We’ve had a good time reviewing things we dig here at Department H. Every once in a long while, though, something comes along that defies traditional critical review. Captain America: Who Won’t Wield the Shield? is one of these books.
How do you approach something where Deadpool breaks the fourth wall less than anyone else in the book? How do you judge six pages of psychedelia that make the most out-there Shade the Changing Man covers look like hotel room art? What commentary can possibly be made about Matt Fraction’s dying tweet?
In considering all of this, I decided that trying to answer any of these questions in normal, linear space and time was an effort in futility. I realized, after reading it Wednesday night, that I had a unique chance to do something different. To quote a very wise woman, in an insane world, it was the sanest choice.
…so I went down to the LA Times Festival of Books today and got it signed by Ed Brubaker.