Captain America: Steve Rogers #2

Captain America: Steve Rogers #2

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 29, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 25
6.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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As Steve battles a resurgent Hydra more dangerous than ever before, he must confront a ghost from his past!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 29, 2016

    An entertaining master plan is revealed as we witness how it was nurtured and brought to life, literally and figuratively. The master plan and very visage of Red Skull reminds us he's a supervillain not to be taken lightly. Is there anything more exciting than Captain America needing saving from himself? Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Jon Arvedon Jul 1, 2016

    I never doubted Nick Spencer's ability to tell a good story but I severely underestimated his ability to create a one with this much complexity, in a way that doesn't feel convoluted but rather, makes you want to go back and re-read his previous work to look for clues along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 29, 2016

    If you needed reassurance that Captain America: Steve Rogers #1's big twist wasn't included merely for shock value, this follow-up issue should do the trick. It offers a comprehensive look at Steve's new status quo and how the Hydra reveal ties into Red Skull's ongoing plans. Between the strong characterization and the vibrant art, there's no reason to fear for the future of this iconic Marvel hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jun 30, 2016

    As a single issue, Steve Rogers " Captain America #2 may feel a bit wordy, but it will certainly read well as part of the eventual trade, and as an important stage-setter for the upcoming drama of this initial arc, it's probably indispensable at this point. The fact that it's such an enjoyable read is a testament to the creative team's skill and investment in the concept. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jun 29, 2016

    This storyline, so far, has been rather interesting as we didn't know the route that Marvel would go to explain the Hydra connection (or lack of.) The artwork is still good, full of detail, and paints a perfect picture to match the story at each moment. Bring on Issue #3! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 29, 2016

    Evil has the upper hand in Captain America: Steve Rogers, and I don't know how the white hats can recover. As Spencer lays out his long-term narrative threads, this second issue's biggest selling point is setting up a huge hurdle for Steve Rogers " we know he will overcome eventually, but breaking free of his newly implanted backstory feels like a challenge worthy of his time, more akin to being trapped in time itself and rather than going back to the old well of having to just punch out a racist. Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz, though largely occupied by narrative bricklaying, present an epic problem for Cap, and a very interesting discussion about his character as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Arron Ferguson Jul 1, 2016

    Overall this issue is not perfect, maybe a 3-star comic, but we're bunging on an extra star because it absolutely drips in potential for where this series is going. No comic this week has quite captured a sense of “just wait until you read the next one” quite like Captain America: Steve Rogers #2. It would be nice to see Spencer scale down the dialogue and let Saiz shine more, but that's a tiny issue; especially considering that the nature of this issue makes it a special case and that level of words & art may be different in the “business as usual” issues. All round this is a strong sidestep before we launch into this incredibly exciting “Cap in Hydra story” that's peppered with genius gems from Spencer and lovely little details from Saiz. On that note, keep an eye out for a certain little girl's choice of teddy! Deliciously twisted comedy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Jun 30, 2016

    Kudos to Spencer for wading through all that horrible shit and showing that he does, in fact, know what he's doing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jody Cardona Jul 4, 2016

    Bits and Pieces:If you wanted an issue that pushes ahead the current story arc with Steve Rogers, you won't find it here. This issue instead shows the reason behind the Captain's sudden betrayal, as well as catch new readers up on the important events that lead us to this point. The art was nice, nothing to write home about except the menacing red skull holding the Cosmic Cube. While it's nice to get that explanation, I can't wait to see where this story goes next Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Jun 29, 2016

    So, Captain America: Steve Rogers #2 should probably be titled Captain Clickbait #2: Blame It on the Cosmic Cube , but Jesus Saiz's almost horror tinged art and some interesting themes brought up by Nick Spencer about the amorality of SHIELD and the hollowness of heroes as symbols kept my interest enough for me to give issue 3 (which is solicited as more action packed and dealing with Steve Rogers' actual role in HYDRA along with the trial of Maria Hill) a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 7, 2016

    While the issue itself is interesting, laying out events to explain Rogers' behavior and the Red Skull's plan, the revelation does deflate the series. After such a huge shock I'd expect Marvel to keep its secrets a little closer to the vest. Now that all the cards are on the table, I'll admit my interest in the new series has already begun to wane. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5 - John McCubbin Jun 29, 2016

    Captain America: Steve Rogers #2 isn't necessarily going to win back fans who hated the first, but it does give us some solid background on the shocking twist. It also brought everything that Nick Spencer has been working on since the launch of Captain America: Sam Wilson, with there most definitely being a bigger picture on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Karen O'Brien Jul 1, 2016

    Captain America fans wanted a young Steve Rogers and now we have him, and issue #2 is definitely an improvement over the first. The corruption of Captain America is a solid story idea -- and I love that the arc is going to include a host of favorite Cap co-stars -- but the creators aren't functioning as a well-oiled machine quite yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jul 1, 2016

