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Captain America: Sentinel Of Liberty #12

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.


The Black Widow enters the fray! As Bucky Barnes and White Wolf team up to strike at the heart of the Outer Circle conspiracy, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson and their allies are caught in the crossfire! As the heroes fight their way across the war-torn Alaskan tundra to rescue Ian Rogers, Black Widow attempts to stop Bucky’s descent into villainy – at any cost!

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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Carmen Carnero’s Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty has been a standout series in Captain America lore, solidifying itself as one of the character’s great runs. By teaming up with Tochi Onyebuchi and R.B. Silva’s Captain America: Symbol of Truth, Cold War has been an incredibly fun event for Captain America fans. The two Captain Americas, each in their own stellar book that converges in one epic event — dare I say this is one of the best eras to be a Captain America fan ever? This era may be short lived with the Century Game coming to a close, but It’s certainly going out with a bang and none of these writers or artists have missed a beat yet.

    One great thing about Sentinel of Liberty #12 is how the two Caps interact with each other. Lanzing and Kelly’s love for Cap lore has shined throughout this entire series and Dimension Z playing a big part of this story was a fascinating choice — and one they’ve handled with brilliance. The flashbacks with Steve and Ian are excellent and they showcase the beating heart of this book: a father who wants to save his son. He’s willing to go up against Bucky Barnes for him and of course, Steve can be a bit reckless and is ready to just jump into the action because he can’t quite see beyond that yet. If Steve is the action, Sam is the brains and he’s level-headed enough right now to tell him to take a step back and think things through.


    In Sentinel of Liberty #12, Alina Erofeeva takes over the art from Carmen Carnero and she is a worthy successor in every way. Just as I said above about how none of the artists on these books have missed a beat, Erofeeva joins those ranks and proves it further. Her art is expressive when it needs to be and the action sequences (especially that Bucky/Natasha sequence) are fluid and effortless. I praised Carnero’s artwork so much in the last 11 issues but if Alina Erofeeva is who will be taking over to close this chapter out of Cap lore, I have absolutely nothing to complain about.

    Lanzing, Kelly, and Erofeeva provide another stellar chapter in the Cold War saga and Sentinel of Liberty remains a series that hasn’t had a bad chapter yet.

  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Kelly and Lanzing deliver powerful, adventure and intrigue throughout the issue. From Sam’s wariness of Steve’s actions to Natasha’s confrontation with Bucky, the story has some great heightened drama within it that is engaging. The arc is definitely pushing Steve to some dark places and I enjoyed seeing how Bucky’s presence is affecting the Outer Circle. I look forward to the next part of this story.

    The Art: Erofeeva delivers some beautifully detailed, stylish and exciting art throughout the issue. The visuals do a wonderful job of enhancing the action of the story as well as the emotions of the characters.

  • 86

    Comic Watch

    Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty continues the upward trajectory of Cold War and might be one of the best action events of the summer. Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing’s writing is fantastic, Alina Erofeeva and Nolan Woodard’s art and colors are amazing and Joe Caramagna’s letters are stellar, and this event is absolutely worth checking out!

  • 80

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic doesn’t reveal much, just good very bloody action sequences because Steve is losing his temper and his anger is taking over.

    It is very detailed with good action sequences and epic poses, the uniforms are illustrated with admirable accuracy and determination.

  • 70

    Sentinel of Liberty brings another longtime Cap ally into play, although it’s unclear whose side she’s on this time. Meanwhile, the Caps’ push towards Dimension Z comes with Sam questioning Steve’s judgement with Steve’s son on the line. While I think Sam’s wider point is a fair one, the comic hasn’t done the best job of actually showing how Steve’s judgement is impaired. Clearly, Steve is under duress, but it’s not like he’s been in plenty of other tough spots over his decades of action. This crossover’s external stakes have been great, but the internal conflict feels lacking.

  • 70

    Marvel Heroes Library

    The plot doesn’t advance very far in this chapter of the crossover, starting with the heroes preparing to enter Dimension Z and ending with them entering Dimension Z. In between we look in on the Outer Circle where two of them decide to work together against Bucky; Black Widow threatening Bucky and then leaving; White Wolf setting off a trap. And there’s some talk about Steve Cap’s trauma which isn’t really addressed. We’ll see if anything really happens next time.

  • 65

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #12 delivers plenty of solid fighting action, good dialog, and quality art to bring the Captains closer to Dimension Z. That said, the omnipotent Outer Circle is suddenly showing cracks under the pressure, which feels like a contrived convenience.

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