What if Captain America didn’t sleep for twenty years, but 60? What if the Avengers found him today and not at the dawn of the Silver Age? These are the questions Captain America: Man Out of Time, a new five-issue mini-series from Mark Waid and Jorge Molina sets out to answer.
This first issue gives us Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes spending time with a group of soldiers the night before both are lost. Then Rogers awakes to the Avengers standing over him and a world with ATMs, cell phones, sports cars, and teenagers packing guns.
The idea is interesting, though I’m not sure we need five full issues to fully explore it. I enjoyed the look of the world and Waid’s decision to present everything from Roger’s perspective.
For $4 it’s definitely not a must-read, but fans of the character or of Marvel’s various What If…? stories may want to give it a look.