Captain America #6 by Ammar Al SubahiPublisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Ed Brubaker
Artists: Alan Davis
Inker: Mark Farmer
Colorist: Laura Martin
Premise: Weeks after his victory over Bravo and Hydra, Captain America is being haunted by a recurring nightmare.
So, Bravo's in jail, but Zemo and Queen Hydra are still out there. And it seems it didn't take too long for them to come up with a new plan to destroy Cap.
This issue is pretty special one, as comic book artist legend Alan Davis fills in for McNiven. I'm not sure if he's just supposed to do just this issue or the entire arc. Davis' art is pretty nice normally, and a sure fit for a book like Captain America.
However, there is A LOT of mute blue colors this issue. Which is only doing a disservice for the art overall if you ask me, as it really doesn't add any emotional tone to the art or have any other stylistic effect. It's just, well... blue. It detracts from the art and pointlessly blurs the scenery together. Case in point: look at the very first page; super blue, super boring. Then compare it to the second page, where the characters stand out and every subtle detail gets highlighted. More of that, please.
And as for the writing: Bru's presence as a writer isn't felt here. In fact, I went back to look if they didn't switch writers for this arc. And the plot so far isn't really engaging me. I don't want to spoil anything, so unless things take a drastic turn in the next issue, I'll go into the details of my issues with the story in next issue's review.
An okay start to begin with, but I'm not that impressed.