Captain America: Sam Wilson #17

Captain America: Sam Wilson #17

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Paul Renaud Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 15
6.6Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

The All-New Falcon and Rage - together! Nothing good will come of this!
Rated T

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Jan 10, 2017

    There is only one place Sam can go if this comic ever drops into the cancellation range, and that would be a shame as it's an excellent comic that looks at the fear in the world today and deals with it, without necessarily throwing a shield at it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 4, 2017

    Nick Spencer lays down the political commentary that will assuredly fire up its readers. If you don't want that in your comics, well it doesn't really matter at this point as you probably aren't reading this anyway. That said, Spencer manages to keep this book relevant and fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 6, 2017

    I also need to mention that a comic that features black characters prominently should not be plagued with the black palms problem, where colourists draw the palms of Blacks the same colour as the rest of their skin. This usually betrays a colourist who has little clue about how people look in real life and has not spent much time observing the world. In Sam Wilson Captain America, this is not just an oversight, its bad design. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jan 5, 2017

    What prevents this issue being a complete mess is the art from Paul Renaud who also assisted John Rauch on colors. They do some great work with shadow resulting in strong iconography for Sam Wilson, but this isn't enough to help the sour taste of the book's middle subside. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 4, 2017

    This book isn't a sendup of extremism. It punches down at something that tries to help bring clarity and understanding to our world and, in doing so, empowers the rejection of any meaningful dialogue about these ideas. It might be small, but missteps like these make it harder for anyone to do the things that superheroes can't. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    supercoolyeah Jan 7, 2017

    Im glad this issue was actually heading towards a purpose. I thought it was going to be another dumb one shot but it wasn't. Also happy to see more of the Falcon and Rage in this issue and that they are not treated like kids. The story is a little cheap but it's headed towards the right direction and I can't wait to see what happens from this. The art of Renaud and Rauch is good and so is the story nothing really spectacular.

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Jan 23, 2017

    I have to give Spencer a lot of credit for being unafraid to speak so heavily on social unrest. The rise in corrupt officers using unnecessary violence is mirrored in the series through the Americops who are hired to decrease crime in cities, but are profiling in their approach. Rage falls victim to this when he is beaten and arrested for robbing a pawn shop that he was helping to protect. Like many social issues you could say the Americops acting according to what they saw since the villains had already ran. What may also seem familiar is that the Americops consider Rage a threat and immediately use violence to subdue him even though he was basically knocked out. Spencer tries to give you a lot to think about in this crafted scenario. Spencer also brings in the issue of immigration with the new Falcon's status as a possible illegal citizen. I can see where this issue could be considered too much, or a great issue focusing on an important topic. At this point it should be obvious that Spencer is using Sam Wilson to dive into these topics so I would think this should come as no surprise. Traditionally Captain America was sociological in topics so it is keeping with the character. The art is fitting and has some strong moments and some weak moments. Overall it works. This should be the last issue focused on supporting characters so those that want to see more Sam Wilson should see him return next issue.

  • 7.5
    Rick Jonez Jan 5, 2017

    A little too preachy. A little chincy on Sam content. A little team-up, decent and different enough, that fits organically in the current storyline.

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui Jan 6, 2017

    Nick Spencer...man you said everything that needed said back in the perfect issue when Rage and the Americops clashed and Sam had the best response. We get it man! Only question is when someone needs to be stirring the pot on the victims side......who's speaking for the real good police officer. It's not all one sided issue either? But i digress, this book has not 1 but 2 vampire birds....so yeah :-)!!!

  • 7.0
    Jack's Yattering Jan 15, 2017

    SCORE: 6.9

  • 5.5
    Spock's Brain Jan 24, 2017

    This attempted parody of right wrongheadedness and leftist extremism is overly simplistic and silly. The art is pedestrian The colouring is an orange-tinged muck. This is not a good comic.

  • 8.0
    jmprados Jan 22, 2017

  • 7.5
    Destraction Jan 4, 2017

  • 7.5
    Al B. Harper Jan 5, 2017

  • 7.5
    Pantheon36 Jan 10, 2017

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Jan 4, 2017

  • 7.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 4, 2017

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Feb 15, 2017

  • 6.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jan 13, 2017

  • 2.0
    Jon Comics Feb 5, 2017

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