As Falcon’s condition worsens, Captain America comes face-to-face with the unintended consequences of his escalating conflict with the White Wolf. Nomad is willing to make the compromises necessary to take down the Black Panther’s errant brother, but can Sam Wilson say the same? And what is Sam’s old sparring partner Nightshade doing in Mohannda, anyway?
Marvel Heroes LibraryShades of THE IMMORTAL HULK! Body horror! Seriously, Falcon’s transformation was worse at the end of the previous issue but here it makes the cover being therefore harder to avoid. And the bulk of the issue isn’t about Joaquin but Sam Cap and Nomad. We learn about the White Wolf’s depredations, giving us a better picture of the Big Bad than we have had before. And when Cap and Nomad argue about how violent the mission will be, we discover that Senator Mansfield chose Nomad for a reason and it’s Cap who may be the odd man out on this mission. Some nicely complicated moral and political issues are being raised here. So here’s hoping they will be addressed with some nuance and intelligence.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Onyebuchi crafts an intense story in this issue. Beyond the great action, there are some great character moments with Sam being confronted about his tactics and the damage they are causing to others. Joaquin’s story is compelling and I love how both sides of the struggle are framed as well as how they are both connected to the bigger arc. The Art: Guara delivers some beautifully detailed art in the issue. The action is visually thrilling and there are some great visually emotional moments as well.
COMICON‘Captain America: Symbol Of Truth’ #8 further complicates the situation that Sam Wilson finds himself in the middle of, giving us a clear view of what effect both his and the White Wolf’s actions are having around the world. A solid series tackling the harsh realities that face someone like Captain America head-on, while wrapping them into a Marvel Universe-style context.
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