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Captain America #11 - Loose Nuke Part 1; A Fire in the Rain Review


Captain America is out of Dimension Z and it won't be an easy transition. Rick Remender shows there are serious repercussions and that the story is not quite over.

The Good

Closure is a good thing. Repercussions from major story lines are crucial as well. Even though Rick Remender's ten-issue story of Captain America fighting Arnim Zola in Dimension Z is over, there is still more to see. Thinking about the possible affects of this period in Steve Rogers life is astounding. Cap has seen and done a lot but this is an adventure and experience like none that he's faced before. The solicit description of "a man further out of time" raises some interesting questions. It's great that Remender is going to touch on how this affects Cap rather than happily move on to the next adventure.

For so much that happened, this issue does a great job in tying up the immediate loose ends. Cap was left in a pretty ragged state. Jet Black came back with him. There's a lot that has to be dealt with, including the loses suffered before diving into the next arc. That isn't to say it's all about recovery. Remender does indeed begin the next arc which means setting up a story involving Nuke. Just thinking about the possibility of this story is enough to make you giddy. The combination of tying up loose ends, setting up the next arc along with a couple moments of humor made this a highly enjoyable issue.

Carlos Pacheco's art and Dean White's colors are phenomenal here. Captain America looks almost regal and you can see the pain from the recent events hiding behind his eyes. Even seeing Nuke powered up is great. I've never been the biggest Nuke fan but I can't wait to see more of him after this.

The Bad

The Dimension Z arc was a bit of a roller coaster ride at times. There are some serious consequences to deal with and it's great to see the next arc hit the ground running. There's not really anything to complain about.

The Verdict

With each issue of this Captain America series, Rick Remender wins me over more and more. It's great seeing some follow up from the previous arc rather than just immediately jumping into the next one, something we've seen other writers do in other series. Remender adds a certain level of humanity into his version of Cap and seeing this tough old soldier continuing the fight while trying to deal with everything is incredible. Carlos Pacheco's art and Dean White's colors makes a great issue even better than you'd think possible. There is still more to see. There should be more fall out for Cap as he continues to deal with his time in Dimension Z. Seeing this finally play out in the current Marvel Universe will be fascinating. The next issue can't get here fast enough.

Posted by anthonygiu

I'm interested to read this issue. I wasn't too big on the Dimension Z stuff but I like how it ended.

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

yes..Now I can enjoy Captain america again, the Dimension Z stuff lost my interest and went on way to long for me.

Posted by Noteworthington

Loved Dimension Z, sad to see Romita gone, but Pacheo does a great job continuing the same feel.

Great intro for Nuke, I agree, never been a big fan but it was done very well.

Also, just to get it out of the way, everybody spotted THIS, correct?

Posted by manwithoutshame

Gimmie a red...

Posted by The_Absolute

I love this series so far - the action is warranted, the characterizations are heartfelt, genuine and rational, and the pacing is perfect. My favorite series thus far in both Marvel and DC.

Edited by BR_Havoc

I would of not given this issue such a high rating it was okay a 3 out of 5 to me. Do not like the new artist at all he is trying to be JRJR and it just comes off as sloppy work. To me there is no fall out after the shocking ending of the last issue. Steve barley mourns before he is like I need to forget the past and move on it has been what a few days? Plus the part with Nuke just opening fire on a bunch of innocents is pretty distasteful.

All and all I am finding Remender to be a broken record repeating himself over and over.

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

I got bored after Issue 4 of the Dimension Z arc but if I wanted to stat reading it again, would this be an okay starting point?

Posted by CaptainHoopla

@g_money_christmas: This is definitely a good jumping on point.

I didn't read any of the Dimension Z arc as it just didn't interest me. I really enjoyed this issue and will likely add Cap back to my pull list. Pacheco's art was great and I look forward to what Remender has cooking. Welcome back Cap, I've missed ya!

Posted by CaptainHoopla

On a different note, this issue reminds me how much I hate the big red Marvel Now banners on covers. This was a welcome surprise for this issue, though I'm sure it will be back next month.

Edited by BlazingNova

Yay! Dimension Z is over on to a new arc and hopefully it can gain my interest in cap again.

Edited by The_Titan_Lord

I haven't read this yet.

Posted by longbowhunter

This was a good transitional issue setting up the next arc. Nuke is a great antagonist for Cap. Loved Jason Aaron's Ultimate Captain America. Looking forward to the two of them going toe to toe. Jet Black grows on me more and more with each issue.

Edited by Extremis

just a great great issue. 5/5 from me. And this cover is probably my favorite Cap cover I've ever come across.

I love that Marvel doesn't have the red bar on the bottom. Just really lets the art speak for itself. This is what a cover should be!

Anyone know if they are going to continue with this cover layout in the future?

I'm really digging this look. DC is usually so busy covering up their cover art (guess thats what they take to mean by the word "cover") and Marvel is going with a minimalist approach here. Good to rid of that awful red bar. And have I mentioned how much this cover sings!? Definitely one of my all-time favorites.

Posted by The_Titan_Lord


Posted by KnightofSteel

I consider myself a moderate Captain America fan, but I picked this up cause Carlos Pacheco and Klaus Janson are now illustrating. And wow am I glad I got this. Remender delivered too. Despite my large pull list this book may be hard to stay away from moving forward.

Posted by War Killer

I understand that it was a way of showing Steve letting go of the past, but I couldn't help but kinda wish Cap would have kept his trophy room. I don't think he's ever really had one before, and the idea of him having a little room where he can look back on the past and all he had been through, I felt, was a neat thing. I get that he needs to let go of the past and move forward, but that doesn't mean he has to forget the past.

Edited by dreamfall31

Cannot wait to start reading an ongoing Captain America again!!