The United States of Captain America #1

Writer: Josh Trujillo, Christopher Cantwell Artist: Dale Eaglesham, Jan Bazaldua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 30, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 30
8.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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The shield has been stolen! No one understands the value of the shield like those who've wielded it, so Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson set out on a road trip across America to chase down the thief.
But instead, they find the Captains, everyday people from all walks of life who've taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities. And for some reason, the shield thief wants them all dead. Can Sam and Steve get to them first?
Christopher Cantwell and Dale Eaglesham lead a can't-miss miniseries to celebrate Captain America's 80th Anniversary, joined by a rotating series of creative teams to tell the stories of each new Capt more

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 30, 2021

    This is a beautiful and colorful issue with a color palate based on blue tones. The drawings are in a modern comic book style and filled with detail. The action scenes are well done, and I was completely transported into the stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 28, 2021

    United States of Captain America #1 continues the critical work of reimagining the meaning of Captain America in the contemporary world by introducing the concept of a legion of Caps, first with Aaron Fischer, the queer young Cap of the railways! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Jun 30, 2021

    In today's world, Captain America can be a complicated character.The United States of Captain America #1takes that and weaves a story of a man who is pure in his goals but knows he can do better. At no point does Cantwell diminish the importance of the character. Instead, he builds up the mythos while embracing the flaws. More importantly, Cantwell lays the groundwork for a story that is intriguing and groundbreaking while moving the characters in it forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jun 30, 2021

    The United States of Captain America #1 is a thoughtful and interesting first issue that creates a new status quo for Captain America, one that is far more in keeping with modern times. I found myself hoping that this ends up being a foundation for the characters next ongoing series when that arrives. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jun 30, 2021

    The United States of Captain America #1 serves as a celebration of the legacy of Captain America by introducing new heroes and kicking off a mystery/road trip that looks to fuel the series. I'm eager to see the other members of the Captain America Network and more of Rogers and Wilson's partnership, as they have one of the best friendships in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jul 3, 2021

    The United States of Captain America is hitting all the right notes. A political character like Captain America is always a tough one to nail. It has yet to be seen if all the writers on this book will treat the subject matter and message it's trying to convey with care. However, I'll say that the enjoyable first issue makes this a book to watch.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 30, 2021

    Instead of celebrating the hero with a simple trip down memory lane or a rehash of their greatest hits, the new series examines the hero's legacy while really examining his American history and values within the context of a mystery. And despite a few flaws, it works quite well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jul 1, 2021

    The United States of Captain America showcases a powerful look at the hero and our nation that is very much needed and deserves far more time to be developed. Solid artwork makes the more typical superhero action scenes work even as they lose some of the teeth of the opening. Aaron Fisher, the first of the newly introduced Captain Americas, is a really solid addition to the Marvel Pantheon and helps bring some levels of intrigue back to the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Jul 1, 2021

    As a tribute to 80 years of one of the most revered comic book characters, this is a fantastic start to an intriguing mini-series. Thankfully we are spared the re-hash of previous adventures and instead are treated to an up to date look at one of Marvel's greatest characters and the world he operates in. Ironically released in time to coincide with America's Independence Day, this a fascinating read for Marvel fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Alex Cline Jun 28, 2021

    There is some great narration and potential throughout. Will the rest of the series expand upon that potential? Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 30, 2021

    The United States of Captain America #1 isn't a bad debut. There's a lot packed in and there's a lot that's fun and enjoyable. The problem is there's been quite a few deconstruction of heroes stories lately, and there's quite a few that are just far better. There's something almost surface-level deep about this start. It feels like it's attempting to straddle a line of deep look and typical superhero escapism. We'll see as the series progresses in how it balances those two forces. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 28, 2021

    Marvel have a bit of a perception problem when it comes to Captain America. With a fractured society, how can one character represent the whole country? This book, through Cantwell, Eaglesham, Trujillo and Bazaldua is taking a bold step to try answer that tricky question. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Kevin Mwenda Jul 1, 2021

    On one side, the comic has a slow start as Steve reflects on the American dream and its evolution. On the other side, the reflection is also its best aspect since it is a true reflection on American life where immigrants, the poor, and other minority groups are considered un-American. It also connects the stories of different Captain Americas, like Aaron Fischer, and their motivation to fight for others. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Skyrotic Jun 30, 2021

    Ideologically-driven propaganda disguised in the form of a comic. Modern Marvel is in absolute shambles and I blame the editors for letting people like Cantwell, Vita Ayala, Leah Williams and Dan Slott still work there

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  • 4.5
    Vellichor Jun 30, 2021

    a somewhat ridiculous delivery for all this thematic that I do not know where the writer wants to go. It was like a ridiculous story for all this inclusion.

