The third of the five stages of grief comes up next.
Title: Fallen Son – The Death of Captain America: Captain America
Author: Jeph Loeg
Illustrator(s): John Romita, Jr. (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Morry Hollowell (colors)
Original Publication Date: This issue cover dated July 2007.
Cover Price: $2.99 US, $3.75 Can
Past comic reviews can be found here.
Modeled after the “bargaining” stage of grief, Clint Barton faces off against Tony Stark, demanding to know what’s being done about the death of Steve Rogers.
“C’mon. You think that because I was dead I haven’t read a newspaper?”
Tony’s reaction to seeing Clint. That’s not what Clint would have done.
This is as original as the rest of the series. The concept is great, though the execution can be a bit predictable. I give it 4 out of 6.
The artwork is classic JR, Jr. Hollowell’s colours are as strong as they were in Civil War, and Janson is a great inker. The art is emotive, and still subtle. I give it 5 out of 6.
The story is all in place, though you’d think that these characters would be more used to characters coming back from the dead by now. I give it 5 out of 6.
The characterization is strong, though Tony seems to be even more of a jerk than he’s been painted lately. He and Clint have been close for a long time, so I don’t see him handling Clint’s reappearance in exactly this manner. I give it 4 out of 6.
The emotional response is good. There’s genuine interest in the characters, and an interesting story being told. I give it 5 out of 6.
The flow is very good. Apart from the one moment I’ve now mentioned a few times, it’s a fairly continuous plot, taking place in only two or three specific scenes. I give it 5 out of 6.
Overall, it’s a decent chapter in the story, though some aspects can only be judged against how they fit into the complete picture, which hasn’t quite finished yet. (The series will wrap in June.) I give it 4 out of 6.
In total, Fallen Son – The Death of Captain America: Captain America receives 32 out of 42.
Civil War Review Checklist
- New Avengers:
- Amazing Spider-Man
- Fantastic Four
- Civil War 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, complete
- Amazing Spider-Man #532-538
- Black Panther #18, 22-25
- Blade #5
- Cable/Deadpool #30-32
- Captain America #22-24, 25
- Civil War: Battle Damage Report – Not a reviewable format.
- Civil War: Choosing Sides
- Civil War: The Confession
- Civil War: Fallen Son – Wolverine, Avengers, Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man
- Civil War: Frontline #1-11
- Civil War: The Initiative
- Civil War: The Return
- Civil War: War Crimes
- Civil War: X-Men #1-4
- Civil War: Young Avengers and Runaways #1-4
- Daily Bugle: Civil War Edition – This isn’t really in a reviewable format. It’s essentially what a newspaper would look like had it been published in the Marvel Universe timeline between Civil War issues 2 and 3.
- Fantastic Four #538-543
- Ghost Rider #8-11
- Heroes for Hire #1-3
- Iron Man #13-14
- Iron Man / Captain America Special: Casualties of War
- Moon Knight #7-9: These issues to be reviewed when the entire story arc is complete.
- Ms. Marvel #6-8
- New Avengers #21-25
- Punisher: War Journal #1-3
- She-Hulk #8
- Thunderbolts #103-105
- Winter Soldier: Winter Kills
- Wolverine #42-48
- X-Factor #8-9