We're Gonna Need a Bigger Shield
I realize this is going to sound odd, but bear with me here: Captain America #360 may, in fact, be one of the ten greatest Marvel Comics ever printed.
Coming in as part four of Mark Gruenwald and Kieron Dwyer's "The Bloodstone Hunt," (the first chapter of which features a teenage Captain America setting a bad example), "Blood in the Sea" is one of the forgotten classics of the art form.
And not just because it features a duel of accents between Batroc the Leaper and Baron Zemo, or even that it involves pages upon pages of a soaking-wet Diamondback kicking it on a luxury yacht in a ripped-up costume. As enjoyable as those things are, they are mere prelude to the real entertainment.
Because in this issue... Captain America Punches Sharks
"Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that, you get the head, the tail..."
"You get the whole damn thing."
And now, in honor of Scipio, a Haiku inspired by that last panel:
Underwater Shark Punch: "Poont!"
Sound effect: Awesome.
Feel free to add your own, or simply marvel at the fact that with a single use of the phrase "underwater shark punch," I have mastered Japanese poetry.