Sam Wilson's journey to becoming Captain America is a much longer, more complex process than he thought it would be. Putting on a costume and carrying a shield isn't enough. Sam is finding out that acceptance takes time, both for the public and himself; and if he truly wants to live up to the legend and reputation embodied in the title Captain America, he has to start by believing in himself and standing by the tough decisions he is forced to make. Captain America: Sam Wilson #9 is a comic weighed down – in a good way – by a moral and ethical dilemma and is well worth your time and money. Read Full Review
Overall, this would be a fantastic issue if not for the art. Angel Unzueta's digital approach is simply too stiff, too rubbery - and the muddy colors don't do this lively script any favors either. But if you can look past the artistic flaws, this is a promising story direction for a book that's suddenly in a pivotal "do or die" scenario with Steve Rogers back. Read Full Review
This is a pretty solid wrap up to the Standoff story. Steve Rogers has gotten a lot of attention in the past few issues of this series and Sam Wilson has taken a back seat. Wilson is back in the fron for this issue that focuses on the fallout of the Standoff story but it also gives a more in depth look into what's going on with Sam now that Steve Rogers has returned to his peak form.