First Vengeance is a tie in comic to the Captain America movie. It tells the origin story of Cap in flash back as he undertakes a mission on an unnamed island in the Danish Straits.
The issue is written to introduce Captain America and I think it does a good job. The artwork is nice and clean, and Cap is recognizable as the movie version. The story is good fun to read, and the flashbacks fit into the action nicely, with minimum exposition.
I don’t have any real complaints about this issue, it is clean and has an easy story to get into. Maybe that is also the problem, do we really need a movie tie in book? Surely Cap should be reintroduced through his regular book? And isn’t this the job of the all ages book Captain America The Fighting Avenger?
Anyway enough questions, the book is fun to read, not much substance, but it does a good job of introducing the First Avenger.
3.5 thumbs up out of 5