REVIEW CORNER: Captain America # 333
Captain America # 333
Writer: Mark Gruenwald
Penciller: Tom Morgan
Inker: Dave Hunt
Letterers: Ken Lopez/Bill Oakey
Colorist: Ken Feduniewicz
Cover Date: September 1987
This week, in keeping with my theme of reviewing comics based on The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, I’ll take a look at Captain America # 333, the pivotal issue where John Walker takes on the mantle of Captain America.
After Steve Rogers resigned as Cap, the government waste no time in finding his replacement and they do in the form of John Walker aka Super-Patriot; We get some information into Walker’s life from serving in the army to hooking up with The Power Broker who made a name for himself by blessing ordinary men with augmented power and then meeting his manager, Ethan Thurm who helped developed the Super-Patriot costume. I really like how this issue gave us a great backstory on John Walker and his views on patriotism all while showing the readers that he can do an even better job of being Cap than Steve Rogers ever could. Also, the sparring session with Freedom Force is flat-out entertaining because it shows the readers that Walker has to handle anything that comes his way now that he’s wearing a costume and shield that carries a lot of expectations.
Another thing I should point out is the fact that Steve Rogers did not appear in any shape or form in this issue. That’s a huge deal considering that Steve’s views on heroism and moral standards play an important role in making Captain America such a tremendous figure in the world of comics. As for John Walker’s debut as Cap, things got off to a rocky start but for him, his time as The Sentinel Of Liberty is only going to get more intense, making him an interesting character whenever we love him or hate him.
Well, that’s it for me. I’ll be back next week with another review for my Falcon & Winter Solider theme so thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/review-corner-captain-america-333/https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Review-Corner-logo-600x257.pnghttps://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Review-Corner-logo-150x64.pngReviews