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Anarchy in the US
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Hard to believe Ed Brubaker's 8-year run on Captain America ended back in 2012 and the last omnibus done collecting Brubakers' work was back in 2011. You have to wonder what the heck happened between those times and now where it took a little over three years to continue the omnibus trend. I understand the last omnibus came out around the first Captain America film, but nothing during the Avengers? Well, any who, thanks to this years recent release of the superb film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, based greatly on Brubaker's own work (he even had a cameo in the film if you looked).
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHO WILL WIELD THE SHIELD? 1; CAPTAIN AMERICA (2005) 602-610; STEVE ROGERS: SUPER-SOLDIER 1-4; CAPTAIN AMERICA (2005) 611-619, 615.1; CAPTAIN AMERICA (2011) 1-10
Captain America: Two Americas(Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield? 1, issues #602-605)
Captain America: No Escape( issues #606-610)
Captain America: Steve Rogers - Super Soldier( issues #1-4 miniseries)
Captain America: The Trial of Captain America( issues #611-615 and 615.1)
Captain America: Prisoner of War( issues #616-619)
Captain America, Vol. 1(issues #1-5)
Captain America, Vol. 2(issues #6-10)
[Please click on the links above for further detail on each book, so I will not go into as much detail since they explain it for me.]
After the events of Captain America Lives Omnibus, the original Captain America Steve Rogers has returned from the dead (through hard to-believe methods but hey!). And with Steve back that means the current holder of the shield, Bucky Barnes, will have to give back the identity to Steve because there can't be two Captain Americas. But Steve doesn't want to be Captain America anymore (he actually becomes head of S.H.I.E.L.D. now with a new uniform and title the Super Soldier), so Bucky gets to keep the title and shield. But with Steve back, Bucky doesn't feel like he's truly worthy of the title, especially his 60 years as the brainwashed Russian spy/assassin, The Winter Soldier. Now the sins of Bucky's past have come back to haunt him as Baron Zemo, Red Skull's daughter Sin, and the numerous other villains are bringing forth Bucky's dark past to the media public. Bucky will not only deal with his rogues' gallery, but also the crimes he has done to American and Russian soil in a trial that will decide his future. Bucky is in for a long and turbulent time, which his friend and mentor Steve trying to clear his partners name.
By now, it should be no surprise that writer Ed Brubaker's work on Captain America is revered among the comic book community as one of the best works in the Star-Spangled Man's career. As this volume we see Steve take on the new role as leader S.H.I.E.L.D. doing less hands-on fighting and more on running operations for Bucky and, occasionally, doing things for himself as the Super Soldier. So although Steve doesn't take up the main story throughout this volume even after his return, he still has his share of times he takes the spotlight and is compelling stuff. Even more so with the supporting cast of Falcon, Black Widow, and Nick Fury.
But actually, most of Brubaker's work has been on building up Bucky Barnes as a truly great character on his own. We get to see the inner conflict of Bucky as Captain America now that Steve Rogers is back, the long history as the Winter Soldier, and even finding redemption through a public trial makes this wonderful material, especially an ending that won't be resolved until the next and last omnibus.
The numerous artist are numerous and widespread, but a good majority of these issues collected by artist include Butch Guice, Luke Ross, Mitch Breitweiser, Dale Eaglesham, Mike Deodato makes up issues 602-619 that is gritty, noir-like art to fit the espionage theme very well. Whereas Steve McNiven and Alan Davis do more cinematic action/sci-fi for the Steve Rogers as Captain America stuff.
I have no problems with this collection, except some of the story arcs like the "Two Americas" and "No Escape" arcs are not quite up to par as some tales. The change in direction with Steve Rogers taking up the mantle again of Captain America near the end might ruffle some readers because it goes against the espionage the series started with into more of the 1970's style of adventures of science fiction and action. I still enjoyed it, but some might not like the tonality change. And additional confusion might happen with Steve Rogers being head of S.H.I.E.L.D. and his transition into that mantle. For clarification, he was put into the position in another series, as well as some explanation for it in Secret Avengers, Vol. 1: Mission to Mars. It's not necessary to read, but it's worth checking out if you enjoy Rogers under Ed Brubaker.
For this 2014 omnibus, it's a true Marvel tome done with sturdy board, usual over-sized hardcover, and sewn binding. The dust jacket is the same cover on Amazon's description page, while the cover board is all black with only Cap's shield and the book's title on the spine. A bit boring for a back board, but no biggie. We get 22 variant covers, two interviews with Ed Brubaker, some of Butch Guice's layout pages, and the "Seven Deadly Stories of Sin" article informing readers the history of Red Skull's daughter, Sin.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE TRIAL OF CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS is another fine continuation of Ed Brubaker's run on Captain America for Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers. Stellar story telling, great art, and all in usual Marvel omnibus form. Sure an story or two might not be as strong as others, but its still a worthy addition to the Cap/Brubaker run. Seeing as this is the fourth omnibus/collection from Brubaker and the penultimate chapter, buyers should already be be caught up already by reading owning the the previous omnibus's Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 1, The Death of Captain America Omnibus, and Captain America Lives Omnibus all of which are out of print and pricey now. But you can choose to get caught up on this fantastic series with the cheaper paperback collections Captain America, Vol. 1: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection, Captain America, Vol. 2: Red Menace Ultimate Collection, and Death of Captain America: The Complete Collection.
Just one more omnibus of Brubaker's run on Captain America coming out in 2015, Captain America: Return of the Winter Soldier Omnibus to finally end 8 years of great stuff.