Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1

Writer: Tochi Onyebuchi Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 11, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Sam Wilson picks up the shield once more - and enters a world of trouble! Following a lead from Misty Knight, Sam intercepts a mysterious group hijacking what appears to be an empty train. As he digs deeper, he discovers that the plot may be connected to a crucial piece of Captain America history...and, surprisingly, Wakanda. The world is ready for two Captain Americas - but is Sam Wilson ready for what comes next? Acclaimed writer Tochi Onyebuchi (BLACK PANTHER LEGENDS, Riot Baby) teams with Stormbreaker R.B. Silva (POWERS OF X, INFERNO, FANTASTIC FOUR) to open a thrilling new chapter of CAPTAIN AMERICA history!

  • 10
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 19, 2022

    Sam Wilson's second chance as the high-flying Captain America is off to a fantastic action-packed gorgeously crafted beginning as Marvel keeps their new Captain America era rolling along. There is so much to appreciate and dig into within this issue as it just sets the tone in a perfect and hard-hitting way, promising a wonderful journey ahead. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Tim Adams May 11, 2022

    The issue transitions seamlessly from an action-packed train heist to a quiet double-date between Cap and Misty Knight. The Cap-Misty Knight scenes come off as the highlight of the issue, with Tochi Onyebuchi nailing both characters' voices, and R.B. Silva, Jesus Aburtov, and Joe Caramagna bringing Harlem to life. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance May 11, 2022

    A strong start for a new story with Sam Wilson taking up the mantle, Captain America - Symbol of Truth #1 delivers an action-packed story that lays out this runs interests moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 9, 2022

    Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1launches a new era of Sam Wilson wielding the shield, with plenty of action and character interaction to hook fans old and new. This title and the upcoming Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty is launching a new era for Captain America and I can't wait to see how it turns out. Especially since the next issue features Sam teaming up with Deadpool, of all people. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Robert Reed May 10, 2022

    Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1 has just about everything readers could want in a debut issue of a superhero book. There's action, humor, a touch of romance, and a setup for a conflict that has stakes both on a personal level and an international one. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 11, 2022

    Silva delivers some impressive art. The story is action focused and Silva brings that out with thrilling angles, movements and fight scenes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 9, 2022

    StoryWith Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1, Tochi Onyebuchi tells a self-contained story that does a great job of appealing to new readers and old alike. Amid the excitement, Onyebuchi takes a step back to give wider context to the overarching story and direction of the series.  The flashback is well placed and helps build the tension of the issue.   Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 9, 2022

    Though well-crafted, particularly where the art is concerned,Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1 feels like it falls short of its potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Henry Finn May 16, 2022

    A fun action-packed start to a series that promises to give us what we expect from a good action-adventure and more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 11, 2022

    Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1 is a good start. There's a lot of summer popcorn aspects to it and it sets things to come nicely. Overall, there's a lot of potential here. What remains to be seen is how this series differentiates itself from the other Captain America series that's coming. The two should be intriguing together and here's hoping they compliment each other for a greater experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura May 11, 2022

    Symbol of Truth also delivers on the art side, with R.B. Silva delivering great visuals throughout. Silva really came into popular esteem with Powers of X a few years ago and has since become something of a superstar artist for Marvel, which this issue more than exemplifies. There are some great images here that are elevated by color artist Jesus Aburtov, whose use of light offers a feel of near-realism to the page. Whereas past creative teams may have not delivered on the promise of Sam Wilson as Captain America, this issue gives me no reason to doubt that Onyebuchi and Silva, at least for this first arc, can live up to the hype. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Justin Vader May 10, 2022

    This was a speedy introduction to America's new mascot, and it was packed with a lot of action. I think it could have benefitted from slowing down in its pacing just a little, further allowing us to become more acquainted with our new hero. That being said, it was still a good introduction with a lot of potential for the future of the series. Sam Wilson's evolution into the character will definitely be one worth following. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 11, 2022

    Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1 has vivid imagery and dynamic action but didn't hook me into the plot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez May 11, 2022

    Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1 has a great look to it with excellent panel design and colors. However, the story has too many nonsensical plot points that don't make any sense, and the big battle scene contains some of the most head-scratching choreography in recent memory. If this is the best Marvel could do for a Sam Wilson/Captain America #1, the series is already in trouble. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack May 11, 2022

    Very strong first issue with fantastic art. Its mostly setup but it has some really nice characterization for Cap. Wilson's voice is done well hear, hes "sounds" like I remember. The action scenes are glorious.

    Im interested to see where this goes.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui May 12, 2022

    Great start from Onyebuchi! Awesome RB "Leipzig" Silva art with Aburtov on colors making it look so fresh.

  • 8.5
    Jawsh May 11, 2022

    My first book from writer Tochi Onyebuchi and love seeing artist R. B. Silva; I gotta say I adored this first issue. The characterization is strong, the artwork is amazing, it's classic comicbook stuff with an edge. I loved the pace of the action sequences and those wonderful scenes between Falcon and Knight.
    The plot, while on the surface feels pretty typical, has enough unique beats sprinkled throughout to make it feel fresh.
    Excited to read the next issue.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB May 16, 2022

    It's entertaining for sure. Fast paced. My issue is no explanation to why Sam is cap again, and some of the things the new Falcon did were just silly.

  • 7.0
    maljoss May 12, 2022

    Not bad, but could have been better.

    I'll get this out of the way upfront: There is no excuse for having 11 pages of your first issue be a flashback about eating dinner. None.

    That said, this issue wasn't bad. I'm unfamiliar with the writer, Tochi Oneybuchi, but I felt they captured Sam and Joaquin's voices very well. The script was fine. It established the conflict, identified the players, and seeded some subplots. The bulk of the story focused on an attempt to stop smugglers on a train, with all the fisticuffs and explosions you'd expect. It was fine, though Joaquin's cousin being on the train was too much of a coincidence to swallow.I appreciated the use of the White Wolf. He's a great character that hasn't been us more

  • 7.0
    Stormwrath May 11, 2022

    It was a fine start, a few fun moments, the art is good, now its time to wait for the next issues

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    Leylin May 11, 2022

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  • 8.5
    KittyNone May 14, 2022

  • 8.0
    Bruno Mael May 11, 2022

  • 7.5
    cumgurglinrhino May 12, 2022

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