Captain America, Vol. 1: The New Deal

In 1940, as America prepared for war, a frail young man volunteered for an experiment that transformed him into the ultimate physical specimen the American Super Soldier Steve Rogers battled Nazis until a freak mishap trapped him in suspended animation for decades When he awakened, Rogers was truly a man out of time though no less committed to fighting the evils of tIn 1940, as America prepared for war, a frail young man volunteered for an experiment that transformed him into the ultimate physical specimen the American Super Soldier Steve Rogers battled Nazis until a freak mishap trapped him in suspended animation for decades When he awakened, Rogers was truly a man out of time though no less committed to fighting the evils of this perilous new era Now, in the aftermath of 9 11, Cap must come to grips with a changing global landscape From the ruins of the World Trade Center to the horrors of a small town shaken by terrorism, the star spangled Super Soldier is forced to make some hard decisions about his role in the world.Collecting Captain America 1 6
Captain America Vol The New Deal In as America prepared for war a frail young man volunteered for an experiment that transformed him into the ultimate physical specimen the American Super Soldier Steve Rogers battled Nazis unt

  • Title: Captain America, Vol. 1: The New Deal
  • Author: John Ney Rieber John Cassaday
  • ISBN: 9780785109785
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Captain America, Vol. 1: The New Deal”

    1. In the wake of 9/11, Captain America is forced into action as terrorists strike at an American town.Cap is once more reminded of the tragedy of war.The New Deal is quite the introspective piece looking at the cause of 9/11 and whether America is as innocent as Americans believe. The world has monsters and killers, but is the US the cause of them?A few of the quotes in this volume are the type that keep me up at night when I think about them too long."Are we only hated because we're free -- Free [...]

    2. For me, this was the book that brought artist John Cassaday that Astonishing X-Men gig with Joss Whedon that turned him into a superstar.This is not my favorite portrayal of post-9/11 Cap; that honor belongs to Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch on Ultimates; but this is a close second. If I'm not mistaken, this is the first appearance of John Cassday's subtle redesign of Cap's chain-mail tunic. The fabric or material of suit is less cloth and more of a composite material arranged in a chain-mail desig [...]

    3. Little torn about how I feel on this one. On the one hand, I do get why Marvel would want a character like Captain America handling 'real-world' events, especially 9-11. But on the other, I want my super hero comics to be escapism from the real world. Sure, Captain America was a big propaganda figure during WWII, and it's heavily infused in his history and origin. But that was the 1940's. Seeing Captain America fight terrorists doesn't have the same effect as seeing Captain America punching Hitl [...]

    4. Not being a citizen of the US and being somewhat removed from the times of the event I found this a suitably balanced comic book reply to the horror that was 9/11. It posed some interesting questions, which presumedly would have brought some interesting reactions at the time from people in the States. This political connection and commentary gives it an extra half star from me.Story-wise, I thought that there wasn't enough foreshadowing of the climactic showdown with the villain of the piece. Ar [...]

    5. Absolute crap by flag-waving morons with no understanding of history or the events that have unfolded in front of their very eyes. Beautiful artwork is rendered meaningless by this shallow, empty tale that appears to tell both sides of the story but instead leads the reader down the path of pro America propaganda (this is also an artist who clearly has never seen real chain mail or exhibits the respect for the character to have done research about the costuming). A sad, pathetic little book that [...]

    6. El dibujo es bastante bueno, como la gran mayoría de lo que hace John Cassaday. La historia, por otro lado, resulta bastante insultante a la inteligencia de cualquier persona que sepa que el mundo real (pobremente imitado en este cómic) no se maneja con buenos tan buenos -que casualmente terminan siendo siempre estadounidenses- ni con malos tan malos -que casualmente terminan siendo de "por ahí, donde hay terroristas".

    7. I should be grateful that it was a quick read. I winced so hard at the ideologically driven plot that I came close to spraining something. Elegant art though.

    8. Following the September 11th attacks, America faces a new threat – terrorism. After a climate of terror, the country needs someone who represents justice and shows the best it has. It needs Captain America, a hero who faces real world events, a hero who is a metaphor for the challenges of the American people.Taking a realistic and sincere approach, John Ney Rieber conveys the thoughts of an American who witnessed, live, the fall of the towers. The whole book is simple, with many pages being th [...]

    9. 3.5/5 stars I liked this comic! I bought it when I was in New York because I wanted to read a comic in its original language. I really liked the message it conveyed and the story. However some parts where not as linked between them as I wished.

    10. The Marvel Knights imprint tackles Captain America in this volume from John Rieber and John Cassaday. The collection opens with a look back at the tragic events of 9/11, showcasing Steve Rogers out for a morning run and thus unable to do anything more than aid in the rescue efforts. Blowing off Nick Fury's mission of vengeance, Rogers instead tries to heal the city and his country. Seven months later, a small town becomes a hostage situation at the mercy of vengeful terrorists. Tasked with savin [...]

    11. Это первый сюжетный арк четвёртого тома о приключениях Стива Роджерса, что вышел через некоторое время после событий 11 сентября 2001 года. Собственно, шесть выпусков, центральной темой которых является тот самый ужасный теракт и то, как с ним и с его последствиями справлялис [...]

    12. While maybe not as 'current' as it was when it was first published in monthly issues (and then as a beautiful Deluxe-sized hardcover), this initial storyline of yet another Captain America re-launch (under the now-defunct Marvel Knights banner) was about life in America in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. There's even a scene where Cap is helping firemen dig people out of the rubble of the World Trade Center.So the story is still relevant and very much grounded in realism, but ma [...]

