|(W) Joe Keatinge (A) Piotr Kowalski & Neil Edwards|
This is another "What if" with Frank being Captain America. Like the name say this is an alternate world when Steve Rogers is dead and the Avengers need a replacement.
But this is not the the real purpose, there is some hidden agenda on making Castle a Captain America...
We can see Frank kick ass as Cap for a few pages with no guns. Only fists, kicks and guts!
I didn't read anything from Joe Keatinge but i felt the plot a little weak, not to mention the artwork by Kowalsky, sometimes we will see some stupid faces and the suit he draw make Frank look like a goofy thug. The second half of this issue is by Neil Edwards and the artwork improved.
I liked a lot better of the old "What If? Punisher became Captain America"...
OVERAL RATING: 5 out of 10
Review: Good issue! I'm liking where Soule is taking the team in these last two issues. Since i haven't done any review on #24 i will resume what is happening...
Ross gathered the team to look for his lost Soldiers in the jungles of Honduras, he sent these soldiers to look for a mysterious source of ancient power, Ross got a mysterious map but only Leader can red it.
I think finally Soule is handle the team in the right way, in my humble opinion. He abandoned some excessive humorous tone and this is looking way more interesting than before. It's action packed and got interesting character dialogs. The Leader continues to be a sneaky "bastard" and he is definetely trying to get rid of the team, but he is being very cautious.
At the end of this issue we got a very interesting dialog between Frank and Elektra, i get a feel that is getting tired of a bad leadership from Ross.
Still think that Frank is too much a soldier boy. He questions Ross in some options but in the end he always do what he wants, he is limited to following orders. This is one of my major critic that i have to make in Soule take on Frank. In some sort, this limits the character into a one dimensional depth. The other characters in my view are well developed.
OVERAL RATING: 7.5 out of 10