Getting into comics can be difficult without knowing where to start, so I’ve compiled a list of storylines for those of you interested in learning more about Captain America.
Captain America: Winter Soldier by Ed Brubaker
Cap is awakened in the dead of the night by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who need the kind of help only he can provide. But the corpse he finds on the Heli-carrier brings him face-to-face with the unthinkable, and opens doors to terror and manipulation he never dreamed possible! In the wake of this brutality, General Lukin makes his first all-out assault — tearing open old wounds and threatening to make new scars that will never heal!
Captain America: Red Menace by Ed Brubaker
Six months ago, Crossbones kidnapped the Red Skull’s daughter, Sin, from a government reeducation facility and disappeared into the night. Now, he and this spawn of infinite evil have come to the American Midwest to tear a new hole in A.I.M. — but none of them counted on Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 13 showing up! Then, Cap travels across the Atlantic in search of his former partner in a story that will see him fighting side-by-side with some old friends. But Cap and the Winter Soldier aren’t the only ones taking the journey abroad. Crossbones and Sin are on a path of revenge that’s leading them in the exact same direction! And what of Cap’s newest enemy — General Aleksander Lukin, head of one of the world’s most powerful corporations — and his “relationship” with the Red Skull?
Captain America: Civil War by Ed Brubaker
Captain America has fallen into a clash with his government and his friends, and the people close to him are paying the price. The life of Cap’s girlfriend, Agent 13, is torn apart as her superiors use her divided loyalties against her. Elsewhere, a new villain emerges; the Red Skull begins to make himself known; and the Winter Soldier again comes face-to-face with Cap. But which side will he choose? Plus: James Buchanan Barnes, Captain America’s one-time partner Bucky, faces his first Christmas of the 21st century – and the truth of the terrible things he was forced to do as the Winter Soldier. And with Cap caught in a conflict he can neither take a side of – or understand – what moves can he make to try to redeem himself?!
Civil War by Mark Millar
The landscape of the Marvel Universe is changing, and it’s time to choose: Whose side are you on? A conflict has been brewing for more than a year, threatening to pit friend against friend, brother against brother – and all it will take is a single misstep to cost thousands their lives and ignite the fuse! As the war claims its first victims, no one is safe as teams, friendships and families begin to fall apart.
Captain America: The Death of Captain America by Ed Brubaker
Leaping from the final pages of Civil War, this is the story that stunned readers, sent shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe, and made news headlines worldwide! And the death of Captain America is only the beginning! In the aftermath of the fabled hero’s assassination, Agent 13, Bucky Barnes, the Falcon, Black Widow, and Iron Man come together again in a desperate attempt to keep his dream alive. But the collapse of Steve Rogers’ dream was merely the first step in the wicked machinations of the Red Skull, who is determined to see the death of America follow soon after the death of the Captain. As the Skull’s master plan kicks into motion, and chaos begins to take hold of the United States, only one man stands in its way – but is he up to the task? Freed from the psychosis that transformed him into the relentless mercenary known as the Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes is called on to live up to the dream in ways he never imagined.
The Ultimates by Mark Millar
A teenager is climbing walls in Manhattan. Mutants are attacking the White House. Nick Fury, head of the elite espionage agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., knows the only way to combat these strange new threats is with a team of his own superhumans. Backed by a billion-dollar budget, Fury recruits Giant Man, the Wasp, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor. And while the team is strong enough to engage in a ferocious battle with the Hulk, will they implode under the weight of their internal conflicts? Rising above their own agendas, the Ultimates forge ahead with the introduction of new allies and face a major global threat.