Captain America 1
I am a huge admirer of Brubaker, and he’s done a lot of his best work with Cap, so I had high hopes for this, but I am slightly deflated after reading it. It does a great job of introducing the essentials of the character, thankfully eschewing a millionth showing of the origin, but flashing back to WWII, showing him with the Avengers, bringing in Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan and Sharon Carter, giving him some action as Steve Rogers and finally as Cap.
Millar and McViven’s Nemesis is based around the realisation that, actually, being the bad guy has a not-so-subtle attraction. Good guys? They have morals and qualms. Bad guys have none of these things. They blow things up and maim and kill people in spectacular fashion, which is much more enjoyable in a trash aesthetic sort of way.