The United States of Captain America #2

Writer: Mohale Mashigo, Christopher Cantwell Artist: Dale Eaglesham, Natacha Bustos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 20
9.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson are hot on the trail of the shield thief, but their adversary remains one step ahead, and he has friends in low places. Some of Captain America's oldest enemies are behind this scheme, but can Sam and Steve figure out who these enemies are and what they want, in time to stop them?
And in a story by Mohale Mashigo (MARVEL VOICES: LEGACY) and Natacha Bustos (MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR): Who is Nichelle Wright, the Captain America of Harrisburg? And will her community stand up for her when the shield thief frames her for a terrible crime?
Rated T+

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Jul 28, 2021

    Overall, this issue is absolutely incredible and if the series continues along this path we're in for not only a real treat from an entertainment standpoint but an education as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jul 28, 2021

    This visually pleasing issue features rich colors and attention to detail. The illustrations perfectly fit the tone of the stories. And the emphasis on character expression and form really emotionally connected me to the characters. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jul 30, 2021

    The United States of Captain America #2 challenges me to want to do better and isn't that what Captain America is all about. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 28, 2021

    The United States of Captain America #2 further progresses a larger plot and mystery afoot. The dream, not just the American dream, is under attack. Cantwell and Eagelsham continue to write a pitch-perfect Captain America while delivering a realistic look at America. It hits on a different set of realities in America intertwined with super-heroics and a fight for the dream. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 2, 2021

    "The United States of Captain America" #2 isn't afraid to carve a unique perspective alongside a bombastic superhero narrative. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fury Aug 11, 2021

    Some of the toxic garbage spewed by those who loudly whine about the “woke agenda” here reminds me of St Paul’s rejoinder “let us not suffer fools gladly”. Issue gets a 10 just for eliciting the basement responses.

  • 9.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Aug 2, 2021

    I know I just did this with the new Superman series, but... I guess it's gonna be like this for every issue of this series, cursed with daring to point out America isn't perfect. Merlyn's review is stupid, and here's why:

    First he complains about Steve and Sam being scolded by one of the new Captains for focusing on larger threats while not giving enough attention to smaller, everyday problems. This is undeniably the case for both of these characters. One is a full time Avenger, and the other, as Merlyn pointed out, did try to take a more grassroots approach to being Captain America, but ended up quitting due to the pressure, only to come back to save everyone from another giant threat, before giving up the mantle entirely. And t more

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Jul 28, 2021

    Now this is what I'm talking about.

    A big improvement on the already solid issue one. This tells a very straightforward tale but sets up our villain definitively. Some folks had a lot of ideas who it would be but the reveal is fitting here.

    We are introduced to another new Cap, this one being Nichelle Wright. An athlete from Harrisburg does dedicated to lookin out for her small town community through action and activism..... whether they like it or not.

    By means of this she builds a small network of support, and although she has enemies she's determined to make this right and represent the America she sees, while leaving the big stuff, the gods and monsters to the big men, Steve and Sam.

    I very more

  • 8.0
    Obi-wan the 3rd Jul 28, 2021

    Issue two of USCA is better then the first. It moves the story forward and now we know who is behind the shield abduction and what their motives are. This is a great way to show how powerful the symbol and what it truly means to be captain America.

  • 8.0
    Fracadactyl Jul 28, 2021

    This one felt a little lackluster from last issue. But for the reason some vocal people will think. Really it's because this series tries to do what Coates' run on Captain America fumbled with. One with arguably better planning with how to sabotage the appeal of Captain America by using a speedster in costume to wreak havoc. And for Sin to kill the Captains America network because to the world at large, they're easy targets to tarnish the Cap brand because they're nobodies who have no infrastructure to support them. Unlike say the police who due to their problematic infrastructure gain support from the wrong kind of powerful people.

    Which brings us to Nichelle. I will always have a problem with how activism is used in modern comi more

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Dec 23, 2021

    Steve and Sam meet the Captain America of Harrisburg, PA. Their antagonists attack them repeatedly, artlessly motivated by a need to explain their plans to the heroes and the readers. This issue, like the previous, is distinguished by some charming character work. The special guest Cap is a little less impressive than the last one, though. And the plot is in serious trouble; the villains are behaving like idiots and the heroes aren't much better. I begin to suspect "weak plotting gradually outweighing good characterization" should be my go-to critique of Christopher Cantwell's work.

  • 6.5
    Rick Jonez Aug 15, 2021

    Formula save-the-day story with gimmickaptain spotlight for backup story to rationalize price increase - just like the premiere. This was only better for the reveal of Speed Demon and Superior Sin. I personally am not a big fan of the liberal simultaneous codename copying. A couple weak parts were that so-called Superior Sin's killcount is presumably zero for bragging rights and Nichelle resorted to 1960's Andy Griffith TV show.

  • 3.5
    Merlyn Jul 28, 2021

    Woke Captain America, part two for anyone who was missing it. Did you want Cap and Sam being scolded by a teenager for saving the world and not doing anything for the little guy (even if Sam's run was specifically about how he tried to go more grassroots level and Rogers was always a character who cared about the little guy)? Well, you have it here. Did you want every white person to be a caricature of racism (except one guy, I don't know how Cantwell managed to not write him as a racist, it must have been a real effort for him, poor guy)? Well, you have it here. Did you want yet another teenage activist, just like Jon Kent in Taylor's new series, because all teenage superheroes MUST be political activists today, Greta Thunberg be praised, more

  • 3.0
    Aussie Dad Sep 10, 2021

    Just another title spewing out first appearance characters for future collectors to waste their money on

  • 9.5
    KittyNone Aug 8, 2021

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Aug 9, 2021

  • 9.0
    TaiwanMarvel Jul 29, 2021

  • 8.5
    cincyfan Aug 2, 2021

  • 8.0
    Julhin Jul 30, 2021

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Sep 14, 2021

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Jul 28, 2021

  • 6.5
    Fmernamz0 Jul 30, 2021

  • 4.5
    Nicetrylaoche Nov 2, 2021

  • 1.0
    John Pomoli May 5, 2023

  • 1.0
    E-Motion Jul 31, 2021

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