Synopsis: Steve Rogers fights for survival in a post-apocalyptic wasteland populated by hordes of Red Skulls!
Review: This one-shot tells a fantastic story.
Thanks to a chemical weapon designed by The Red Skull. The world has been transformed and is now run by infected humans who have become Red Skulls. The only hope for humankind is Captain America, but how much more can Steve Rogers take and how is he going to win when he refuses to kill the Red Skulls due to him being convinced that there may be a cure. There’s always hope. That’s the mantra of Captain America. Hope always finds a way. Captain America is given a little hope when he finds a small group of surviving humans that he must protect.
Legendary comics writer and artist Erik Larsen provides bot the story and art for this comic and provides some fantastic panels, which provide us with loads of action beats. There’s a fantastic panel of art toward the end of the book where Captain America has pretty much resigned himself to the fact that he can never win. It is just him and one survivor who is surrounded by a bunch of Red Skulls that will not rest until they assimilate the Captain and the girl. The panels that immediately follow where the young girl pleads with the Captain to keep fighting are brilliantly drawn.
This is a really enjoyable book, which has a simple message to it. Bad things only happen when good people do nothing. And Captain America in this book is one of only a handful of people that is prepared to fight back and try and do something, anything to ensure the survival of the human race.
Overall. This is a worthwhile book, which entertains and has an inspiring message that I think most people will be able to get behind.