Captain America #695 brings back star-spangled hero
As a writer, Mark Waid has 2, perhaps 3, of the best modern runs on the "Captain America" title.
Working with artist Chris Samnee, Waid has crafted classic runs on "Daredevil" and "Black Widow."
The are back together with issue #695 of "Captain America," which feels like a return to form for the Captain America character, and if we're lucky, the Marvel line as a whole. This issue marks the best of the "Legacy" launches to date; and with strong starts for the Hulk and Thor in the Legacy lineup, with luck Marvel can build on a string of successes.
The issue features colors by Matt Wilson and letters by Joe Caramagna.
With his reputation at a low ebb, Captain America hits the road to reconnect with the country. In a small Nebraska town, the townsfolk -- and the readers -- get to see what makes Captain America such a great character, and a key part of the Marvel Universe.
If you've enjoyed the Captain America films with Chris Evans, this will feel right at home for you. If you're a longtime Cap fan who lost touch during the Evil Cap storyline, you can jump right back in here.
Without getting too into spoilers, it's fair to say that this Cap issue is reflective of what a lot of us want in a Marvel Comic -- heroic heroes, fast-paced action, and a few things to think about, all with tremendous art and visual panache.