December 25, 2010

Christmas with Black Crow

A Year of Cool Comics--Day 350

By Brian CroninWe continue the Cool Christmas Comic Countdown with an intriguing Captain America story by J.M. DeMatteis, Paul Neary and Eduardo Baretto titled “An American Christmas”…The revelry is interrupted by the mysterious Black Crow, a Native anti-hero. He seems to think Captain America should die for America's sins against the Indians:

The fight continues for a number of more pages and it ends with the sort of Christmas message that you would expect from a J.M. DeMatteis comic book. And if you haven’t read enough J.M. DeMatteis comic books to know for sure what would be an expected ending of a J.M. DeMatteis comic book, then you really ought to read more J.M. DeMatteis comic books, because he is neat-o.

In any event, this was a good issue--a lot different than a typical Christmas issue. Very much off the beaten path.
Comment:  Follow the link to see more of the story.

I believe this was Black Crow's second appearance. He hasn't appeared much since then and we still don't know much about him.

For more on the subject, see Black Crow to Replace Captain America? and Comic Books Featuring Indians.

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