peur_evol (peur_evol) wrote in comics_scans,
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Who doesn't love free comics?
Of course there's usually a catch to getting something for free. With comics it's usually because they're loaded with product placement advertising. Yet notice how very subtle the advertising is in this one. Why you might actually forget what they're pitching (yeah right).

by William Harms, Angel Unzueta, Ty Templeton
from CAPTAIN AMERICA: TRANSFORMATION AND TRIUMPH (2013)

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Did he....did you see....he just....?
Yeah, apparently Cap'n America steals motorcycles when he's off duty. Guess we learn something new every day.
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Seems alright to me. You save a princess you get to marry her. You save a bike you get to keep it. Standard hero rules.
Borrowing the bike isn't the most out-of-character thing Cap does in this comic. His dialogue seems way off, and the whole idea of him stopping a store break-in like he was a costumed policeman seems off as well.

For what it's worth, I walk by that store on Third Avenue all the time and the motorcycle was there last time I went past, so obviously he returned it after they replaced the plate glass windows. In case you were worried about that!
A month later and I'm still thinking about this. The story would have worked so much better if they'd ditched the senseless and illogical second and third pages, replacing them with the following scene: immediately after the flashback to young Steve (which should have been set in 1941, NOT 1943) cut to the present day with Steve Rogers visiting Kiehl's while out of costume. He could say something like "I can't believe this store is still open when so much else in this neighborhood has changed!" Bring home the whole "this is still the same place" promotional theme that gets lost in the published comic. And then the Cobra shows up, apparently to rob the store, but this is a cover for his real intention -- to break into the sub-basement, the contents of which come as a complete surprise to Cap when he follows the Cobra down there. I mean, it's still utterly daft, but slightly less so.

You have no idea how much this has been bothering me.