America #8

America #8

Writer: Gabby Rivera Artist: Joe Quinones Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 25, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 9
8.3Critic Rating
3.3User Rating

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Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, may have finally met her match. Introducing - the deadly and exotic Exterminatrix! Can America continue her hard-hitting journey to defend the multiverse against the oncoming warpath of Exterminatrix and the ominous Midas Corporation? It's the start of a daring adventure as America gains all-new untested powers, and she'll need them against the coming horde of villains! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Oct 27, 2017

    Listen, America Chavez is a brown girl wrestling aficionado WWE champion we deserve. You ain't even gotta say more than that, if that doesn't get you interested in this series then you might wanna check your pulse. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Oct 3, 2017

    America #8 shows a social conscience, which has been in much of the series but is more emphasized here. The titular character remains an engaging protagonist with a likable supporting cast, and this issue definitely worth a read. I highly recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Nov 1, 2017

    The biggest appeal of this series is that it feels fresh and takes us to a setting we haven't explored much. America proves there are still places in the Marvel universe to visit and does so with the perfect character. America Chavez should have no problem solidifying a permanent fan base with this ongoing series if it continues to stick to its guns. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    Nightmare of Solomon Oct 25, 2017

    1) America refers to herself as latina, again, even tho Gabby made it clear she's from a planet that has no concept of latinamerica. So... it's ok to do cultural appropriation if you're brown?

    2) Gabby doubles down on the self-inserts, with a mary-sue backstory about how her mom and grandmom were intergalatic valedactorians... whatevs, you can't even do spanish properly, but, as they say in spanish, no es mi pinche pedo.

    3) Comic basically confirms that Gabby had America break with her established gf because the gf was white -- because now, all of the sudden, America and Magdalena are an item yet also in a long-distance relationship, which was the excuse for the break up with Lisa

    4)Back to the Gabby self-insert, she teams up with America to kick mindless-ones'ass... Another Mary-Sue check!

    5) The whitest character so far is, of course, the evil one.

    6) Sotomayor University has the most useless liberal arts degrees in the multiverse; can't even use them to get hired as a barista.

    7) Insert a unironic "What do you mean, you people?"

    8) Obvious reference to police state.

    9) Unironic reference to America adding to diversity.

    10) The Gabby self-insert is the key to solve the plot! Mary-Sue strike NUMERO TRES!

    I love this comic... it's so bad it's hilarious! It's actually the first Marvel comic I read on NCBD because it just makes me laugh so hard with how bad it is.

  • 9.0
    Steve C Nov 7, 2017

    I picked up my first issue of America the other day, because I'm purchasing the whole set of lenticular Marvel covers as they come out (my guy hooks me up), and this comic was one of the really pleasant surprises of the bunch. I had no idea that the character of America Chavez exists (I'm not really a Marvel fan, in general), but I'm glad that she does. It's a refreshing voice to have in comics. I'm a 34 year-old white guy, and I really enjoyed reading about this inter-dimensional, LGBTQ Latina (Not sure if she's actually Latina because she's not from Earth, so how can she be Latina?) whose super power is portal punching, because she and her squad are so cool. I'll definitely be picking up #9.

  • 1.5
    Superfan234 Nov 18, 2017

    This is Gabby at her best, doing a shitty job with horrible art. That's what we are here for! Keep it up Gabby!

  • 1.0
    Briton Nov 5, 2017

    Nauseatingly extreme liberal propaganda. This 'comic' sums up everything that is wrong with Marvel.

  • 3.5
    SurvivedCloneSaga Oct 27, 2017

  • 9.0
    Pantheon36 Oct 27, 2017

  • 2.0
    Superior fan Nov 29, 2017

  • 1.0
    Grifter Nov 29, 2017

  • 1.0
    Giu15 Feb 9, 2018

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