Captain America Battlebook #1: Review

Jan 1998
?, Claude St. Aubin

Story Name:

Streets of Fire

Review & Comments

Rating:
2 stars

Captain America Battlebook #1 Review by (March 24, 2010)
There were also battlebooks for Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, Wolverine, and many other Marvel heroes, plus a few from smaller companies. There are fourteen in all.

Review: An early attempt to adapt something like the Dungeons & Dragons combat scheme to a fighting game. Looks like it might have been fun but the rest of the world would wait for Heroclix to come along. As it is, the best part of the project is the set of full page pictures of Cap in action. And one odd concession to realism: Cap has a crotch bulge on the cover but not inside, making this book straddle the line of all-ages vs. mature comics.

Comments: Other Marvel characters with Battlebooks are Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, Wolverine, Colossus, Storm, Gambit, Rogue, Elektra, and Citizen V; non-Marvel characters include Witchblade (Image/Top Cow), Darkchylde (then WildStorm), and Shi (Crusade). All Battlebooks have the title “Streets of Fire.” Each issue includes a maneuvers card and a rules card, in cellophane bound into the center of the book.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America Battlebook #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Battlebook is an interactive game using a device that resembles a comic book. Each page is a full portrait of the hero executing a move. An elaborate apparatus traces the effects of each move back and forth between the two opponents’ books and damage scores are assessed. The winner is the player who reduces his opponents score to zero.

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Claude St. Aubin
Phyllis Novin
Liquid!
William Tucci (Cover Penciler)
Phyllis Novin (Cover Inker)
Liquid! (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)