Captain America: Cold War: Alpha #1

Writer: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Tochi Onyebuchi Artist: Carlos Magno Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 12, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
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7.3User Rating

Bucky Barnes is the Outer Circle's New Revolution, and he has enacted his deadliest move yet - an alliance with Sam Wilson's nemesis, the White Wolf. When Steve Rogers' adopted son, Ian, A.K.A. Nomad, is abducted by someone Steve thought was a friend, he suspects Bucky's hand at work and calls upon the people who know Ian best - Sam Wilson, Sharon Carter and Misty Knight - to help him get to the bottom of the attack. Has Bucky finally gone too far? Why has Nomad been taken, and what does it have to do with a portal to Dimension Z opening over a secret battleground in Alaska? The Symbol of T more

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 12, 2023

    Magno delivers some dark and serious art throughout the issue. The visuals are dramatic and do a great job of showcasing the mood and tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 12, 2023

    Captain America: Cold War: Alpha #1 was fast-paced, explosive, and gets readers all caught up with those who have been out of the Captain America game for quite some time. Upon entry, the story beats appear to be promising to incorporate a rich history of Captain America Lore as well as American History showcasing the Outer Circle as the figure thats always been behind the curtain. It feels like Hail Hydra, meets evil Cap, meets First Avenger except with Bucky replacing Steve and some Dimension Z on the side. Readers should be prepared for an exciting ride that I cant help but recommend. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Lia Williamson Apr 13, 2023

    Cold War is off to a great start, and I can't wait to see what these writers have in store next. Between the two books and this event itself, this is shaping up to be one of the great Cap eras. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 15, 2023

    Good, solid start to this crossover. It goes a little wild for my tastes, but that's just me. The characters work well together, and the villains are fun, so I have hope. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 12, 2023

    Captain America: Cold War Alpha has its moments and feels like a summer popcorn action film, but, it also feels like a story that you really need to know what has been going on before. The issue does what it can to catch readers up but it doesn't quite nail that down and might leave readers even more confused. If Dimension Z or Ian are completely foreign to you, this is a kick off that might fall a bit flat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Apr 14, 2023

    Despite some problems with balancing characters, Cold War seems to be heating up rather nicely. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Christian Hoffer Apr 12, 2023

    The comic has interesting stakes but I think this opening chapter feels a bit too much like moving pieces into position for an event than actually telling a good story. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Apr 12, 2023

    Captain America: Cold War #1 is a lackluster start to a lackluster event that continues the storyline from the lackluster Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty series. The Outer Circle's motivations remain a mystery, the team-up between Bucky and White Wolf doesn't have a clear point, and the art is a mixed bag. Read Full Review

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