So the Angel–he’s the narrator of the Marvels Project for those who don’t remember–also, that big government project to develop superman? The “Ultimatizing,” it’s forgotten too. Anyway, the Angel actually gets to appear this issue… to play second fiddle to Cap and Bucky.
Outside Brubaker and Epting’s Captain America, I haven’t seen a Bucky like this one–the commando Bucky. Brubaker tries to work that origin in, matching the existing and fails here. Comes off silly. This issue almost makes me think the whole impetus for the series was just to show Bucky in the forties with a machine gun.
Some nice art from Epting and a lot of boring expository narration make this issue another mixed bag. Brubaker introduces another character this issue–the Destroyer–but has seemingly forgotten about Nick Fury. But, then again, so did I.
I bet next issue ends with the Invaders forming….
Writer, Ed Brubaker; artist, Steve Epting; colorist, Dave Stewart; letterer, Chris Eliopoulos; editors, Lauren Sankovitch and Tom Brevoort; publisher, Marvel Comics.