Captain America: Sam Wilson #2

Captain America: Sam Wilson #2

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Daniel Acuna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
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8.3User Rating

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When Steve Rogers was restored to his natural age, he chose one of his closest and most trusted allies to take up his shield. Now Sam Wilson, formerly the Avenger known as Falcon, carries on the fight for liberty and justice as the all-new, all-different Captain America!

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Oct 29, 2015

    All-in-all, CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #2 is an excellent second-half of a one-two punch that brings Captain America into the 21st century. It looks as if things could get more streamlined in the third issue, but I hope, in so doing, it doesn't lose its social edge. Setting up the world is one thing, but now it has to make sure Cap keeps living in it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Keith Reid-Cleveland Oct 29, 2015

    It was also refreshing to see a callback to the story that took place in All-New Captain America with Armadillo. And, as always, Misty Knight is great. Even though we have every reason to believe that Cap and Thor get involved in a few issues, I'm still all for Misty and Cap riding off into the sunset with their fists raised in the air. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Oct 29, 2015

    Captain America: Sam Wilson #2 may be drawing ire on cable news, but it continues its streak of being a superhero comic with important things on its mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 29, 2015

    The scope of this book is far more down to Earth than Acuna's recent Marvel work. And while that approach doesn't necessarily suit his style as well, Acuna is able to deftly move between big action scenes and quiet character moments without missing a beat. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Terrence Sage Oct 29, 2015

    As a African-American hero, Sam deals with the history of protests and hardships everyday people of color are subjugated to but, given his newly filled role he sees things the same just at a elevated peak. While Steve can more or less sit back with his "blind faith" and put his all in how he thinks the nation will handle things, Sam has a more nuanced view of American politics. It's a great ending with a more cheerful and hopeful final page from Acua. Sam Wilson is quickly expanding his own corner of the Marvel universe that Spencer and Acua are carving out. Sam Wilson: Captain America is the Marvel title that deserves to be read, it's telling the story that people need right now. It's political driven, modern, and has art that will make you want to hang each page as a series of paintings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 31, 2015

    . Spencer is building a strong, compelling comic book here, with a great cast and a lead character who is only beginning to make his mark. This should prove to be a really good direction for Captain America. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 30, 2015

    Spencer has carved a niche for himself in the Marvel Universe by writing about lesser luminaries like the Sinister Six, Secret Avengers and Scott Lang and elevating them to fan favorites. In this case, he's tasked with taking a fan favorite and spinning it around, giving it a kick or two to see what more can be done. "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #2 works just a little too hard trying to find itself and sets up future storylines where the "Captain America" aspect doesn't catch enough light to shine. That said, I'm convinced this book would be an amazing Falcon series. Spencer has earned some leeway in getting to the flow of his stories. With Acua and Caramagna alongside, this series has plenty of potential. These guys just have to fulfill it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 28, 2015

    And ultimately, I don't like writing reviews like this, because these are talented creators who clearly have a lot to say. I think there is a ton of potential behind Sam Wilson: Captain America, because Nick Spencer gets that a country this divided can't not have some reflection on one of its greatest symbols. Steve Rogers might have grown up a Democrat in the 1940s, but Sam Wilson grew up with all the political tension of today - he's a guy who would absolutely have very different beliefs than his predecessor, and seeing Sam wrestle with expressing those beliefs gives this book a brand-new lease on life. But that excellent premise won't go far until Spencer and company really focus on exactly what story they want to tell. Read Full Review

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