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Captain America Finale #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.


Captain America takes his final stand against the Outer Circle! Using information gathered from friends on the inside, Steve Rogers sets his sights on releasing the world from the Outer Circle’s influence and ending the Century Game for good.

The explosive conclusion to the groundbreaking story of SENTINEL OF LIBERTY is here – and you won’t want to miss it!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
Amazon ASIN

8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 93

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Kelly and Lanzing deliver a thrilling, action-packed finale in this issue. The story launches with huge action and doesn’t stop as the characters deal with the Outer Circle one at a time. I loved the progression of the action and how each character is served throughout the story. There is a moment towards the end of the issue that is amazing and has a level of dark humor that I loved. I really enjoyed where this issue leaves Steve and look forward to seeing what happens next for him.

    The Art: Carnero pulls out the stops visually and delivers some blistering action throughout the issue. The visuals are filled with great detail and style.

  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Captain America: Finale #1 knits disparate story strands to deliver a rousing conclusion. Driven by the themes and people that make him a superhero, this issue reminds us of what Steve Rogers always fights for.

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    The Captain America Finale does everything that the book set out to do as it wrapped up Steve’s battle with the Outer Circle. While the series could have gone on a little longer, the amount of story, action and intrigue that Jackson Lanzing, Colin Kelly, Carmen Carnero, Nolan Woodard and Joe Caramagna were able to capture was absolutely stellar. With this epic ending, fans can rest easy knowing that Steve Rogers will always and forever fight for freedom, even when the odds are stacked against him.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

    Satisfying wrap-up to the series centered on an underwhelming cadre of villains. There’s a lot of action, Sharon Carter wearing a skull mask, and one of the greatest phrases in all of comics, “leading an army of werewolves.” There’s also a lot of introspective stuff, a little lighter than the standard, “What does Captain America mean?” and mostly harmless. And now we have another creative team to look forward to, J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz.

  • 70

    Major Spoilers

    While there are a few moments that don’t quite land, Captain America Finale #1 makes a fitting capstone for this era of Steve Rogers, and while I’m still not sure about the newest Nomad, the return of White Wolf, Ian Rogers, Roger Aubrey, and the other deep cuts combine with strong art to make for a satisfying conclusion. As is the custom, there’s a new Captain America series and a new creative team on the horizon, but the wrap-up here does justice to what has come before, which is not an easy proposition.

  • 70


    This finale summarizes my issues with Cold War and the whole Outer Circle storyline to begin with: the writing and art are phenomenal, while the overall story doesn’t have much gas in the tank. So let’s start there. The writing is a lot of fun. Captain America is consistently written well throughout this series and this issue, and I very much enjoy the supporting cast built around him. I still think Redacted/Nomad could have done with a much better design, but he’s still cool in my book. And Sharon looks great with the Destroyer redesign. They kick butt, there’s a bunch of action and the artwork easily keeps up. I especially enjoy how the creative team cuts back to Steve’s daily jog through Manhattan as a nice grounding trait. This is an overall solid issue as Cap and his allies kick bad guy butt.

  • 55

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Captain America Finale #1 ends the series as a perfect encapsulation of the series as a whole – a little bit of good, a little bit of silly, and a whole lot of uneven mediocrity in between. Carnero’s art is the clear highlight of the finale, and the ending ties up most of the loose ends, but it’s time to move on to bigger and better things.

  • 40

    Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty ends just as it begins – with a rush to the finish. What started off as an intriguing series centered around a mystery never really quite found its footing. The comic never invested in its story or its villains and instead basically jumped from reveal to reveal with no time or room to celebrate any payoffs. This was overall a disappointing end to a disappointing run, with a weird ending message (it’s okay to be a murderer….as long as you trust the murderer?) and too many half-baked conclusions that lacked any kind of solid build. Hopefully the next Cap run is stronger, because this one was not good.

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