Its one of those books that tends to surprise you because its so well written and the artwork in it is amazing. Plus they tend to do what Busiek did on the Avengers and pull obscure characters out of mothballs and make them cool again.
Man, your description is really wanting me to catch-up on the title! Love when past storylines/characters are dusted-off and put into current titles! I've enjoyed re-reading some past Cap comics from his 1963 - up series, Mark Gruenwald was an excellent writer, the longest on Captain America if I'm not mistaken, even though he lost some of his luster near the end of the series.
They are definitely worth the read. So far my favorite has been the Two America's storyline where the crazy 1950s Captain America makes his comeback.
Yeah Gruenwald was on the title the longest. I believe he started his run sometime in the early 1980s and wrote the title right up until his death in the late 1990s.
Yeah I thought some of his work was getting strange but still they seem to have put a lot of the last characters he created to good use. I mean who would have thought Jack Flag would make it into the Guardians of the Galaxy?
Missed that storyline, was that in a different volume of Captain America? Haven't came across it yet in the first volume.
Gruenwald was probably one of my fave writers back then, his multi-part storylines always had me excited for the next month's issue. Loved "Streets of Poison" where Cap goes crazy and takes on DD but the Red Skull and Kingpin face off in the backgroun of the story. Loved how each had their respected generals, Crossbones and Bullseye, go after each other. Then of course there's the Scourge of the Underwold storyline, total classic! The Bloodstone Hunt was another that has stuck in my head too. So many good memories!
My son collected the Guardians and i saw Jack Flag in it, just never had the chance to see how that came about.