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Captain America #8 (Vol. 3)
May 11th, 2013 by Rusty

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Captain America #8 cover

Captain America #8 (Vol. 3)

Date: August 1998
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $1.99
2013 NM Price: $3.00
Stats: 22 color pages plus “American Graffiti” letters page, Bullpen Bulletins and ads
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Andy Kubert, Jesse Delperdang, Jason Wright and Todd Klein
Notable Notes: Cap battles the Lunatic Legion!

More Plays on World War II

The opening scenes of this comic were reminiscent of a WWII labor camp – a lot like the opening of the X-men movie from the year 2000. It seems that Marvel comics and World War II will forever share a type of “bond”. This issue plays on some of the atrocities of WWII to emotionally suck the reader into the story. I’m not sure it worked so well – see what you think.


Issue #7 ended with Cap pretty much putting “hero status” on the back-burner. This issue is a tie-in issue that doesn’t really advance that storyline, but instead finds Captain America first taking care of some arsonists, then trying to help out a political loser, and finally making his way to Florida to help an insecure Warbird fight a band of vengeful Kree known as the Lunatic Legion! She and Cap have words because she is being stupid (by not calling for any other Avengers to help out) and he is being overly father-like (by telling her to stop trying to prove herself.) Anyway, they both end up doing their own thing, and that turns out really bad… for one of them.

My 2 Cents:

  • This was a pretty good issue, especially considering that it was part of a crossover event – something of which I am not a fan at all! I do like the Avengers and the Kree though, so that helped.
  • It was nice to see Andy Kubert’s art in this issue. I like his style and thought there were some great scenes here.
  • The story suffered a bit, I think, because of the crossover thing. There were some great little set-ups for future issues, and some classic Waid scenes – but the overall storyline was a little too “macho” and over-actioned for me.

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 3 stars
  • Art: 4 stars
  • Fun Factor: 3 stars

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