U.S.Agent #5
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U.S.Agent #5

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 10
6.7Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

"American Zealot" concludes with the former U.S.Agent struggling to save an impoverished mining town from an unhinged SUPER-PATRIOT who happens to be his own sister suffering a major psychotic break. But can he place the town's lives over hers? And can Walker survive a smackdown against his replacement, the murderous SAINT? Which U.S.Agent will retain the shield?
Rated T+

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - glimmer0415 Apr 28, 2021

    John Walker has been in the spotlight lately with the recent release of the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as well as this mini-series by Marvel. Those of you who have been along for the ride for the first four issues of the series, will not be disappointed with this concluding chapter. I really liked it. The writing by Priest is very well done and the artwork by Jeanty gives the story visuals that are pleasing and complimentary. The issue is filled with battles but dont forget to develop those supporting characters we have been following throughout the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - Ryan Fitzmartin May 3, 2021

    A slightly uneven, action packed, epic finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Apr 29, 2021

    This series is a great ride, with an epic arc. But in the end it feels a bit forgettable. It's not clear what the repercussions of this arc will lead to as the series ends and John moves onto what appears to be a totally unrelated book. Walker is a true Everyman, and he's not good enough to stand out compared to other heroes, but that never stops him from battling for the everyday people. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 29, 2021

    This story wraps up Walker's latest arc in a satisfying way, and even ties into the late, lamented U.S. Avengers title, for a nice wrap-up with a puzzling ending. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Apr 28, 2021

    U.S.Agent's "American Zealot" ends as it began: Something of a mess. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 17, 2021

    Welp! I won't miss this!

  • 8.5
    C.V.R. The Bard May 3, 2021

    I love this series, but sadly, it would have read better as a trade.
    The collision between the two U.S. Agents was a proper climax and someone needs to write the American Kaiju series TODAY , just like Walker needs to get Cap's shield back. The man is just too cool.
    All of this easily distracted from the fact that the ending felt rushed. This is one of those tales that belongs on a big screen, it doesn't feel like Priest was writing this for the panels.
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    Audiomack.com/cvrthebard

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean May 3, 2021

    This honestly isn't that bad of an issue; it's just unnecessarily jumbled. The most interesting thing about this series was Saint and the social commentary surrounding him. I wish we had just gotten a Saint miniseries. And I get it, he's literally the black version of USAgent, that's the point. But just tell a story about a new USAgent if that's clearly what you wanted to do. I'd rather not have a John Walker story if he's just a vehicle to tell a more interesting story with another character. Now, neither side of the story got the proper attention they deserved, and we missed out on a potentially great story about survivorship bias and the model minority. Those are things that are extremely interesting to me, at least. Maybe I'm alone in t more

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 7, 2021

    Walker clobbers his way to a technical win, with convenient exposition throughout the fight justifying (most of) the characters' actions in the series. Even at the climax, we have to contend with a non-chronological "play-rewind-play" scene structure. I think the author did a commendable job tying up all the plot threads, and the structure, while complex, is well-crafted. The language suffers, though; this issue has some *rough* dialogue. Visually, it all looks decent -- and maintaining a clear narrative flow through a script like this is a tough job for an artist. Georges Jeanty does it well.

  • 5.0
    Merlyn Apr 28, 2021

    I tried my best to like this because Priest is one of my favorite writes and I really like U.S. Agent but this was all over the place.

  • 8.0
    Pantheon36 May 1, 2021

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Oct 3, 2021

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Apr 29, 2021

  • 7.5
    Radar May 1, 2021

  • 5.5
    tonpas1989 Apr 28, 2021

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