I wish this series were a little more subtle in the way it mixes superheroes and contemporary American politics, but there's no denying that this issue packs a punch as it explores the racial inequities of the criminal justice system and (most powerfully) the perpetual cycle of violence that builds from one generation to the next. Read Full Review
The events of Captain America: Sam Wilson #19 and the attempts by both Sam and Rage to make a difference lead to potentially even worse, unintended outcomes–pretty much just like in real life. It can be frustrating to rarely see the protagonist get a solid win, but maybe the fact the good guys can be brought down through no fault of their own is a painful lesson we need to learn. It's certainly something Sam Wilson readers should be used to by now, even if's a little more heavy-handed in this issue. Read Full Review
I think it is great that Nick Spencer is not afraid to dive in deep when it comes to social issues. It is fitting for the character to focus on the divide happening right now and this issue does not hold back. So much so that this issue gets dark at the end implying a major problem stemming from this one event. While the guest artist is not as impacting for me it still works. The focus is more on the story and message being told. Rage is being held on trial for a crime that has been proven he did not commit. To prove a point he refuses any help outside of what your average citizen would get in his position. Showing the flaws in the system. A powerful story that is well done.
Pretty much a reflection of what is happening in today's society. It's sad but true. I'm happy to see the direction of this book is being taken in new and interesting directions. Everything was on point including the art of Unzueta and Prianto. Can't wait to see more.