Alright, here's a quick look at Captain America #50, written by one of my favorite writers, Ed Brubaker.
-We open this issue by discovering that it is Bucky's birthday. Well, break out the cake and heat-seeking missiles! Some goons with heat-seeking missiles(but no cake)attack Bucky and while he's dodging missiles and saving pedestrians, he's also having flashbacks to his 16, 18 and 20th birthdays, all of which took place during WWII.
-After the flashback sequences, Bucky takes out the goons and returns to his apartment where the New Avengers throw him a surprise party, complete with a cake(but no heat-seeking missiles). Annnd that's pretty much it for this issue.
Hmmm, with the events of the past few issues, I was kind of hoping for a little bit more here... I was really hoping to read more about Sharon Carter and the weird dreams she was having concerning Red Skull, Armin Zola and Doom's time platform. Oh well, I guess there's always next month.
Speaking of next month, the numbering for this comic book jumps ahead by 550 issues! Only in Joe Quesada's Marvel Universe can a comic book go from issue #50 to #600 in just 1 month! I personally like it when comic books stick with their original numbering. I think it's pretty cool that a series like Action Comics or Detective Comics is in the 800's. Of course, Marvel LOVES to put out issue #1's, so they're constantly messing with the numbering of their comics. Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Fantastic Four, hell, even the Thunderbolts had their numbering messed with in lame publicity/sales stunts. Here's hoping Marvel doesn't screw with the numbering on this comic book series ever again. For a score, I'll give this issue a 7 out of 10. This was a decent comic, but I've come to expect far more from the writing of Ed Brubaker.