Robert Kirkman focuses more on espionage than super-heroics, but it's been my favorite Marvel title for several years running.
Mark Waid's two runs are the standard by which I judge all other Captain America stories...and even Brubaker doesn't measure up. There are a lot of other good Captain America writers but Waid was the great Captain America writer. His Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty series had great writing but sometimes was hurt by the art.
It was Captain America #17-20, in the Marvel Knights series that was published between 2002 and 2004, running 32 issues. This series precedes the current volume. he creative team was Dave Gibbons (writer), Lee Weeks (penciller), and Tom Palmer (inker). Courtesy of mycomicshop.com, here's a description of the story:"Cap Lives" trade (alternate reality where the Germans won WWII and the MU heroes we know and love formed the nucleus of the American Resistance)
I'd never heard of this. Who did it? Great idea for a series. They'd need to do it right though.
Um, are you thinking of Ed Brubaker's run?
Brubaker's talent and great artistic partners aside, one of the great things about his run is that he's been allowed to tell a really long-form story with very little intereference. He seems to have deftly danced around the big events that would derail or p--- off other writers.
It reflects well on Joe Quesada and whoever is editing the book too. How many great runs have we been denied by inept handling of the talent?