Captain America: Sam Wilson #7

Captain America: Sam Wilson #7

Event\Storyline: Avengers Standoff Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Daniel Acuna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 30, 2016 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
8.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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ENORMOUS 75th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! A STANDOFF tie-in! Since World War II, Steve Rogers has wielded his red, white and blue shield against unspeakable odds. When he fell, his brother in arms, Bucky Barnes, picked it up. When it was time to rest, he handed it to his good friend, Sam Wilson. But now Steve will be asked to wield it one last time, against a foe so deadly he knows it could very well be his final stand. Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Marvel’s Sentinel of Liberty with a story of Captain Americas present and former -- with this explosive, world-changing chapter in the blockbuster spring Avengers event, STANDOFF. Plus, stories celebrating the legacy and legend of Captain America throughout history, by Greg Rucka & Mike Perkins; Tim Sale; & John Cassaday

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Apr 4, 2016

    All in all, it's an issue any Cap fan should have in their stack. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Apr 1, 2016

    At 64 pages of story for $5.99, I certainly felt I got my money's worth. Fans of Sam Wilson may come away feeling short changed, but I think we can be a bit forgiving since it is Steve Rogers' 75th anniversary. Nick Spencer presented a story that was a fitting tribute to Steve's career and sets him up for a return to his former glory. The entire package was nicely done and it has gotten me interested in picking up the upcoming Nick Spencer penned series starring Steve coming in May. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Plug - Ed Frost Apr 1, 2016

    The main story for this issue was incredible. Well worth the 5.99 spent on it if you're a Captain America fan. Hopefully this is an indication that the Steve Rogers series will be just as great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 31, 2016

    There's something here for pretty much any Cap lover. It's just a shame the Bucky/Sam story couldn't have offered a little more meat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Mar 31, 2016

    Captain America: Sam Wilson #8 may have been short on its titular character, but what it did do was give us an amazing anniversary story for Steve Rogers. Not only did it give us a thrilling set of developments to the Standoff crossover, but it also gave us some shocking twists for Captain America as a whole, with Steve getting an expected change himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Mar 31, 2016

    Taken at face value, Captain America: Sam Wilson #7 is a solid read, worth the price of admission and integral to Standoff. It's a great celebration of Steve Rogers, a decent memorial to the legacy of Captain America, but a lacking example of a Sam Wilson comic. It's not a bad comic in any regard; it just falls short of delivering on Sam Wilson and his contribution to the legacy, which at this point should be undeniable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Apr 1, 2016

    Sam Wilson Captain America #7 doesn't focus a whole lot on its title character beyond a great fight scene and heart to heart with Bucky in the early going, but there is a great moment where Steve admits that he respects and trusts Sam despite having differences over what he should do as Captain America as Crossbones beats him up. It's mostly Nick Spencer and Daniel Acuna's tribute to the character of Steve Rogers while simultaneously a game changing moment in the "Avengers Standoff" crossover, but a few confusing moments aside, it's worth picking up to see Steve Rogers written well and heroically even if you haven't kept up with the "Standoff" storyline. And this exploration of Captain America's qualities of courage, standing up for the little guy, and genuine care for the friends he made over the years extends to the backup stories of which the Whedon/Cassaday one is the highlight as they lay out the heart and soul of the character in nine fluid pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 31, 2016

    Nick Spencer digs into some of the legacy of the shield and that's the strongest part of this issue, though Daniel Acuna's artwork is as effective as it ever was. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Apr 1, 2016

    All told, "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #7 is a solid tribute to a well-loved character in all his incarnations. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 4, 2016

    Some lovely short stories and a nice look into what it means to be Captain America, sadly overshadowed by a massive line-wide Avengers Crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lightwalker19 Oct 4, 2016

    An ingenious story that ties the most emotional moments when telling the story of Steve Rogers dealig with the Paradise Hill siege.

  • 9.0
    supercoolyeah Apr 2, 2016

    All these stories are pretty solid. You just wish you had a little bit more Sam Wilson and Bucky because they had a bromance you wanted to see for the 75th Anniversary Issue. The art is on point and frankly it's the only Standoff book worth getting.

  • 8.0
    The Villain Sep 29, 2016

    I found this book to be a little too long and a little disjointed but the book really serves as a love letter to Steve Rogers. Bucky and Sam are only involved for about the first 10 pages and the rest of the book belongs to Steve Rogers. He gets some moments to reflect on his life which makes sense for a 75th anniversary issue. It ends like we all expect it to end but that doesn't make it any less sweet.

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Apr 13, 2016

    STANDOFF: Tons of exposition, so don't worry if you haven't read the other Standoff issues. If you have read them, the exposition may drive you nuts. It's a decent issue, it's certainly odd how this monumental issue was shimmied into the middle of this boring event going on right now, but I liked it alright. -- PRESENTATION: This is a touching examination of the symbolism of the shield, I actually liked this short backup more than the main story. -- CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: So...Hydra has Cap's old baseball sealed away? Why? -- PAS DE DEUX: Nice Cap and Black Widow mission. Short and sweet.

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Apr 5, 2016

  • 9.5
    TheFallenKing13 Mar 31, 2016

  • 8.5
    Destraction Mar 31, 2016

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Apr 3, 2016

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Apr 1, 2016

  • 7.5
    DXO Aug 10, 2016

  • 7.0
    jmprados Apr 18, 2016

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