Captain America: Man Out Of Time
By Mark Waid and Jorge Molina
If you are not picking up this mini, then you are are missing out on one heck of a quality Captain America story. The twist at the end of this issue may only be rivaled by the antagonist revealed in Hawkeye: Blindspot #1. Often times you find that when a writer or artist returns to a title that they were superb on, in this case Waid's excellent first run on Captain America in the mid 90's (which included the excellent "Man Without A Country" and "Operation: Rebirth" arcs), they tend to not be as good as they once were. Waid does not fall into this category with this return to Steve Rogers' beginnings in the Modern Marvel Universe (his second go on Cap during "Heroes Return" is a bit more debatable).
Much like the three previous issues, we get to see Steve adapt to his new home. This time we see him on various missions with the Avengers, culminating in a battle with a particularly large UFO. Steve also finally gets a point of cultural reference as it were when he finds a very old WW2 vet.
As this series progresses the more I am liking Molina's art. To the point that I want him on the regular Cap book when Steve returns to the role. The art is fluid and expressive and has a very superhero feel about it. Love it.
The Moose's Line Score: Story-9/Art-10/Overall-9.5
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-While working with the Avengers, Cap tries his best to dig up information on Bucky and Peggy Carter but to no avail.
-Cap does find his old commanding officer though; General Jacob Simon. Simon and Cap discuss how the world has changed for the worst. Cap also comments on how it makes him angry.
-Iron Man is tracking an UFO sighting which turns out to be none other than.......KANG. Despite the fact that Kang dispatches the other Avengers with ease Cap gets the drop on him.
-Kang senses that Cap is not from this time and correctly deduces that he is from the mid-1940's. Cap lands one last devastating blow when Kang sends Cap back to 1945. To be concluded...