Nathanial Garrod

Comic Trade-Paperbacks – Week 1: Cap & Iron-Man

Like I mentioned in From the Comic Book Store the other day, I managed to pick up a couple comics and the titles of a couple dozen others to read.  A couple nights later, I went onto the library website a placed some titles on hold and started to utilize the list function the Multnomah County Library has – I can check off books I have read or want to read, which I believe is going to be incredibly useful in my catching up on Comics.

This week a vast majority came in – even as I am writing this I plan to head to the library to pick up a couple. The ones I read this week are as follows.

 Captain America: Castaway in Dimension Z, Book One by Rick Remender and John Romita Jr
Captain America get unwittingly kidnapped and taken to Dimension Z and stuck there for a couple years. He has an adopted son to protect, and is on the run from a mad scientist. The alternate dimension has Cap facing weird and bizarre monsters as he tries to find a way back home. The setting gives us  a chance to see a more non-traditional side of Captain America. This is a Marvel Now title.

 Invincible Iron-Man: The Five Nightmares, Volume One by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca
Another Marvel Now title. Tony Stark, now director of SHEILD, has five things he is scared of. In each volume, we see him face one of those fears as Ezekial Kane – son of Obadiah Kane – executes a well-organized plan for the revenge of his fathers death. I am not a huge fan of Tony Stark’s moustache in this story, but I really enjoy his narration of the story. Intelligent, organized, sometimes witty and always just a little bit on edge.

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This entry was posted on January 23, 2014 by in Book Reviews.