The GeeksverseCaptain America: Man Out of Time #3

Captain America: Man Out of Time #3
Published on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 by

Written by: Mark Waid
Penciled by: Jorge Molina
Inked by: Karl Kesel & Scott Hanna
Colored by: Frank D'Armata
Lettered by: VC's Joe Sabino
Cover Art: Bryan Hitch w/ Paul Neary & Paul Mounts
Associate Editor: Lauren Sankovitch
Editor: Tom Brevoort

Mark Waid does a great job of answering the question “why didn’t Cap just use a time machine to return to his original time”? The answer? Because he was ordered not to because he had learned too much about the future. And it was the President that ordered him to.

I’m not sure if this is a question that anyone has actually ever asked, or even thought about. But reading it, it makes alot of sense. Why wouldn’t Cap have tried to return to his own time?

And the reason why he doesn’t fits with his character, his mission and who Cap is.

There’s no action in this issue but it’s still a good read. Tony showing Cap around and teaching him whats occured in the years since his disappearance is nice. It’s a history lesson, but a nice history lesson. Waid is doing a good job of bringing Caps “awakening” more to the present time. It doesn’t make much sense for him, in the Marvel timeline, to have been found by the Avengers in the 70s. I’m not a big fan of retcons, but when they are done this well and for this reason, then I’m okay with it.

Molina’s at is very nice. It seems softer then stuff I remember from him, but it’s a definate improvement. He draws a good Cap and his take on Iron Man’s older armor is excellant. He does a good job of keeping it classical looking but making it more modern so it fits in with the new and adjusted timeline.

Captain America: Man Out of Time #3 receives
4.5 out of 5

If you ever want to retcon the backstory of a character, this should be required reading.

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