Join Date: Aug 2006
WAAAAAy back in 2005-06, Brubaker, Epting and Lark made Captain America a MUST-READ and compelling book, giving Cap a new look, feel and direction (And making Bucky/Winter Soldier a very-popular character) for today's audience. The small comic store where I picked up those books just carried a small limited number of Cap books (He mostly stocked up on X, Spidey, Super, Bats and Spawn books), now he's selling over a hundred Cap books a month.
But this new run, which started great, with artist Niven running Fantasy-alternate-magical-world, a new baddie, Bravo and an Elf-queen turned Hydra boss, but it's now stagnating and uninteresting. Madbombs, crazy mobs, Bravo becoming an evil twin of Cap, Falcon going nuts (Again), and a new Scurge with Dman going crazy.
And that Cap team-up book, Cap turned into a dinosaur, ...Capwolf, CapSaurus!!!??? Signs of the apocalypse????
And I thought Diamondback/Shield agent would give Cap some new adventures (She's always getting into trouble and dragging Cap into it like in those Gruenwald books). Didn't Thomas said something that Nostalgic don't sell in that podcast?
So, my suggestion to help, ask Brubaker to take a vacation. Relax, get out of town for awhile, ...then come back and give Cap a new look, feel and direction.
Plus, get an art team (artist, inker and colorist) for that new look and in it for a long haul, Epting and Lark did a fantastic run.