Wednesday, June 29, 2005

CAPTAIN AMERICA #7

Considering that the point of this issue was to prolong the whole "Is it or isn't it Bucky?" question, this was a lot more fun than any time-waster should have been. It leaves the reader with more questions than they started the issue with and that's all one can ask for under the circumstances.

(For the record, I've been in the "it ain't Bucky" camp since #6 came out.)

Eyewitnesses are unreliable, but eyewitnesses whose minds are not quite what they should be are even more unreliable, whether or not they are aware of the diminishment. While Point Blank's Cole Cash didn't realize what the game was, Jack Monroe does. Like an Alzheimer's patient after the early diagnosis, he is left to watch and wait for the imminent loss of everything that he is. (Cogito ergo sum, I think therefore I am; used to similarly terrifying effect by Mark Waid over in Legion this week.) This issue is his story, told by him as he waits for that miserable end.

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