    13. Mmmmmm while I agree fundamentally with both Sean Kennedy and Phillip Berrie d, to be honest, Scott - there are a variety of pluses and minuses to this book, best summarised as "satisfyingly thinky in parts, but sporadically anvilled and noticeably too long overall" I'm going to go with Sarah and give the mood (if not necessarily the execution) of the artwork a thumbs-up. Satisfyingly restrained, for the most part, which was important: seeing a character as symbolic and (in the wrong hands, redu [...]

    14. When the original issues came out, post 9/11, they set a new standard for contemporary comics and relevance/commentary on current events. I remember reading them at the time, and thinking how effective it was to place Capt. America at the heart of a pop culture examination of terrorism and the culture it drove. Rereading this now (I just picked up the hardcover at 50% off, and it is a beautiful package) the stories hold up even better after all these years. I think I find myself more touched by [...]

    15. Post-9-11, we have a rather wishy-washy Cap caught up in trying to justify things to himself about America that don't really require justification-- namely, the question of whether or not Americans deserve to be the target of terrorists. Interesting and valid points are made, but ultimately Cap's conclusions come off as weak and simple-minded. And in the end, the point is missed. What might have been a very solid story is squandered a bit by these endless internal monologues from Cap about Ameri [...]

    16. A very good graphic novel, with great artwork. This starts with the September 11th attacks on the Twin Towers, and is well written and poignant, with some very minimalist artwork when Steve Rodgers ( Captain America ) is amongst the rubble of the towers, trying to rescue civillians, but it is very powerful imagery, a credit to comic art. The two writers, John Ney Rieber and John Cassaday treat the subject matter with the respect it deserves and create a thought-provoking tale that asks some very [...]

    17. quite a brave comic and so beautiful. the art is perfect for the themes. After seeing Captain America show up in numerous of my other comics as a supporting character (and liking the movie), I thought I should check out a story with him as the hero. The story was original written in 2002, and is set right after 9/11. Which I personally think is very brave of marvel. The story deals with our fear of muslims and sends Cap on a hunt for non-muslim villains using terror in America. It is a brave sto [...]

    18. Captain America, le super héro "parfait" par excellence.Je m'en doutais un peu mais je voulais m'en assurer, ce n'est vraiment pas mon préféré. Trop lisse, trop propre et trop plein de bonnes intentions.J'ai regretté la faiblesse de l'histoire que j'ai trouvé ma foi fort décousue. J'en aurais presque plus appris dans les 10 dernières pages que dans le reste du comics.Trop de monologues, répétant souvent la même chose, une légère confusion entre les différent personnes intervenant [...]

    19. Not too keen on this one. The political elements were mostly OK but a bit shallow nonetheless. It was supposed to be a bit controversial after 9.11 but it just came out as "hold on America, it's going to be fine". Though the part on how the antagonist was "born" was interesting and one wonders how many of those are "born" each day still. The art was fine but not fantastic - it did its job. I am still amazed by how many "looks" Steve Rogers has in different adaptations.

    20. This would definitely have been in "didn't like it" territory if not for the incredible art by Cassaday, which makes it worth a look. Rieber tried to tell a post 9/11 tale about how we can create our enemies but also strikes a moral superiority stance. He tries to have it both ways and it sort of falls flat. The rest of the plot and characterization is pretty thin. I appreciate what Rieber was trying to though.

    21. As it was written just after 9/11 I was expecting a more jingoistic approach to terrorism in this story - but although there are still some flaws both points of view were taken into consideration, which I thought was pretty good. What lets down the book more is the repetition of the story and some plot holes.The artwork, however, is amazing. Which makes the flawed story all the more apparent as it cannot live up to it.

    22. I'm not sure I really enjoyed this one all that much. The first couple of issues were sort of jingoistic impressionism, and didn't make a whole lot of sense. It came together a bit towards the end, and I did appreciate that Captain America as a mouthpiece tried to temper some of the extremism of the time. The art was well executed, if a bit campy at times. I hope later volumes in this series explore different themes.

    23. Very nice artwork. Lots of emphasis on patriotism. I picked this story arc while reading up on how comic books dealt with 9/11. I'd say it is not so much about the story itself rather than about the message it sends. I'm European and for me it was very interesting to see Steve Roger's point of view on the event. I don't think I can even begin to imagine the importance of this story arc after the events of 9/11 for US readers. Good if you are interested in 9/11 & comics topic.

    24. I can see the points Rieber was trying to make and he himself has said that he feels that he fell short of what he hoped to write. I would most likely of given this 3 stars if it wasn't for the truly beautiful artwork by John Cassaday. Some of the scenes and pages are some of the best I've seen and his use of colour (and lack of) is really effective. It's because of this that I've given it an extra star.

    25. Just a quick review here to agree with several others - this story had fantastic, wonderful art, and some very slow, poor pacing. The actual plot is nothing to write home about, either - perhaps it resonated much more when published in 2001, following the 9/11 attacks. It didn't do much for me, and so while reading this wasn't time wasted, it was close.

    26. The book starts great and emotional, but it ends up as being dull, literal and uninteresting.It's a shame, because the story seems like it wants to explore interesting parts of American history, but it ends up in a who cares territory.

    27. Es la historia del Capitán América que más me gustó hasta el momento (tampoco he leído tantas).Muy realista, y con poco diálogo dice mucho. Sólo hacia el final hay un intercambio más frecuente de palabras, donde realmente es necesario.El arte gráfico es impecable.

    28. Cons: Toda la cuestión del sueño americano me aburrió un poco, se supone que no debería ser pura propaganda pro Estados Unidos pero termina siéndolo.Pros: Me gustó el arte, es bonito. Al menos es bastante corto.

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