Captain America #696

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 32
8.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

•  On his quest across America, Steve Rogers faces off against the brand-new Swordsman! Strap yourselves in for a sword vs. shield duel unlike anything you've ever seen!
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 7, 2017

    I'm loving this series, and I certainly hope this team sticks around for a nice, long run on Cap. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 6, 2017

    Captain America doing what needs to be done while trying to find a new status quo for himself post Secret Empire. Worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Dec 6, 2017

    If you're looking for a very easy to get into, almost all-ages Captain America comic, Waid's current run is shaping up to be something Cap fans may well have been waiting for: a solid, fun series which captures all the heart and courage Steve Rogers represents both in and out of his Cap costume. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Dec 6, 2017

    The simple story telling accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do. It’s just plain fun. I dare you to not crack a smile reading this book. This team continues to bring old school sensibilities to the title and in today’s comic landscape; it feels completely unique and fresh. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Dec 10, 2017

    We all knew this would be good, yet Waid/Samnee/Wilson still found ways to exceed expectations. Captain America is a comic book that'll no doubt bring a smile to your face and a swell to your heart as you utter "I f*cking love comics" to yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 6, 2017

    Top notch art in a story that captures the humble nature of the hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 7, 2017

    This issue offers more insight into what Steve is actually trying to accomplish in his cross-country travels, but for the most part it tells a pretty straightforward story. For now, that's enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 6, 2017

    Captain America battles the new Swordsman in Captain America #696, Steve continues to travel America to find himself and let the American people know what Captain America stands for. These one-and-done stories have been great so far and have really helped reestablish the greatness of Steve Rogers. I also really like the short essays in the back with creators writing about what Captain America means to them; they have been very interesting so far. It is not a spoiler (it is on the cover), but I am super excited for issue #697, as Kraven the Hunter is showing up and I am hotly anticipating seeing a full comic of Samnee drawing him! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    On Comics Ground - Colin Ginter Dec 8, 2017

    A new issue which clears up exactly WHY Captain America is riding cross-country, as well as properly introducing a 'Villain-of-the-Week' format. It shows Cap as a humble, down to earth hero who just wants a place to call home, but won't hesitate to protect his country. Swordsman offers little in the way of genuine threat but a grandiose plan provides plenty of heroics for our hero. Nothing spectacular but a solid issue from Waid nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Dec 11, 2017

    A simple, effective one-off of pure superheroics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 8, 2017

    One-off adventures are all well and good, but I think it is time for Steve, and this creative team, to start delivering the big, grand adventures that we want from this new iteration of Captain America. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Dec 9, 2017

    This is quickly becoming one of my favorite CAPTAIN AMERICA runs, and we're only on the second issue of it. Waid, Samnee, and Wilson nailed this issue. I'm eager to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 6, 2017

    The foundation is solid enough. But the vision leaves something to be desired. We'll see if Waid and Samnee can come though moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Chaston Dec 26, 2017

    This isn't exactly a fresh new beginning or a different road for Captain America. Nothing has changed. And that's a real disappointment as they really have the opportunity to tread new ground with this hero. Steve Rodgers could have finally felt what it was like to be Spider-Man or the X-Men as they are hated no matter how good they do. As a reader, this is just a letdown. Read Full Review

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