Captain America #3

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 42
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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•  Cap and the Black Panther embark on a daring raid into the heart of the Nuke army, while Sharon Carter takes on a secret mission into danger!
Rated T+

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Sep 5, 2018

    Cap's hunt for these rouge Nukes is reaching new levels. Having enlisted help from Black Panther and Wakandan allies, there's more to this mission than simply taking down Nuke copies. It's about fighting against foes who would seek to strike at the very soul of the nation. And in taking the fight to this unseen enemy, it promises adventure and excitement that will hold readers fast and not let go. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 5, 2018

    The issue, the series so far, is utterly brilliant. It questions where we are as a nation. It questions what it is Captain America is standing up for. It makes us think and debate what America truly is. It also reminds us that we too easily trade our ideals for security and have on too many occasions abandoned those who live in the United States. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 8, 2018

    Another excellent entry in what is sure to be a historic run for the Sentinel of Liberty. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Sep 6, 2018

    Some of the meatiest material could've easily fallen flat if not granted proper attention, yet Coates et al manage to keep every plate spinning. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Eric Goebelbecker Sep 10, 2018

    "Captain America" #3 balances action with powerful character moments in another exciting entry in the 'Winter in America' storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 5, 2018

    Captain America #3 isn't going to make you feel good about the world, but it will give you someone broken and lost to empathize with. Hell, you'll even get to live vicariously through Steve and punch some alt-right Nukes, which is always a good time. Coates, Yu, Alanguilan, Gho and Caramagna are moving deeper into a story that is getting better as it goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 5, 2018

    Yu does some fantastic art in this issue and the shadow and details used in the shots of Cap really hammer home the drama and personal conflict Steve is facing. It's never morose, but it does allow for a level of introspection that really complements the story being told. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Sep 6, 2018

    CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 is an entertaining read, to an extent. Frankly, the story is already lagging a bit. It's a little too early for that, and fantastic art can only carry a story so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Sep 5, 2018

    This story ofCaptain America is looking like it'll be a slow burn. Which makes sense given that we're coming right out of a universe-wide event that heavily featured Captain America. You don't just walk out of that like nothing happened. Fortunately, Coates got to play with characters from the other Marvel series he's writing and we get to see some plot progression after the last two issues were largely devoted to world-building. T'Challa, Okoye, and Steve Rogers are a great trio to watch and hopefully we'll be treated to this team-up for a few more issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 5, 2018

    The result is the best issue of this new volume, one that skillfully blends Coates' rhetoric with the most stirring bits of superhero and spy action so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 8, 2018

    The mysteries and political intrigue keeps growing in Captain America, and that's a damn good thing. It's a nice blend of real world politics and superhero universe action. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Sep 7, 2018

    Captain America #3 teams Cap with Black Panther. The art is good and the story moves forward more than the previous issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 8, 2018

    Captain America #3 is another good issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates fledgling run on Steve Rogers comic. The story is interesting and has its finger on the pulse of the current socioeconomic situation in which the U.S finds itself, and the art is fantastic. This one comes with a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Sep 5, 2018

    CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 is another solid issue, the more emotional weight that gets piled onto Steve, the more complicated his circumstances become. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    READ RUMBLE Sep 6, 2018

    Anyone reading a book titled ‘Captain America’ and thinks politics won’t be in it is unrealistic. I do not feel Coates is pushing any agenda and while Secret Empire was unpopular I’m glad Coates isn’t ignoring it. It makes for a more layered and complicated Cap, which is also more interesting. Why is there some unwritten rule a writer can’t include another character they are writing in a book? I think it’s cool Black Panther is involved.

    + LikeComments (12)
  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Sep 6, 2018

    Probably the best issue so far. This book has an awesome feel to it. It's very movie like and actually is fully based off the aftermath of Secret Empire unlike any other book. Lenil Yu is one of my favorite artists and his Cap is just amazing. Overall, this series is heading in the right direction and it's a good time to hop on.

  • 7.0
    The 20 Issue Ceiling Sep 10, 2018

    I find it really hard to care about what is happening.

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 18, 2019

    Cap takes the initiative, boldly destroying the Nuke army and handing its creator, Zeke Stane, over to T'Challa and Okoye. Meanwhile, Sharon is getting dangerously close to the Power Elite. Taking the heroes out of reactive mode is the key to elevating this into a fully satisfying comic, and the art does a stellar job of selling the big-budget action.

    A good, satisfying story also makes the philosophy more engaging, but some of the author's points trouble me. The premise that "Flyover America" is in crisis, abandoned by its culture and government, is strong. Leaping to the conclusion that Flyover Americans would sell their souls to cartoonish super-fascists like Hydra and the Power Elite is pretty nasty. Absolving them of respons more

  • 8.5
    CapNoOne Sep 5, 2018

    This issue starts with a beautiful cover that describes in a perfect way the new Cap, a man lost but with still inside the flame of his ideals. The first pages are very hard to read especially for them that really love Steve Rogers and with these above pages continue the Cap's inner journey to tray to fix himself after Hydra. Cap is also full of doubts and questions about the America new situation and with T'Challa wants to try to understand how to come back to the old ideals of freedom and democracy, that seem be disappear, and who is behind this new era of terror...and the answer could be terrible.
    A beautiful issue strictly related with the current America situation that continues, after these first three issues, to involve and more more

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Sep 11, 2018

    Bet issue yet. Not ignoring Secret Empire and actually building on its main ideas. You cannot just brush that whole disaster aside like it was nothing. The complexities of what America has become today features heavily here. It doesn't go for the easy road either. Coates still has room to improve as his transitions are still off a bit.
    leinil Yu is in top form and is aided by Alanguilan inks and Gho colors. Beautiful panels.

  • 8.0
    daddyT Sep 9, 2018

    while I don't like the art, it isn't distractingly bad... and it is good to read an actual Captain America story where he isn't a nazi and the art isn't hot garbage either.

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 8.
    +1 because: Cap's motivation is true and pure, and I like it.
    +1 because: some small pull.

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Mar 5, 2019

    I'm pretty interested in this and how it's going.

  • 6.5
    ohhaimark Sep 8, 2018


    -The art was very good. Detailed and unique, and captures the characters well.

    -I liked the exploration of Hydra's effect on society. This is the kind of deep-thinking issue that I love when Coates puts out and this issue is no exception.

    -The end was a very effective conclusion to the issue. A good reveal and a good cliffhanger. A twofer, if you will. The best kind of end.

    -The action scene that occurs a little over halfway through the issue was really good. It felt like a blockbuster movie action sequence. Anyone else want Ta-Nehisi Coates to write the script for the next Captain America movie?

    THE BAD:

    -I actually thought the narration during the action scene w more

  • 1.0
    Bigbooty Sep 6, 2018

    Whining, everybody hates me Captain America is back in another self loathing example of poor, narrow minded, one sided political satire. Pure crap. Can’t even muster the writing skills up to have Cap in his own story without dragging in the writers own goto character. The story is weak.

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