Captain America (vol. 3) - Ed Brubaker

I really haven't been paying attention to the volume numbers of this series, I just read them in the order Cej lends them to me. Not that it matters. This trade is complete in and of itself, and more to the point, this is a good story in and of itself. Brubaker is the best Captain America writer there is. Why? Because he can take some nobodies like Hydra and goofy heroes/villains from the 80s (the crying time as I like to think of it) and make a compelling action/crime story about terrorists, possible government corruption, justice, and relationships (love and friendship). In a word, he makes it: real.