Rating: 3.5/5 – Action Packed Movie Prelude Is Well Suited for Cap Fans
by ComicSpectrum reviewer Ian Gowan
If you’re itching to know what Captain America is up to right before the new movie, then look no further. Captain America and agent Rumlow intercept a gang of terrorists at the Sears tower in Chicago. This is an enjoyable enough digital comic with that serves as a preview to the Captain America Winter Solider movie coming in April. Brock Rumlow is another new character in the Marvel movies that come from the comic books but you may have to look it up as I did. I don’t want to spoil it for those who don’t want to know or haven’t read this comic yet. He’s is presented differently than in the comics of course, but It’ll be fun to watch what happens with him.
Writer Peter David delivers a solid action filled script with a little bit of each of the main characters. I do enjoy getting a little jump on the movie as it gets me even more excited for the new release. We get enough of the upcoming story without it really spoiling anything. Although I could see some hardcore Marvel movie fans being disappointed at knowing anything at all before going in to the cinema. The artwork by Rock-He Kim, with Daniel Govar layouts, is serviceable and shows the multiple fight scenes well. Actually it’s one long fight scene but it’s well played out. The colored pencil artwork doesn’t work for me as well in digital comic as it does in a print comic. The hard edge of an inked line shows up better on my tablet or PC monitor. That aside the artwork is good and reminds me of the thin but precise lines of another great Marvel artist named Billy Tan.
This Marvel Infinite comic is fun but also little light on story. I realize that is intentional as this is a prelude comic to a soon to be released movie. There’s also somewhat of a surprise appearance by one of my favorite Marvel female characters towards the end of the comic. I’ll be excited to see more of her in the upcoming movie. Peter David and Rock-He Kim get the job done in this digital comic and it was worth my time and dime. The first Cap movie was awesome and based on this comic the second movie is already looking to be even better.
Reviewed by: Ian Gowan
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