Captain America #5: Capsule Review


Title: Captain America #5 Legacy #709

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Pencils: Leinil Francis Yu

Inkers: Gerry Alanguilan

Colorist: Sunny Gho

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Cover: Alex Ross; Elizabeth Torgue

Review: ★★★☆☆

You wouldn’t think it would be too hard to pick up a Captain America comic nowadays. Like the on-going story, we’re not to sure if Cap is the good guy. We don’t trust him. America doesn’t trust him. Is this the Captain America we’ve known to put up the good fight? Issue #5 give just what we need in a Cap comic.  Coates and Francis Yu gives us a quality fight with the Taskmaster. It’s a satisfying fight too. Cap is on a rescue mission to save Sharon and hopefully begin to get his good name back. This issue is doing what it needs to give us the Captain America story we want and frankly deserve. Francis Yu’s art continues to work well with this story and everything that happening to our main character. Sunny Gho’s use of muted tones also help define the tone and feel of the story. There’s never any real bright colors that stand out at any point in the book. Lot’s of excellent values to set the mood. The best part of the book is the reveal at the end. You simply have to love when comics drop their little bombs. This is one is a good one and almost necessary for a Captain America story. The next issue should an excellent add on to this already quality run.

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