Captain America: Sam Wilson #12

Captain America: Sam Wilson #12

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Daniel Acuna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 9
8.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Aug 19, 2016

    This current run of Captain America: Sam Wilson is going to end up on the syllabus of a really liberal, young-minded sociology professor one day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 17, 2016

    In many ways, it's anti-escapist escapism - while it has its share of rough edges, Spencer and Acuna are going for the original Marvel ideal, to show the world outside your window. It might not always show us the best view, but it's the kind of challenging and important storytelling that Captain America deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Aug 24, 2016

    Sam has changed over the course of his run as Cap. At first he'd follow his heart into any situation, but recently he finds himself stuck in between his actions as a black American man and as Captain America; a symbol of hope and justice for many. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jody Cardona Aug 22, 2016

    Bits and Pieces:I am liking this story more and more with each issue, and it shows that Sam is growing as Captain America. This chapter shows the very fragile line that could have a protest  break out into a riot extremely well, as well as show the downside to both sides of the conflict. While I enjoyed most of it, the little action we get here can come off as a bit silly for a book covering a sensitive topic as this. Overall, I thought it was a great chapter, and the next chapter looks like it's going to be intense. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    RustonLF Sep 9, 2016

    The Sam Wilson run of Captain America has been many places. The return of Cap-Wolf and the Serpent Squad were a fun light-hearted throwback. And now we are in a socially driven serious story line. We see Cap deal with the unwinnable choice made when you stand between oppressed people driven to a violent state and the aggressors that act out of fear and anger in violence. Spencer tries to show that when both sides become to strong in their stance and unwilling to step back there is no winning. The story shows a clear lead-in to the #givebackthesheild story that is coming with the return of John Walker the U.S. Agent (and former Captain America himself). There is a very distinct art style that I enjoy and really sets itself apart. The return of Rage could have been drawn out a little more. He seems like a quick cameo to start a fight. Except for Falcon the rest of Sam's supporting cast seems to be absent which is a bit of a shame. If you are looking for a more traditional Captain America story with a clear villain then I would look to the Steve Rodgers run of Captain America for now. This title is stating a clear social message where the lines are blurred.

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 23, 2016

  • 9.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Sep 14, 2016

  • 8.5
    jmprados Aug 31, 2016

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Oct 15, 2016

  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.0
    DXO Aug 26, 2016

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