The United States of Captain America #5

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Dale Eaglesham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 20, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 12
8.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

After the shield thieves free a deadly villain, Bucky Barnes teams up with an air force intelligence officer who might know how to recapture the villain, while John, Sam and Steve give pursuit. When his allies run into trouble, Bucky is forced to face his complicated feelings about taking up the Captain America mantle again. The Captains Network bands together in one last epic battle to keep the shield from being used for nefarious purposes. Don't miss the pulse-pounding finale of this groundbreaking miniseries!


  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 21, 2021

    The United States of Captain America #5 has been a great story and a thrilling ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Nicole Drum Oct 20, 2021

    In a lot of ways, the book cleans up nicer than it ought to. But at the same time, it's that hope as well as the acknowledgement that we are as a people stronger together that feels like just the message we need. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 18, 2021

    The United States of Captain America has accomplished a lot, like introducing new heroes while reiterating the fact that Captain America isn't a hero for the government, but for and by the people. It's a reminder our diversity as a people is a strength while supplying a crackerjack, action-packed ending. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Oct 27, 2021

    The United States of Captain America coasted on such highs as it began only to stumble through fields of cliches and missed opportunity on the way to this average conclusion. The artwork continues to save the book and gives a lot of glimpses of what might have been had far more interesting paths been taken. In the end, the diversity bait and switch was a throughline from start to finish, a far too common occurrence with the industry. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 1, 2021

    Very strong, patriotic issue. I honestly think this series might be a great litmus test for fascist sympathizers.

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Oct 28, 2021

    What a terrific miniseries this was. We were introduced to some new charecters had a classic feeling captain America story and there was a fantastic message of love and unity overcoming hate and division. My personal favorite was issue 3 as we met Joe Gomez I have to say I'd love to see him get at least a miniseries at some point. I'd also like to see a captains network series picking up off of this. Thank you to everyone involved in this series it really was fantastic.

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Oct 20, 2021

    Strong finale to a very interesting series. Not every character csn get a series like this and have it make sense. But Cap being one of them fits.

    Sure the bad guy is a little bit hokey, but hes a known marvel character and seeing him defeated by the sentinels of liberty - all of them - is great.

    A lot of people decried this book when it started and spread falsehoods about it. This issue is a good reminder that Cap hasn't changed, and he still supports AND believes in the country he represents, but he also supports and believes in all the people within it and he wants them to take up his fight with them.

    Theres something to be said about this book providing a story in which all different Americans, some di more

  • 7.0
    Merlyn Oct 20, 2021

    The issue debuts with a fairly decent opening from U.S. Agent who tells us that we have to be careful about defining ourselves by what we disagree with. That's actually true, problem here is, when Cantwell shares this lesson through U.S. Agent his target is actually the more conservative side of America when in fact it's an excellent lesson for those who embrace woke ideology. You know, guys like Cantwell, people who are always looking to cancel others who don't think like they do. There's a terrible lack of self-awareness here even though the lesson in itself is a healthy one. Other than that I continue to like his voice for U.S. Agent, Bucky and Merrick, though he doesn't find quite the right voice for Steve who feels very hollow as a cha more

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  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 4, 2022

    I liked the idea of the Captains Network, and all of the members we met, particularly Joe Gomez. The art was pretty strong all the way through, especially here at the end. The dialogue had some great flourishes to it, like Sam's witty voice.

    But yikes, this plot! A grab-bag of garbage antagonists running an epically stupid plan, and the heroes' foiling of it ain't so smart either.

    And then there's Aaron's cringe-inducing speech. Not cringe-inducing politically; I'm pretty much right in line with this series' politics. But there's something cowardly about an author addressing his audience in a conciliatory, apologetic way (particularly as directly as this). It suggests a lack of confidence and a toxic sort of self-doub more

  • 6.0
    daspidaboy Oct 20, 2021

    It's not a bad series, but its not memorable. It's fine.

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    TaiwanMarvel Oct 21, 2021

  • 8.5
    Julhin Jan 18, 2022

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Oct 21, 2021

  • 8.0
    bw14916 Jan 27, 2022

  • 8.0
    KittyNone Oct 28, 2021

  • 8.0
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