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Captain America #2: Review

Aug 2018
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu

Story Name:

Winter in America: Part II

Review & Comments

4.5 stars

Captain America #2 Review by (August 1, 2018)

Review: The bulk of this tale is excellent as artist Yu and writer Coates combine words and pictures showing us Cap in action and the motives that fill his heart. It's spectacular and introspective at the same time and I can only hope I was able to give a hint of this in the synopsis. And next we will see what Cap's desire to be a real man is compelling him to do.  

Comments: First (brief) appearance of the Power Elite. Leinil Francis Yu contributed to the inking.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #2 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Captain America looks back on his early days when he wanted nothing more than to be a man and serve in the military during the war. These thoughts continue as he attends the World Conference of Mayors in Chicago and he is there when it is attacked by the terrorists who emulate the villain Nuke, with the American flag tattooed on their faces. Cap knows he is not the only super-soldier, they are being churned out by the dozens but he sees a part of himself in all of them—and it makes him angry. Angry that he keeps fighting but the nation no longer trusts him. While pondering all this Cap takes down all of the villains and saves the assembled mayors. After the battle, Cap is met by Thunderbolt Ross, who orders him in the name of the President to give up his freelancing. Cap resists this but Ross reminds him that Washington is a new place after the Secret Empire and conspiracies multiply as to whether the nation can trust Captain America....

Later, as Steve is sparring with a holographic copy of himself, he listens to a right-wing radio host explaining that Cap and the Hydra Supreme Commander are one and the same. Sharon Carter drops by to tell him she is going away on a mission and that Ross isn't so bad; she also extends what comfort she can....

The next morning Steve says he's happy for Sharon but needs to stop the Nuke attacks. She asks him to forgive himself. After she goes, Steve picks up a box that contains what appears to be a string of large blue pearls and suddenly he is in holographic communication with his new ally, T'Challa, the Black Panther....

Leinil Francis Yu
Gerry Alanguilan
Sunny Gho
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Panther
Black Panther

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)

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