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Review: Captain America Winter Soldier (Directors Cut) #1

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With the release of the new Captain America movie this weekend it seems only fitting to dive into Captain America comics. There are many great story arcs found on store shelves today and many that I would recommend. Among those we find, new this week (April 2nd), Captain America: Winter Solider Directors Cut #1.

This comic book offers a variety of different things that you wouldn’t normally find in a trade paperback.

In its contents you find not only the story pages, but also an artist interview with Ed Brubaker. In this five page spread we learn a lot about who he is as an artist. There’s a question/answer section as well that brings up interesting facts about his vision of Captain America. Its a rare treat to see the original script written for a comic book. Here we get to read what Brubaker intended for the final product. If your interested in venturing to write for DC or MARVEL then this is a great go-to guide to see how comic scripts are written.

The story, as Marvel.com states, The Red Skull lays the groundwork for his most devastating attack ever on Captain America and the land he holds dear — and with the Cosmic Cube in his possession, how can Cap hope to stop him? Find out in the shocking twist-ending you won’t see coming.

The artwork is top notch and offers a bit of a darker tone then what we would normally see in Captain America. The use of darker tones, but then being highlighted later with lighter tones really works in its favor and gives an awesome variety of the story Brubaker is trying to convey. Captain America looks tough and that is brought to the forefront of many panels seen throughout.

I cant say much about the story at this point without giving something away. All i’ll say is that there’s a great twist found that changes the world of Captain America entirely.

Reading this comic will in no way affect your experience with the new movie, but for $4.99, Captain America Winter Soldier (Directors Cut) #1 is a well polished story that will continue to leave fans wanting more.

This is a must buy.

4 out of 5

 

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DC Comics Role In Film

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Its been an amazing few years form the Marvel franchise. They’ve released some of the best films in recent memory and its all thanks to the creative minds behind the comics. DC comics haven’t had the same success in the film making market, but it looks like that could change and soon. But the real question is, at least in my mind, would it be smarter for DC to stick with TV and not focus on film? With new shows like “Gotham” and “The Flash” coming to television it seems as though their focusing on that market first. Is this a good idea? I truly think so.

Like Marvel: Agents of Shield it seems fans have been and will always be close followers of Television series. Sure you can have an a amazing opening weekend for a movie, but then that’s it. There is nothing really to build upon until the next film in the series. With television new ideas and new twists and turns can be made multiple times in a season and it keeps fans engaged year round. This in my opinion is better in theory. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section.

Check out the last DC Comics press release below. Interesting stuff. No matter what though, if you a comic book nerd then things continue to get better and better.

Until next time.

 

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=51827

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