Captain America #2

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 1, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 47
8.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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•  Distrusted by a nation that seems to have lost faith in him, Steve Rogers is a man out of time and out of options!
•   Where can a now-unsanctioned Captain America turn for aid and assistance in order to stem the rise of the cabal
of influence brokers known as the Power Elite?
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  • 10
    Comic Watch - Cody White Aug 9, 2018

    A masterful first two issues that reminds readers from all walks of life what power can be held in the magic of comics narrative. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Owen Fogg Aug 2, 2018

    This issue is a very good example of what you want from Captain America. There's plenty of the action, interpersonal relationships, and intrigue that people have been looking for since the Captains inception. Once again the duo of Coates and Yu knock it out of the park. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Aug 1, 2018

    Lastly, Coates and Yu aren't wastingany time playing their big joker as it appears that issue #3 will feature the crossover we were all hoping this series would lead to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 1, 2018

    There's not a lot of action in this issue past the first few pages, but Yu does a great job of keeping the pacing of the story moving with the visuals. The complement each other well and seem to be working in tandem to tell an increasingly complex story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 4, 2018

    Captain America #2 shows more promise and intrigue for the future of this book. Coates is showing the talent that made Black Panther one of Marvels powerhouse books once again, and Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, and Sunny Gho knock it out of the park on the visuals. This one comes strongly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 1, 2018

    This is a complete package of a comic that has lots of action on the surface and so much more below. While things are still being set up in Coates' signature style, the ending leaves us questioning what's next in a “I didn't see that coming sort of way.” When a soldier and a patriot doesn't have a country or government that believes in him, who might he turn to? What roads may he walk down? Are there others who better embody his ideals he can fight for? These are all questions we're about to find answers to in what is an amazing run so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Aug 1, 2018

    CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 seems to reuse the storytelling model from CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 a bit too much and definitely has a fair amount of artistic hiccups. However, it's still a solid continuation of this new chapter for Steve Rogers. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Holden Aug 22, 2018

    While the plot progression in Captain America #2 is nominal, Ta-Nehisi Coates contemplative writing gives Steve Rogers immense depth, engages the reader, and sets the stage for an intrigue-filled dive into the conglomeration of the mysterious and nefarious Power Elite in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 5, 2018

    Strong story and art that plays with some real-world hot potatoes successfully, making for a balances issue with a surprising final page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 2, 2018

    Ta-Nehisi Coates comes out of the gate swinging in Captain America #2, a soulful and melancholic second chapter that smartly ties super-soldiers and modern warfare to toxic masculinity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 1, 2018

    Coates' story is unfolding at a leisurely pace, with little in the way of action or plot development in this issue. Despite this, it's a fantastic character study of Steve Rogers and has a lot of little touches that build Steve up wonderfully. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 1, 2018

    It's a smart take that utilizes the history of Captain America well, carefully raising complexity and resisting any urge to deliver trite answers or resolutions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Aug 2, 2018

    Every new writer/ creative team needs at least an entire arc to see where they are going and what they plan on doing. That said; I'm in for the first arc. I feel like we should be farther along in Coates' story by now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Aug 2, 2018

    In Captain America #2, Coates demonstrates how the core focus of his narrative remains rooted in dissecting the aftermath of the "Secret Empire" story when Steve Rogers, thinking to himself, says how he is "tired of Supreme Commanders and Grand Directors." Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Aug 1, 2018

    Overall Captain America #2 is a solid issue. I like the story Ta-Nehisi Coates is telling with the public not trusting Steve, and his self-doubts. I do wish we learned more about this Power Elite group though. The art is bold and dynamic and definitely delivers that “superhero” look to Captain America. It is very dark and gloomy but it fits the mood and tone of the story well. Captain America #2 has a pretty good cliffhanger that has me interested to see where Coates is taking this. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Aug 6, 2018

    "Captain America" #2 is a strong continuation of the series, but doesn't pack quite as much of a punch as the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 4, 2018

    Coates tells, but does not really show, the drama in his new series. It's interesting enough drama to stick around, but I'd like to see him sink his teeth into his own material already. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Aug 1, 2018

    Captain America #2 follows the same path as the first issue, with almost no deviations. The art is good and Coates understands Cap, but the story itself doesn't go anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 1, 2018

    The art is nice and the cliffhanger intriguing, but it's too little to keep your interest in this slog of an issue. Read Full Review

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