Captain America: Steve Rogers #5

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Javier Pina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 28, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 20
7.5Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

•  As heroes choose sides and tragedy strikes, Steve takes steps to end the war.
•  Guest-starring the Invincible Iron Man!
Rated T+

  • 8.1
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Sep 28, 2016

    Overall, this is the most compelling and painful issue of Captain America: Steve Rogers yet. Steve is no longer just a Hydra agent, here's a clear threat to the Marvel Universe, and we don't know how he'll claw his way back into heroism from here. Bravo, Nick Spencer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 28, 2016

    This book delivers a dark journey for one of Marvel's greatest heroes. Each issue pulls you in deeper and you can't help but wonder what's going to happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 27, 2016

    While the artwork in this book might be dragging a bit, Captain America: Steve Rogers #5 proves to be the most compelling issue of this series yet, now that Spencer has turned this iconic Avenger into a clear and present danger for the entirety of the Marvel Universe. By finally making good on his premise of Cap as a villain in disguise, there are suddenly some real stakes for Steve’s journey - where he’ll ever be capable of redemption, or if we’ll even think he’s worthy of it when the time comes. While critics of Steve’s new status quo will still certainly find plenty to be up in arms about, those who are on the fence will likely find a lot to like about this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Sep 29, 2016

    While it takes the wind out of Civil War II's central argument, Steve Rogers: Captain America #5 continuesto tell an intriguingCaptain America tale that manages to surprise at every turn, and deserves a place on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 28, 2016

    If you're at all interested in how Steve Rogers has been secretly pulling strings during Civil War II you can't miss this issue. It may not progress the plot much, but it's good for showing Captain America as a master tactician. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 28, 2016

    In terms of plot and characterization, this series is one of the best Marvel has to offer right now. Each new issues brings with it a new wave of engrossing twists and a fascinating look at a hero torn between his inner goodness and the twisted assassin Hydra would make of him. Unfortunately, the first three issues set a high standard when it came to the art, and this story arc isn't measuring up in that regard. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 27, 2016

    Captain America: Steve Rogers #5 is an interesting issue that will give you a lot more information about Civil War II and may even change your perspective about the event as a whole. It's interesting issue and as a part of the bigger storyline going on throughout the Marvel Universe it's more intriguing, but on its own it still feels gimmicky and sowing the seeds at the next event to come after Civil War II. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 1, 2016

    Spencer and Marvel have gone to great lengths to set up an evil Steve Rogers, and while I love the idea and can't see what happens with it, this issue continues to just spin its wheels without going anywhere. Story has taken a back seat to exposition and explanation. Read Full Review

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