After the Essentials, what should I read? (Captain America-related)

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    I've been recently reading the Captain America Essentials books lately since the movie's out. i did it for Thor as well. However, I'm going to syop at the essential #3 and then try to get my hands on paperback edition of the most awesome Captain America run.

    In summary, I'm trying to figure who is the Peter David or Walt Simonson of Captain America.

    I keep hearing it's either Steve Englehart, Mark Waid, or Ed Brubaker. Or is it another writer?
     
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    Roger Stern also has a pretty good albeit short run on Captain America
    War and Remembrance


    Mark Gruenwald, who handled Cap for I think around 10 years or so, has some pretty notable stories as well.
    The Bloodstone Hunt
    Streets of Poison
    The Captain

    For the run you've mentioned above, Mark Waid
    Operation: Rebirth
    Man Without A Country
    To Serve and Protect

    The first two by Waid I'd say are some of my favorite Cap stories. The third while not as good as the first two, provides interesting insight into Cap and his shield.


    Ed Brubaker you can get the Captain America Omnibus and go from there :) 
     
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    Are those the arcs where he had issues with the serum and got the different shield?
     
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    Brubaker. He's the best and most consistent Cap writer they have had in years.
     
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    Operation Rebirth dealt with the aftermath of the issues with the serum where they thought Cap died.

    To Serve and Protect is where he went back to his old shield and later the Stark designed Electro shield.
     
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    I think Waid actually can give him a run for his money, it's just too bad his run was interrupted twice (Heroes Reborn after Man Without A Country and editorial interference during the Heroes Return series)
     
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    Brubaker's most recent. Try picking up the Omnibus if you can.
     
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    What about Paul Jenkins' "Theater at War" or Robert Morales' "Homeland"?

    Also, is Mark Waid's Captain America stuff all packed in some sort of ultimate collection/omnibus?
     
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    Theater of War are a bunch of non-continuity stories, and feature some not so typical Cap stories. I'm not so sure they fit into the "Peter David or Walter Simonson" mold of stories you have in mind for Captain America.

    Homeland I haven't read, but I haven't really heard much praises for it either.
     

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