Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bust a Cap!

The new Captain America is such a good shot, he had a .45 made with no sights!

The new Captain America is set to make his debut in Captain America #34. With a new design by Alex Ross (below), this new Captain America pays homage to the low-budget serial of the 1940s by reducing his costume elements down to the point where, according to Alex Ross, "he had no shield, no wings on his mask, no white sleeves, little tiny gloves, and he carried a gun."

I have no problem with heroes carrying guns. They can come in very handy. But I would really like it if the artists drawing them would actually look at a gun before they draw one. Alex Ross is famous for using photographic reference. I have to believe he has a mockup of a .45 somewhere.

This looks like it will be an interesting storyline, depending on the identity of the man behind the mask. I will give it...a shot.

1 comment:

Michael O. said...

Captain America. With a gun. Sigh. Can't wait to get K.C.'s reaction on this one. But considering how badASS the Brubaker run of Captain America has been (my pal Russ forced me to read them, bless him), I'm willing to see what happens.

What's next? Captain Marvel with machete?