America #2

America #2

Writer: Gabby Rivera Artist: Joe Quinones Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 30
7.2Critic Rating
3.8User Rating

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OKAY, LADIES, NOW LET'S GET IN FORMATION!!
•  America Chavez's first semester of college is off to an epic start. That's right...homework on the first day! The assignment? A field trip to the frontlines of World War II!
•  Most freshman would be intimidated - but most freshman aren't dimension-hoping heroes with Captain America as their wingman!
•  Meanwhile, unexpected fallout from an Ultimates' mission begins to wreak havoc on not only America's life but also the larger Marvel Universe as a whole!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Apr 5, 2017

    America is one of my favorite comics at the moment. America is likeable and strong, yet has depths and flaws. The characters that the creative team has chosen to surround America with are fun and awesome people. I didnt expect the story to become one of finding peace and understanding ones ancestry, so thats an exciting turn of events and Im looking forward to seeing how America reacts to where she comes from and how she grows through understanding her familys past. This is definitely going to be an awesome arc. Now, get off your butt and read it! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Apr 11, 2017

    This issue shows America trying to figure out how her powers work and how far they can take her, we also see her forming a community with other females which is always good to see in any form of media. We find her supporting and engaged by a black child prodigy and fighting brodudes about their appropriation, objectification, and dismissal of minority culture and to a similar degree women. America tackles hard subjects and makes them entertaining without diminishing the gravity of the situations. This comic is a prime example of how to merge representation, politics, and entertainment in a way that is both strong and full of teaching moments without watering down very real problems and ideas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Apr 9, 2017

    America #2 is at its best when it is focused on its titular character, whom weve seen fleshed out incredibly well over these past two issues. The creative team gives her strengths as well as weaknesses, with her flaws helping her making a well-rounded and really interesting character. The charm and sheer likeability that this book has to offer goes a long way in helping establish it as one of Marvels best ongoing series, as the creative team bring their A-Game to the table to give readers an incredibly satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 10, 2017

    Long story short, America #2 is a solid, entertaining comic book issue with some great guest-stars, action, adventure, romance and philosophy. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Kat Vendetti Apr 5, 2017

    Though AMERICA #2 gets buried under too many plot developments, Rivera and her team ultimately continue their trend of delivering a story full of inspiration. America Chavez shines as a hero we don't often get to see, but sorely need. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Apr 6, 2017

    While this issue had more threats and more questions for us, we can see the world building taking place for Chavez. It's happening at a faster pace, but that's pretty much the pace Chavez lives her life anyhow. We'll get a better look into this radical group that's become Chavez's fandom come at odds with her in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Apr 5, 2017

    I'm so torn, because I love this character, but this book is such a mixed bag. The pieces are all there, the team just needs to bring it all together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Apr 10, 2017

    As a book, America has its problems and, hopefully, they'll fix them. The same could be said for other series, and for Marvel in general. It's fine for both sides to disagree on the politics, but tolerance has always been Marvel's message for everyone. Any fan who knows their history should understand and accept that. The message at the heart of America #2 is one the company itself should heed. Being true to itself is what counts, whether that means returning some classic characters to their rightful places or allowing newer, more diverse ones to flourish. Once they learn that lesson, Marvel comics overall will be a better read for everyone on all sides Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Apr 10, 2017

    The America book seems more preoccupied with a warped idea of diversity rather than telling a compelling story. We jump from scene to scene at breakneck speed all for nothing to really happen. If America wasn't in this issue, nothing would have changed and I consider that a loss. Instead of setting up the next chapter of a compelling story we get ideological rhetoric that starts out great and then trips at the finish line and dialogue that, while better than the last issue, comes dangerously close to a stereotypical interpretation. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 6, 2017

    America has suffered a massive drop off from its first issue because it isn't solidifying its identity in a meaningful way through the writing or art. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Apr 5, 2017

    David Gabriel is a moron for saying Diversity is at fault for the Marvel Sales slump; that's not the case, that has never been the case -- I blame bad writing and events, and this comic is a perfect example of bad writing.

    Do you want to buy a comic that is basically 22 pages of "How do you do, fellow kids" and "YASSS QUEEEN"? Then this comic is perfect for you -- it's also perfect if you want to torture your brain cells -- because I'm sure some people get their kicks like that

    But really, this saddens me. I like MAC, she was pretty badass in Young Avengers and is a total badass that stood up to Captain Marvel in Ultimates during the CWII event -- but this comic? This comic is terrible if you're a fan of MAC, unless you want anything MAC related, no matter how bad it is, then... I guess, have at it? Whatever makes you happy, I guess.

  • 1.5
    Superior fan Apr 5, 2017

    (UPDATE) I initially post rating for most books before writing reviews. In this case, I find myself disheartened looking back at America and the public. Again the most important point the professional critics list in its favor is politics. I do not care about politics. You are not paying four or five dollars per issue of a comic book for politics or an agenda, you are buying a piece of art. Of literature. Those things can be propaganda, but there merit as art/literature is removed from their value to any agenda. The writing in America is fairly terrible. The author creates straw men for her POV characters to knock down. Never once will you feel a connection to the random antagonists that appear and disappear throughout #2. The plot continues to jump around, never achieving coherence. Being a visual medium, dialogue in comics absent a very narrow genre should be sharp, concise, and snap. That isn't the case in Amurica. Artwise the book suffers as it can't decide what style it wants. Overall America is a symptom of a larger problem. As comic companies attempt to listen to people who do not read comics or appreciate their history, they make bad decisions. One of those decisions is to hire artists and writers who neither possess an appreciation of the medium or an understanding of what does and does not make comics of a genre, here superhero, work. Marvel isn't the first company to look to outside parties to write comics. It is however doing so to an unprecedented level. Lost in all of this is the consumer, someone that deserves better.