    Steve Rogers: Captain America #2 is a Captain America story, a fun one, am intense one, a strange one. But it is not a story ground breaking enough to create the controversy it created. Its a worthy read and a fun chapter in the ongoing Cap saga, but it hits very familiar beats, beats that certainly are predictable enough to not neither warrant sound nor fury. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicsverse - Corey Spanner Jun 29, 2016

    Overall, this issue is a huge step up from the last. It works out the controversy of making Steve Rogers a villain while being entertaining. It's smart, somewhat sadistic, and lays the groundworkfor what could end up being an excellent conflict. Here's hoping it plays out better than it started. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 2, 2016

    Why go to all this trouble to make Captain America think he's a HYDRA agent if you're not going to actually do something with him as a HYDRA agent? I guess that comes next issue? Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 29, 2016

    I'm thrilled to have the real Cap back in action, I love the character - his movies rock - but this is, so far, a really weak storyline. Someone wake me when it's over. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    411Mania - Richard Bishop Jul 7, 2016

    I've been around long enough to know something like this would happen, and really, I was less surprised than disappointed, first because Nick Spencer took the easy path with yet another Cosmic Cube cop-out and secondly because I'd given myself hope that it might be different this time. Maybe one day I'll accept that creativity has fallen victim to making a quick buck and the belief that "no publicity is bad publicity", and while the latter may be true, there are bad comics, and this is certainly one of them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Inklings Jun 29, 2016

    I'm not even going to hedge my backhanded commentary here: I LOVE saying "I told you so" to whiny, entitled fandoms comprised of man-children. Reading this issue was like exorcising the collective demon of the dregs of popular culture. See my issue 1 review.

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  • 8.0
    TheMatteo0 Jun 29, 2016

    Well, I don't want to spoil things really, so I won't mention any specific plot details. Anyway, it seems as if the origin 'Hydra Cap' thing is resolved to an extent and it is done fairly well, and luckily enough for those who complained, it isn't too controversial either. The book offers an interesting analysis from the perspective of the Red Skull, where we get a closer look at his psychological make-up and political ideas. Overall this is done well, but at points it is again a little cliched. Particularly I'd pick out the point where he used the 'make (x) great again' line; which was far too heavy-handed a reference to Trump; even though I like the political edge to the book. Overall, I love Captain America and like this series; but the lack of subtlety at points is what separates a good series from a great one.

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  • 8.5
    SavleCZ Jul 14, 2016

    A very solid issue which serves as a great sequel to the first one. This book has become one of my most anticipated comics.

  • 8.0
    Canadian Satanist Jun 29, 2016

    Seems to be a lot of jaded people out there, I say to them "Put your feels aside and enjoy this book".

  • 8.0
    kfc902 Jun 30, 2016

    Good tie in with Spencer past work, just found they revealed a little to much to soon.

  • 8.0
    Whateverman Jul 5, 2016

    It's been many, many years since I've been this interested in Steve Rogers. Plus, any comic that manages to piss off as many morons as this one has in just 2 issues deserves my kudos.

  • 7.5
    The Villain Aug 19, 2016

    At first I found this issue to be a bit of a mess because time frame that this issue is set in isn't explained very well but eventually it all comes together. I think they are explaining the Hydra Cap event too quickly. It would've been nice to have this unfold a couple issues down the road.

  • 6.0
    Big Guy 4U Jul 3, 2016

    Just to clarify. I've been reading comics for at least 14 years by now. I know a misdirect when I see one. The Hydra Cap thing was never going to last. My problems with the issue were not related to the twist. And my problems with this issue are not just with the cop-out, but with the story itself. Spencer did a stellar job with his Avengers:Standoff crossover, but his take on Captain America villains is way too cartoony. The story is decompressed beyond measure. It could have been drawn out in small spaces over other issues, but it's all shoved in here. It's a functional issue, but Spencer needs to refine his writing to fit a more traditional super hero mold.

  • 10
    darkfire369 Jun 29, 2016

  • 9.5
    ChildofthePast Jul 1, 2016

  • 9.0
    Nickweiser Jun 29, 2016

  • 9.0
    Bleemak Jul 1, 2016

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Oct 13, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jul 3, 2016

  • 8.0
    LocoNasty Jul 4, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jul 11, 2016

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jul 14, 2016

  • 8.0
    jmprados Jul 18, 2016

  • 7.5
    Destraction Jun 29, 2016

  • 7.0
    Arnonaud Jul 4, 2016

  • 7.0
    Zumba Jul 5, 2016

  • 7.0
    johnavenger Jul 5, 2016

  • 6.5
    ThatGuy Jun 30, 2016

  • 6.5
    DXO Aug 24, 2016

  • 1.0
    CLMF Jun 30, 2016

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