I’ve never been that much of a Captain America fan, so I’m surprised by how much I’ve wanted to see the new movie. I haven’t been able to swing it quite yet, but I have a feeling this’ll be a good one. To reacquaint myself I’ve been flipping through some Cap comics, and here are a few I have been enjoying lately.
I’ve already written about how much I enjoyed the first couple arcs of The Ultimates. That storyline starts off with Captain America rallying the troops, storming the occupied beaches, and kicking Nazi poop. It is so well done it’ll make ya want to put your hand on your heart, yell “Hell Yeah!” and kick over your chair.
Recently, I decided to drop a few bucks on the Winter Soldier series that was written by Ed Brubaker. I’ve been pretty bored with most mainstream comics for a while so, even though I’d heard how good the Captain America series had become, I never read it. Now that I have, I can see why it’s gotten so much praise. With Cap pounding on the Red Skull, guest starring S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Invaders (including Bucky!), fighting over the Cosmic Cube, it’s got everything you need in a good Captain America story.
There is also a great new animated series that you can rent and download on iTunes called Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. This cartoon is about the whole Avengers team, but since Captain America was an original member, you’ll get to see him plenty.