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Hetalia nerd. Sherlockian. Nerd Fighter. Just your average fan girl. Expect the above, lots of Hiddleston, Cumberbatch... fandoms in general... occasional some very serious issues, too.
lots of butts.
Oh, anon - I’m glad you asked! That’s what I’m here for.
So. Rick Remender is the Marvel writer who’s doing the current volume of Captain America, as well as Uncanny Avengers and the Winter Soldier: The Bitter March miniseries.
Here’s a short list of why you should avoid him (aka Rick Remender Hates Women, Steve Rogers, and Pretty Much Everyone That Isn’t His OCs and Wolverine):
- Rick Remender’s current run on Captain America includes many HUGE revisions of Steve’s comics history, including completely rewriting his childhood to turn his father (Joseph Rogers) into a wifebeater.
- He’s also (in the last year) killed off/fridged THREE longstanding female characters: Sharon Carter, in Captain America, and Scarlet Witch and Rogue in Uncanny Avengers
- When confronted with backlash from fans over his characterization of Havoc, one of the X-Men featured in Uncanny Avengers, he encouraged fans who disagreed with him to kill themselves, tweeting that if you disagreed with him ‘you should drown yourself in hobo piss’.
Long, gross story short -
Rick Remender’s Steve Rogers is not Steve Rogers. He’s not. He’s not the good-hearted, genuine, loyal and hard-fighting character you love from the films, and he lacks the depth and pathos that drew you to him in the first place. His supporting cast is either taken from him, or doesn’t understand him, and has been replaced with a poorly-conceived cast of OCs meant to only illustrate just how much Remender has ‘changed’ Steve.
So - don’t. The previous two volumes of Captain America, written by Ed Brubaker are where you should start, along with the miniseries Man Out of Time by Mark Waid. Other recent things you should be able to find if you walked into a comic shop would be the Captain America: Living Legend miniseries by Andy Diggle, and the first three issues of All-New Invaders (Steve and Bucky! On a team! Together!)
Good luck / Godspeed, anon, and I hope this helps you on your comics journey (and welcome!)