased out of time explain the bleeding body that was left there?They really need to quit screwing around with cap. Heroes Reborn version nearly had me quit marvel for good.

      theshock621
      theshock621

      Yeah, I was hooked after issue one myself.The idea that the Red Skull hates Cap sooooooo much that he wants to destroy Cap, his legacy, his history, etc.....you would think that he couldn't do any more other than kill Steve, but Skull hates him THAT much...wow.Well, this is a great story and I think all the nay-sayers should at least give the book a chance.....I still like Bucky-Cap, too....don't replace him....this year.... :cap:

      Savage_Hulk
      Savage_Hulk

      May be the best limited series out right now. I didn't think I'd make it past #1 but I was drawn in somehow lol. can't wait for #2. Whoo-hoo. Go Cap!!! :cap: