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Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1

Writer: Collin Kelly Artist: Carmen Carnero Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 15, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 18
8.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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"The shield isn't what you think. It's not your symbol. It's theirs."
The shield is one of the most iconic images in the world. It stands for hope, justice and the protection of the innocent. It also holds a secret, undiscovered until now, that will change the way Steve Rogers views the 20th century...and how he chooses to fight in the 21st.
Nothing is what it appears in this game-changing Captain America run by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (KANG THE CONQUEROR) and Stormbreaker Carmen Carnero (MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN, CAPTAIN MARVEL, STAR).

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Lia Williamson Jun 13, 2022

    This run feels like the perfect story for Steve and it's clear Lanzing and Kelly have a lot of love for the character and the lore. Carmen Carnero is one of the best artists at Marvel right now and having such amazing talent on this book for art and writing makes this one a "can't miss" title, especially for Cap fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 15, 2022

    Carnero delivers some beautiful art on every page of this issue. Each panel is filled with gorgeous details and the art style allows for some thrilling action to catch the eye of the reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 18, 2022

    A perfect balance of grounded character development and high stakes superhero action. Couldn't ask for a better first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Jun 21, 2022

    So, its all about the shield. A shield of course can be both physical or mental, and a shield can both protect and attack. I suspect we might get to see all four aspects in the following issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Jun 16, 2022

    Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1 brings in all the standard Captain America tropes about a man out of time trying to fit in when a terror threat calls him to action. The art is excellent, the pacing starts slow but picks up steam at a good point, and the thrilling action introduces an intriguing conspiracy mystery. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1 is the first step on a bold new journey for Steve Rogers, as the new creative team understands what makes Captain America tick and wants to push him forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 13, 2022

    Sure, I wish Lanzing and Kelly provide a bit more direction and clues before CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY wrapped. However, they still manage to hit some other key bells and whistles while providing the classic CAP feel which should hook fans moving forward. Readers, the potential for an outstanding story is there with all the pieces lined up well. Im excited to see where this goes and I think youll be too. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 15, 2022

    Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1 is a solid debut with great art and a good start to a mystery. It just nails the beats and provides action, humor, and most importantly grounded moments we can relate to. It nails down what makes Steve Rogers an interesting character and with the other Captain America comic, the two together should deliver an interesting experience for a long time to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Jun 15, 2022

    Between this and Captain America: Symbol of Truth, this new era of Captain America is off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Aaron Kleinman Jun 13, 2022

    The writing team of Lanzing & Kelly give us a stellar start to their run along with the amazing talents of artist Carmen Carnero, letterer Joe Caramagna and colorist Nolan Woodard. I'm excited to see where this run goes, what with the mystery elements and lack of cowardice towards discussing some of the politics involving Captain America. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jun 15, 2022

    Carneros art really helps convey that Steve is a living, breathing person on the page, and thats an important ability to have when the star of the piece is a literal perfect specimen of man. Theres also just one really great double-page splash spread that serves as a sort-of greatest hits of his backstory up until now, depicting the history of Steve Rogers through art and minimal dialogue. If youve never read a Captain America comic before, there are worse places to begin than this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 16, 2022

    A couple of contrived plot points make the story feel less authentic, but the art is cool and the premise seems to have staying power, so I'm willing to see where this is all going. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 14, 2022

    Captain America, as a book, seems to be polarising in much the same way that Superman can be. Does Cap work better on a team rather than on his own? Is that why the MCU movies Winter Soldier and especially Civil War feel like de facto Avengers movie? I am quite interested in Cap, so I will be keeping an eye on this run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jun 22, 2022

    A middling story is elevated by fantastic art. There's potential here though, and we'll stick around for that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Jun 17, 2022

    I wasn't sure whether or not I was going to pick this up when I walked into my lcs but after talking with the guy at my shop I thought yeah I'm in. Wow! I am so glad I picked this up!! This is exactly what I'm looking for in a captain America story. The story has so much heart and passion. The artwork is absolutely fantastic as well. I had been considering both this and Sam's story since seeing them in the preview issue and after reading this I'm definitely picking up both books. I couldn't recommend this more!

  • 10
    tcobandag Jun 14, 2022

    New team for cap,ı hope this series will bee nice for him

  • 9.5
    UnabashedJames Jun 22, 2022

    I really enjoyed this. It felt like it connected the world of 1940's Cap with present day and then challenged the entire system of beliefs that he stood for. It was a robust length that I was really happy for because it allowed the story to roll out at a leisurely pace. Looking forward to more!

  • 9.0
    justonemore Jun 15, 2022

    Just loved it. With this ongoing series added to the Sam's comic, good times are coming for Captain America. Kelly and Lanzing are genious creating the mistery, every page of the main story is fantastic and makes me want to know more. Also, like in Sam's comic, there is a personal style of writing that make this better. Carnero is great too, she has her style of drawing that makes everything feel alive. With this mixed, this is going to be a fantastic era for Steve.

  • 9.0
    imderekreide Jun 14, 2022

    This is the exact type of Captain America book I've been waiting for! Kelly and Lanzing are a perfect choice for the title, and I dearly hope Marvel keeps them on this title for as long as they want. The art is absolutely gorgeous and the story reminded me of the Cap's best, whilst continuing on for the modern day. Fantastic read.

  • 9.0
    Daredevil Jun 14, 2022

    This was lovely! The Hivemind's writing is superb throughout while the art team does a fantastic job at creating beautiful visuals that matched the tone of the story at hand. Great jumping on point for new readers of the Star-Spangled Avenger! I look forward to the future of the series, as it looks very interesting!


  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jun 20, 2022

    This was a really good start. It looked great, it had cool pages and it had good first issue set up. I think it still has that classic Cap corny stuff but, also feels like it's leading to something big.

  • Criminology. Jun 15, 2022

    This is cool. It brings back ideas from the 80s runs like Stern/Byrne's and JMD's( there were even some references to that). Like Steve having a life outside being cap, Being comfortable with being cap and enjoying being a normal citizen, but not too sure about what to do with Steve Rodgers . I think is cool, because those are underrated runs for the character and it's nice to see ideas modernized, especially when those runs are not the first choices for new reader and it's not like, it's the same thing here(obviously it can't be, because of the circumstances).I think that having in mind, the past runs of cap, some of which i liked a lot btw, but they were most of the times really grand with spying, other dimensions,conspiracies, big action more

  • 10
    wesshamu Jun 21, 2022

  • 10
    Hailey Jun 15, 2022

  • 9.5
    Stormwrath Jun 25, 2022

  • 9.0
    Nicetrylaoche Jun 24, 2022

  • 9.0
    daspidaboy Jun 20, 2022

  • 9.0
    KittyNone Jun 16, 2022

  • 8.5
    Radar Jun 19, 2022

  • 8.5
    TruthHurts99 Jun 15, 2022

  • 8.0
    Leylin Jun 15, 2022

  • 6.0
    ComicWorm Jun 22, 2022

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