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Captain America #2

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

When Spider-Man interrupts date night to ask for help taking down the Sinister Six’s latest plot, Captain America begrudgingly obliges.

Meanwhile, more and more of Steve’s former enemies are being recruited by a mysterious new threat – one seemingly connected to an enemy Steve faced long before he picked up the shield…

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
Amazon ASIN

10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic continues to narrate the unknown years of Steve Rogers while a supernatural threat is presented that intends to use technology to destroy the peace agents of history.

    It is a hyperrealistic art that will leave you stunned from the first approach to Cap’s eyes. Body language successfully expresses emotions and situations.

  • 90

    Marvel Heroes Library

    Ah, issue #2 of STEVE ROGERS, ORDINARY PERSON WITH A CAMEO BY CAPTAIN AMERICA. That’s unfair, though as the story is quite well written by JMS with a number of witty lines. The plot is shaping up, paralleling the rise of the American Nazis and the new A.I.M. with Steve/Cap shaping up to be their chief enemy—even though teen Steve has no power to oppose them with. Travis Lane is a decent villain but is just another “arrogant bad guy with sardonic sense of humor” that is the standard template for villains ever since Hannibal Lecter. They’re fun to read about but fairly interchangeable; we’ll have to see where he goes. Nice explanation or the Nazis’ scapegoat strategy; it may be new to some readers and warnings how to recognize fascism when it raises its head. Simple artwork is a plus as well, giving the series a more dignified mood. Looks like this could be a classic. We’ll see.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: An impressive follow-up that adds more layers to the story and the characters within it. I like the contrasting narratives of Steve’s life in the past and the proliferation of Nazis in America and how the present story connects to everything Steve is. There is also a great moment with Spider-Man in the issue that is fun. I look forward to seeing how this story evolves.

    The Art: Saiz has a brilliant art style that works perfectly with the shifting time periods. The imagery has a classic comic feel while also elevating the visuals for the present.

  • 83

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Captain America #2 was very informative and guides the reader in the direction of the series extremely well moving forward. Clarity was the key to this one as well as showing the true character of Steve Rogers even more so than Captain America. Straczynski’s focus was to show readers one of Steve’s true superpowers that didn’t come with the serum… and will possibly get him killed. However, all of this came at the expense of a rather uneventful and lackluster issue. Balancing out the lack of dynamic action with the story and art itself, I’d have to say that Captain America #2 wasn’t awful by any stretch. However, more balance will be needed in the future to keep the reader’s interest.

  • 80


    Captain America #2 continues to deliver a layered and visually stunning exploration of what makes Steve Rogers a great hero, thanks to an amazing creative team. Miss Chris Evans as Cap? Read this comic. Want to get into Cap? Read this comic. Want to read a good comic? You get the idea.

  • 80

    Caped Joel

  • 75

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Captain America #2 covers a lot of ground in three plots to weave Steve’s actions in the past (before he was Captain America) with a growing evil in the present. That said, the overall reading experience is a little overstuffed, and the one plot concerning Steve in the present is the least interesting aspect of this comic.

  • 70

    First Comics News

    The first issue left plenty of room to flesh out Steve Rogers and his new position in life. This second issue just felt not so sensational! While we see some great Steve Rogers moments from his pre-super soldier serum past, the present feels so BLEH! The Spider-Man appearance didn’t bring that “WOW” factor (Which is disappointing as how J. Michael Straczynski knows how to write Spidey, instead we get a BORING Cap/Spidey “team-up” in existence); I would like it if JMS gave Steve and his new supporting cast a purposeful story to be a part of. I pray that issue number three will be better.

  • 60


    This issue was a bit too wordy for my tastes. There was a lot to read, and none of it was particularly exciting or entertaining. Straczynski is still laying the groundwork for what he’s got coming, but I’m not hooked yet. Some new evil demon bad guy is setting up some new evil bad guy stuff, which is pretty par for the course for superhero comics. And Steve Rogers is engaging in some civic involvement, both in the past and the present. Seems reasonable, and like the sort of thing he’d do. Pre-experiment Steve standing up against the pro-Nazi movement in America definitely feels like something he’d do. But none of it is all that compelling just yet. And delivered in the way it is, with just constant talking by multiple characters, makes the issue rather long-winded.

  • 40

    The first issue of this new Captain America run left a lot of room for the series to grow, but somehow its sophomore effort is even worse. We get to see some great Steve moments, as he stands up to Nazi’s in his pre-super soldier days, but each of those great moments is followed up with several head-scratching pages. There’s just nothing subtle about the way things are being handled in this series, making every element of the story come across clumsy and ham-fisted. More time is devoted to secret Nazi plans and a mysterious evil force trying to remove “Hope” from history than actually giving Steve a meaningful story to take part in.

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