America Chavez: Made in the USA #1

Writer: Kalinda Vazquez Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 20
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

WHO IS AMERICA? America Chavez is incredible - her origins, her strength, her dimension-shattering star portals! But when the foundation of everything she believes is shaken, America will stand up and face the parts of herself she's been running from. From writer Kalinda Vazquez (Marvel's Runaways) and artist Carlos Gomez (Amazing Mary Jane) comes an explosive, brand-new story all about what made America Chavez who she is - and what she'll do to protect the ones she loves.

Rated T+

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Mar 3, 2021

    Carlos Gomez uses detailed drawings with expressive faces. This is highlighted by Jesus Aburtov's choice of brilliant, and rich colors. It's a visually appealing issue that emotionally draws you further into the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Mar 3, 2021

    America Chavez: Made in the USA #1 is a fantastic start to this latest series. It's perfect for fans who want to keep reading about her, and perfect for fans that want to learn more about her before she makes her major MCU appearance. No matter the reason, do be sure to check it out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Mar 2, 2021

    When all is said and done, America Chavez: Made in the USA #1 delivers an interesting start to its tale. As someone only familiar with the character through the all-too-brief West Coast Avengers book, I look forward to learning more about both Americas past, as well as her future. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Mar 1, 2021

    America Chavez Made in the USA #1 (Kalina Vazquz, Jesus Aburtov, & Carlos Gomez) show a firm grasp of a beloved character and a dedication to continued progression and development. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Mar 3, 2021

    If there is anywhere that the book falters, its in the writing of America herself. Typically portrayed as a badass neer-do-well, she mostly just coasts through the proceedings, displaying little of her trademark personality. It may be more of an introspective portrayal, but it seems an odd choice considering how much the story focuses on her. There are moments where her personality comes out, particularly during an interaction with special guest star Spider-Man. Vazquez also dispenses with any real exposition, making no mention of the Young Avengers and only hinting at Americas power-set. Despite the lack of accessibility, its a refreshing change that puts trust in the reader to have at least a rudimentary knowledge of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Mar 7, 2021

    Bottom Line: This first issue excels at giving previously unaware readers a refresher course in America Chavez 101 while still delivering the kind of fun superhero action Marvel readers sign up for. Definitely worth the coin for anyone curious about a worthwhile character they may not have looked at before. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Feb 27, 2021

    America Chavez #1 opens the series with a period of interest where Chavez's superhero life becomes secondary to the undiscovered parts of her. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Massimo Castelli Mar 20, 2021

    If there is one thing I would say before I finish this review it is to buy this first issue! Although I did my best, I personally don't feel I did the creative team of Vazquez, Gomez and Aburtov justice on their fantastic first issue. 'America Chavez: Made in the USA' is one of the most exciting new books to come out of Marvel's 2021 slate and I can't wait to see what's next from the young hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Mar 3, 2021

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  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 3, 2021

    All in all, America Chavez Made in USA #1 is a book worth giving a shot. You are going to walk away anxious to get to know this hero in ways you never did before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Mar 3, 2021

    It's always a delight to have America Chavez in the spotlight, and thankfully America Chavez: Made In The U.S.A. #1 brings so many of the aspects we love about the character to the forefront. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Mar 8, 2021

    "America Chavez: Made in the U.S.A." is a fun, engaging debut issue off a long overdue miniseries though it doesn't quite reach the heights that its title character can. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 3, 2021

    America Chavez: Made in the USA #1 is a decent start. While it could have been improved in some ways, it's a solid introduction to the character for new readers. It sets up an intriguing mystery and has a clear voice about it. With the character about to be in the spotlight, the comic does a solid job as a starting point for people to discover America and her world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Mar 7, 2021

    The punches pack a little less wallop as we discover America closer to her origins, making her confront the family she left behind. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 4, 2021

    There's some retconning here, but the action and the drama works well enough to keep it all on track. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Ryan Perry Mar 1, 2021

    Vazquez and Gomez struggle throughout to create an accurate portrait of the America Chavez that readers have fallen in love with. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nightcrawler4 Apr 14, 2021

    I’ve been a long time DC reader and finally decided to pick up a Marvel book for the first time. Without any advice or knowledge of what to pick I grabbed America Chavez because of the cover and boy was I surprised! THIS is how you do a #1! As someone who doesn’t know the universe at all beyond the movies it felt incredible to not only get to know the character, her origin and her current struggles, but it was fun to see other Marvel characters in action in a way that didn’t feel like I was confused! Now I’m actually fascinated to learn more about her team, The Young Avengers, and I might just pick up another Marvel title or two. Because of how INCREDIBLY this #1 was written in now excited to finish this series as well as explore mo more

  • 8.5
    JHugh Mar 17, 2021

    I actually really liked the book. Art was well done and I liked the bits of humor. The flow and pacing of the story is spot on, you are left hanging with a mysterious figure. I'll grab the second issue for sure.

  • 8.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 6, 2021

    I was kinda dreading reading this, mostly because the 2017 solo series America Chavez had was abysmal. I know that's a bit unfair to the new creative team, but we've all got stigmas. Luckily, this was actually good! It's not my favorite thing in the world, but it's solid and I'm actually looking forward to seeing how this series reconciles all the retcons the character has been through, and hopefully streamlines her a bit.

  • 7.5
    Nightmare of Solomon Mar 3, 2021

    Hola, mi gente!

    It's been a while since we've had an America solo comic!

    Guess what? It's BUENO! Well, it's a good comic compared to the basura that was Gabby Rivera's comic! Just kidding, it's actually a good comic -- and right off the bat it goes and retcons America's origin story as depicted by Gabby's trash comic.

    The lineart by Carlos Gomez is great! I was familiar with his stuff rom the Red Sonja series from some years ago (written by Amy Chu) -- however, the colors are just not as crisp, so the art ends up looking a bit muddy, but that's not Gomez' fault

    I'm actually hopeful this will be a good America Chavez comic by the time this wraps up.

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 17, 2021

    America's powers are on the fritz, and a Mystery Antagonist is taking a run at her heretofore-unseen adoptive family in Washington Heights. The art is great and the writing is satisfactory so far. This script has captured my attention, but future issues will need to work a little harder to get me truly engaged.

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 23, 2021

    I found the exposition and dialogue a bit clunky but, overall, I’m intrigued.

  • 5.0
    Boudi Mar 29, 2021

    This has good and bad things. The Good: the cities are greatly drawn and feel very real, Kate and America have a really nice friendship, America's brother is very cute and the ending left me wanting more. The Bad: Kate and America fight giant moles (as if there were not actual villains in the Marvel Universe that could make the fight interesting), in this scene there is also a fangirl that interviews America while she fight because apparently it is a very smart thing to do (I bet she is the villain), there is a useless Spider-Man cameo (It's not as if he was there to make the book sell more because he is not on the cover. He just shows up, talks and does crowd control), America is not a smart character and I am sure that she would be dead i more

  • 10
    DoorMan Mar 25, 2021

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Mar 3, 2021

  • 9.0
    GEEKYTIME! Mar 4, 2021

  • 8.5
    oshawottt Oct 10, 2021

  • 8.5
    Logan X May 9, 2021

  • 8.5
    _maite14 Mar 20, 2021

  • 8.5
    Adsun22 Mar 4, 2021

  • 8.0
    Radar Mar 8, 2021

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Mar 3, 2021

  • 7.5
    KittyNone Apr 24, 2021

  • 7.5
    Pantheon36 Mar 6, 2021

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 Mar 3, 2021

  • 2.0
    Black Phillip Apr 17, 2021

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