Captain America #3 by Ammar Al SubahiPublisher: Marvel
Writer: Ed Brubaker
Artist: Steve McNiven
Inker: Jay Leisten
Colorist: Justin Ponsor
Cover: McNiven, Morales & Ponsor
Overall: 3/5 stars
Premise: Captain America & Sharon Stone vs Ameridroid & Baron Zemo.
Last issue we found out that Bravo and his new Hydra buddies have kidnapped the comatose Jimmy to access his dream-walking powers. So this issue offers a big brawl: Captain America is under attack by an old Nazi scientist inside a giant Captain America robot (yes, you read that right). Meanwhile, Baron Zemo butts in to duke it out with Sharon.
This issue is mostly action, but it's quite the action. I mean, really: a giant nazi Captain America robot? That's ridiculous on so many levels, yet I can't stop myself from enjoying it. As I've mentioned before, this creative team has me definitely sold on their approach. So whatever drastic tonal shifts they might offer in the future, I'm more than willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Now, this issue isn't all gratuitious action, as we quickly learn what the villains are actually up to and what they hope to achieve with this attack.
Sadly, the art felt really uneven in this issue; from the pencilling to the coloring. And since this issue is so heavily dependent on the spectacular strength of the art -- which the team doesn't deliver -- I couldn't fully enjoy the action sequences. I'm hoping this is just a temporary slip up.
Therefore, I can't give this issue more than 3 out of 5.