Essential Captain America Vol. 1 review. Classic Game Room presents a CGR Comics review of this relatively disappointing classic comic. Despite some personal misgivings, this is still a solid book, and fans of ol' Cap or newcomers should enjoy this one. CGR Comics ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 review takes a look at a reimagining of Jack Kirby's own character, one without Bucky. Stan Lee hates sidekicks.