Wednesday, January 23, 2008
For me, lately, it comes down to two writers; Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker. On any given week, you can predict what my Book of the Week will be by looking for either of their names. This week, even though CRIME BIBLE was good (better than just good), YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS was better.
What strikes me about YAP is the Patriot character and how he's in the middle of an important time in the history of the Marvel Universe, but also, how adept Brubaker is in finding the right voice for him. He's angry but hopeful, and instead of carrying a chip on his shoulder, he's looking for answers. Throw in the inevitable Winter Soldier appearance (I'm predicting today that Patriot is the new Cap's sidekick!) and you have a suitable alternate for the 2 weeks late CAPTAIN AMERICA #34.