One of the most fun things about Brubaker’s Captain America run has been how he updates the old seventies style Cap stories for the modern era. Reborn runs into a problem with this bit, however. Brubaker’s devise for bringing Cap “back,” is a very complicated time machine–the malfunction of this machine, no less, has left Steve Rogers unstuck in time–and he explains it in a couple pseudo-scientific paragraphs. Apparently having Hank Pym around makes it seem reassuring, though the last time Hitch drew Pym, he was a spousal abuser, right?
I find Reborn to be something of a hard sell at this point. It’s got a lot of potential, but as a superhero version of Slaughterhouse Five, not a blockbuster event.
I also really do think Hitch is sort of boring as an artist. His placement of characters and his angles kill spontaneity.
Still, I’m open-minded.
Writer, Ed Brubaker; penciller, Bryan Hitch; inker, Butch Guice; colorist, Paul Mounts; letterer, Joe Caramagna; editors, Jeanine Schaefer and Tom Brevoort; publisher, Marvel Comics.