Captain America #697

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 31
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Kraven the Hunter has a new target - and it's Steve Rogers! Trapped in unfamiliar territory, stripped of his shield and on the run, Cap must find a way to evade Kraven long enough to save an innocent life - but this time, that might be impossible! And just wait until you see the final page...
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 7, 2018

    If you're a comics fan, you should be reading this series. It's wonderful! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 6, 2018

    Waid, Samnee, and Wilson continue their star-spangled hot streak with this issue of Cap. Its a straightforward and fun story between two compelling opponents. I had a joy reading it and definitely recommend it. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 3, 2018

    One of the best superhero books on the stands in part because every issue is a done in one story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jan 6, 2018

    What a good ol' fashioned comic book full of twists and turns! Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are effortlessly reminding us why we love Captain America, but comic books in general. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Michael D Jan 3, 2018

    Samnee absolutely delivered on the art side of this issue. The way he portrays Captain America is what works to really sell the story and set the lighthearted tone. Without him, this series would not have been able to accomplish what it’s done so far. The ending has me really excited. While I had a lot of fun reading these standalone issues, I can’t wait to see this creative team tackle a more long form arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Jan 6, 2018

    Though the pace is a bit uneven, this is still a great issue. Waid, Samnee, and Wilson ultimately continue to impress. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 3, 2018

    Overall, I am absolutely loving Captain America right now. I like that Steve is going on these little adventures through the Marvel Universe and we are learning, once again, what makes Steve Rogers such a great superhero. Captain America #697 features Kraven the Hunter, a fun interaction between a hero and villain that I have not read before. The art continues to be stunning and delightful to gaze over. Captain America is in a heap of trouble and this issue ends with a shocking cliff-hanger. You are not going to want to miss Captain America #697! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 3, 2018

    Another classic Steve Rogers story that takes the hero on another mission that has some serious stakes at the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 4, 2018

    Artist Chris Samnee makes the most of the premise, creating a dense, unsettling jungle environment and really capturing the scope of Cap's predicament. And while this issue maintains the done-in-one format of Waid and Samnee's issues so far, it does play its part in terms of advancing the overarching narrative Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jan 8, 2018

    "Captain America" #697 slightly mixes up the tone and pace of the book for a more immediate story filled with danger and fantastic artwork! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 8, 2018

    Waid and Samnee have a style about them that I don't think would suit every Marvel character, though I would like to see them take on Spider-Man. You never know, these two may yetmake Captain America great again! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Chaston Jan 8, 2018

    A decent issue with a better ending. Considering the first few issues of this new era was basic at best and not on the exciting side of things. It seems things could be finally getting interesting again. The part that worries me here is that Captain America's evil counterpart was vastly more interesting. If only because it was a huge change of pace. And Waid and Samnee have their work cut out for them trying to make what's old, new again. And hopefully, this is the first step in bringing out a more interesting Captain America. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 4, 2018

    This could be top of the pile stuff - the potential of this team is clearly there - if the characterization just dug a bit deeper. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 6, 2018

    An OK Cap story doesn't have much meat on its bones, quickly burning through some jungle tropes instead of anything stronger. Read Full Review

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