I’m going to try an experiment - Matt pointed me towards the existence of The Captain trade, reprinting Mark Gruenwald’s lengthy “Captain America No More!” arc from the late 1980s. I only purchased issues of this run sporadically at the time, but the brief glimpses of the story had a massive impact on me as a kid. The very concept of a replacement hero, villains getting their own back-up stories, the occasional acknowledgment of real world issues… Gruenwald’s Captain America just seemed crazy to me at the time. I’m sure now it’s viewed as a fairly inoffensive late Bronze Age Marvel book, but from my perspective, it was something of a revelation.
I briefly considered reviewing the issues on this site, but to be honest, I’m already kind of Marvel heavy and the run has no real connection to the ‘90s. So, I’ll be posting somewhat daily thoughts on the run on my Twitter page. I’ll try not to overload anybody’s feed, and I’m still toying with how to review in the micro format, but hopefully this will be an entertaining experiment. If this works, maybe more micro-reviews will follow. Maybe not. All I know is that President Reagan is about to be transformed into a snake and I can’t let this go without commentary.
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