Review: Problems with the printing quality of Captain America #8 [Volume #9 |February 27, 2019] (March 3, 2019)

Top: Captain America #8 (Volume #9 | Cover A | Alex Ross Cover) and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter (Volume #1 | Cover D | Matteo Scalera Cover) | Bottom: Paint transfer on the same Captain America cover.

Had some time this morning to sit down and read a couple of the books that I purchased yesterday: Captain America #8 and Simone Bianchi and Mark Millar’s Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1.

Sharkey The Bounty Hunter #1 (Volume #1 | 2019)

Now, I wasn’t immediately drawn to the name “Sharkey The Bounty Hunter” or its science fiction kid/parent dynamic premise but decided to give it a chance since I am a big fan of Mark Millar related properties…and I’m glad I did.   In addition, Italian artist Simone Bianchi’s art clearly stands out in more ways than one.

I know that last sentence is pretty vague but do ask me about it if ever we meet up in person.

It’s a fascinating story and I can’t wait for Issue #2.

Captain America #8 (Volume #9 | 2019)

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and new Captain America artist Adam Kubert explore the incarceration of the man formerly known as Captain America.  Now, the creative team did a great job with this issue and I am sure that stunning Captain America close up cover by Alex Ross couldn’t have hurt sales. But..I am really disappointed with how this issue was printed.  As you can see from the photo in this post, the print transferred while I was going through the book!

Marvel, you charge premium price for these books.  I mean, I used to buy them back when they were .25 and .75 cents and this was never a problem.  Should this printing trend continue, collectors might as well buy, store, and THEN peruse the issue digitally.

A formula that doesn’t make sense since comic books are supposed to be read.

Now we can’t even do that.

Published by tedi31

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