  • 1.0
    joe Apr 5, 2017

    Didn't buy it , Just a look and i lost an eye.Awfull !

  • 1.0
    HOSHWE Apr 7, 2017

    the story though better paced than the first issue, has become boring though consistently bad. the art can't save the comic if it too looks just as dull as the story. dropping the series here. score 0.5 for effort. Marvel, if you're reading this.. WRITE BETTER STORIES! diversity isn't the problem and you can keep your political agenda if you can write really good stories with it, but the way it looks right now, you're more likely to blame readers who don't buy your comics than fixing the problem.

  • 6.5
    Henry Killinger Apr 9, 2017

    I really want to like this, so I picked up the second issue... but honestly it is hard to deal with this writing (not that the art is that great anyway). This had great potential to showcase a Latina-American superhero but not as some cliche whiny stereotypical child. Weak lines like "Not today, Basura", "caramba" and "ay Dios mio, Selena help us"... just made me cringe. I hope that one day we will get a good team to make an America Chavez book that is fun, real, modern and diverse alike Ms.Marvel's Kamala Khan.

  • 5.5
    knittedundies Apr 12, 2017

    Despite not hooking me on the first issue, I gave the series a try because of the compelling and powerful character it has as its lead. But after this issue I'm considering wasting my time with anything else but reading America. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't that bad. But it feels like they are trying too hard to give the audience something they already had before starting. America is a relatable character on her own, before having her own series she was interesting enough to capture many people's attention. And here we are, one comic book series with nothing but a lackluster start. The plot isn't really clear, nor our main character's motive. And don't get me started on the forced latina archetype. We dont rub vipaporú on burns or mention chancletas whenever we are making threats, it doesn't feel relatable, it feels borderline stereotypical. Maybe I had really high expectations before this series came out, and now I'm bound to feel disappointed forever. One thing I know for sure? If Issue #3 is anything like this, I'm giving up on America.

  • 1.0
    HalfEatenWaffle Apr 7, 2017

    Esto es una mierda, no lo lean, esto me hace entender porque nos odian los gringos, si esta es la idea que tienen de los latinos.

  • 1.0
    Briton Apr 8, 2017

    Happily I ready this in a shop and didn't have to waste any money on it. This comic illustates why Marvel have got themselves into a bit of a mess. There is no interest in an exciting or interesting story, or well defined characters. There is only a desire to spew extreme liberal and feminist propaganda at the comic buying public.

  • 10
    Tree Fingers Apr 5, 2017

    Ah, so people are going to bomb the user ratings just to be douchebags. I can play that game too.

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  • 3.0
    Kreniigh Apr 12, 2017

    I can't even begin to list everything wrong with the plotting, dialogue, characterization, and art in this issue. Nothing fits together; it's a jumble of non sequiturs and random events. If I had to pick a theme it's the ongoing assumption in the writing that these characters and everything they do is super cool even when it's unearned.

  • 4.0
    Koromoria Apr 8, 2017

    America is a great hero, but i am disapointed with how they are writting her in this run.

  • 4.0
    Rick Jonez Apr 10, 2017

    i am disapointed with how they are writting her in this run, too. The archived 4chan review thread hits all my problems with this installment.

  • 10
    CesarCastanha Apr 6, 2017

    I didn't actually like it that much. But I think it's necessary to go against this hate-motivated rating. I agree with some of the critics I read here, the issue relies too much on the character coolness, and this character doesn't need that. The first issue was way better.

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  • 7.0
    bucswin611 Apr 5, 2017

    America's current life needs to be more appealing than any time travel/cameos, and the fangirl group has me optimistic that the next issue will be more like the first. Her dialogue often seems like it should be in thought bubbles. The art is solid , and there is no excuse for ratings below a 5 other than agenda.

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  • 4.0
    Granfalloon Apr 14, 2017

    I really want this book to succeed, because I love America (the character)! But this issue is a total mess. Marvel need to get an editor working on this book closely because it's all over the shop at the moment.

  • 4.0
    StanielK Apr 27, 2017

    America has been awesome in Ultimates. This book though...boy the writing is bad. I'm sorry, but it really just isn't working. Get a better writer, there is an America series that can work out there.

  • 5.5
    FT Metler Apr 8, 2017

  • 2.5
    Jurooo Apr 5, 2017

  • 1.0
    aimanalphaz Apr 5, 2017

  • 1.0
    Superfan234 Apr 5, 2017

  • 1.0
    Billyndo Apr 5, 2017

  • 1.0
    TheMatteo0 Apr 6, 2017

  • 6.5
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 5, 2017

  • 1.0
    Alphaz Apr 5, 2017

  • 10
    Al B. Harper Apr 5, 2017

  • 9.0
    Pantheon36 Apr 9, 2017

  • 7.5
    faussarella May 7, 2017

  • 1.5
    DiegoE May 5, 2017

  • 1.0
    Vanguard Jun 9, 2017

  • 1.0
    SpeedForce1973 Jun 21, 2017

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