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Captain America #5

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

New information about Captain America’s recent attacker – a mysterious figure known only as the Emissary – has Steve Rogers, Misty Knight and Sharon Carter scrambling to protect a peace rally from being this new foe’s next target.

But how can masters of physical and mental might defend against the supernatural prowess of an ancient evil?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
26 pages
Amazon ASIN

7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic prepares us for a battle between Captain America and Asmoday where there will be shocking revelations of Steve’s origin. This comic gets better with each installment.

    Art is full of textures that increase dynamism and with body language control that gives it a great realistic tone.

  • 90

    Caped Joel

  • 84

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Straczynski delivers more action and suspense in this issue through Steve’s past actions. I also really enjoyed how that suspense and brought out in a different way in the present as Steve tries to confront the demon and save the rally. I continue to enjoy this arc a lot and how it showcases the power and personality of the character.

    The Art: Medina delivers some fantastic art in the issue. The imagery is beautifully detailed and fun to look at.

  • 83

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Captain America #5 showcases a thorough display of a young Steve Rogers and his moxie. There is no doubt that Cap has heart and that he is one of the strongest characters in the Marvel Universe. However, most fans didn’t know how deep his roots went towards fighting Nazis. So, this run by Straczynski has been quite interesting as it sheds some light into a young Steve Rogers life that hasn’t really been shed before. However, the lack of action superimposed with the wordy nature of the issue weighed down the narrative at times making the issue hard to read. Moreover, the illustrations were a bit lackluster this week as well. The small panels and design made the linework appear small and blurry at times providing less detail than normal. It was almost like he crammed too many words and illustrations into each panel. Overall, Captain America #5 wasn’t bad. Yet, Straczynski’s run has had more impressive moments thus far.

  • 80


    The overall story remains rather dry and uninteresting, but there’s still plenty to engage with as we build to the big battles to come.

  • 75

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Captain America #5 increases the past/present parallels and the urgency when mass murder plots draw closer to execution. Straczynski gives new and seasoned readers plenty of reason to admire Cap as a true blue hero, and the art team does a respectable job in a dialog-heavy issue, but the lack of connection between past and present is starting to feel like a waste.

  • 30

    As the villain of the series takes shape, the overarching tale actually makes a lot of sense. I see where this is going and I can appreciate it, but getting there is as big of a drag as ever. At its core, this isn’t a bad story, but there are countless other ways it could have been told that would have made Captain America a compelling comic book. At no point does it seem like this series had any interest in those alternate avenues.

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