  • 3.5
    Merlyn Jun 30, 2021

    Cantwell sure tried his best to hide his feelings of hate and disdain towards America but he failed in the end, his true colors poured throughout the book. Let's hate the past, the American dream was a lie, let's feel guilty for everything and join in this defeatist mentality. This is progressive propaganda. Which is ridiculous because Cantwell complains about Cap being used for political agenda in the book WHILE managing to do that exact thing, self-awareness is not something he dabbles in lol. Another thing I found amusing was that even in this book he managed to throw a sneer at Tony Stark, which really makes me question how much does this guy hate Iron Man. :)) The humor was cringe, I already know who the villains are because again, thi more

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  • 1.0
    DoorMan Jun 30, 2021

    Well, that sucked. Cantwell at it again with his woke politics. Propaganda.

  • 8.5
    Fracadactyl Jun 30, 2021

    Time to ask what Captain America means to people while Steve Rogers is still active. I like how unlike previous times, Steve isn't being replaced or being reinvented; rather he's a source of inspiration for the American Dream involving prosperity. Hence why I like how Aaron Fischer is introduced. I always liked the idea of a homeless superhero who isn't a Hancock, were taken in by heroes, or dealing with mental illness; Aaron is purely a victim of circumstance who took the inspiration of Captain America to help the people around him. He has little hope of going up the social ladder, but he decides to help and fight for people being oppressed and those in need of a hand for its own sake. Seeing him try to help people really brings out how th more

  • 8.5
    Toonstrack Jun 30, 2021

    Solid issue and a very neat concept. We can all be Captain America... fight for the true American dream and dispel the lies that corrupt it.

    This book has some solid action and a strong intro with some great dislogue. If you're afraid of political ideas... why the heck did you pick up a Captain America book? But if you want the start to an interesting look at how one man can change so many then look no further.

    Unfortunately the back up story is a bit on the week side. Its not bad, its just nothing mind blowing. Hopefully some of the others coming up can do the concept more justice.

  • 8.5
    daspidaboy Jun 30, 2021

    Ngl I WAS skeptical about this Story but I am pleasantly surprised. The fialogue art and action is good and I like how this series shows how inspirational captain america is. It's in my pull list now

  • 8.5
    Obi-wan the 3rd Jun 30, 2021

    I was also skeptical of this comic and only got it for the Alex Ross cover art, but it turned out to be a enjoyable read. Showing us how cap is used to push peoples agenda is a nice narrative while showing how political his persona can get. At a time where the country feels divided and will continue to feel that way, it must be hard to be a "Captain America" and not wonder what the title stands for. This issue addresses that well, while giving us a new character which doesn't feel forced or anything like that. Ill stay with this series and see if it deserves to be on my pull list.

  • 8.5
    EDiakota Jun 30, 2021

    " So often, a shield can become can become something to behind. i wonder if, lately... i've been hiding too.

  • 10
    King-Maker Psycamorean Jul 11, 2021

    You know, as an American, I really hate Americans who don't understand the point of America. You know, conceptually. They think it's supposed to just be a super cut throat, white dick party and that, if you're invited, you better lube up. But... no, America isn't supposed to be that way. It is that way because we as Americans have abused the idea of America in order to commit atrocities and bloom hatred, and exploit everyone to the highest degree possible in favor of a small class of billionaires that work together with the establishment politicians to keep it this way and further erode what little is left of us. This should not be a controversial stance. I don't understand the people who simp so hard for America. In my view, I think the mo more

  • 9.5
    cincyfan Jul 4, 2021

    I really like the idea behind this book and thought this was a very good issue 1. I'm really looking forward to the next issue and meeting the next character.

  • 9.0
    Criminology. Jul 2, 2021

    I haven't been so excited about a Cap's book in quite a while and this right here looks like the start of a new era.

    For a first issue, this issue is great. The way the issue start with the whole speech about the 2 dreams is awesome, because it sets the themes, establishes why those specific are happening and the conflicts(both personal and thematic) greatly, while focusing on a idea, that's close to Cap's core in an interesting way. Also the book is very well-drawn too, with good action. It's still just the start of the run and the issue knows that, so you don't get that many deep dives into those ideas or explorations. So I won't dive too deep into those ideas too, although I found them really interesting.

    Still more

  • 8.5
    Kreniigh Jul 7, 2021

    As far back as the first Nomad stories, Captain America has never hated America, but has always been willing to criticize those who would twist its ideals in service to hate and division. Englehart, Gruenwald, and DeMatteis all wrote Cap as someone with ideals that would be considered 'progressive' today.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 22, 2021

    When his shield gets yoinked by a super-speedster, Steve Rogers enlists Sam Wilson to help track it down. They discover the first of many "freelance" Captains America along the way -- and somebody's trying to kill those self-made Caps. I like the premise a lot, the first new Cap is pretty cool, and I'm a fan of this sassy take on Sam. The art's good but not particularly memorable, and I have qualms about the script structure. I know that a three-course soliloquy on the American Dream is what every writer wants to do with Cap, but I'm not sure launching straight into it on page 1 is the best move.

  • 6.0
    BlackQueen Jun 30, 2021

    Lacking consistency, I did not like this installment.

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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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