Captain America #10
Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Art by Adam Kubert
Colors by Frank Martin
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The next phase in the liberation of Steve Rogers begins when Daughter of Liberty Sue Storm has a clandestine meeting in the seemingly impenetrable superhuman prison with Thunderball. She’s enlisted the former villain for a very important mission. One that will hopefully signal to the imprisoned Captain America that it is time to act.
Steve bides him time learning more about the men he is locked up with and reveals information about his time undercover as a police officer. He thinks back to that time as he humanizes many of the villains that he finds himself locked up with. As the forces that conspired to lock him up continue to flourish and expand on the outside, Steve has to concentrate on what he is about to face next.
The forces keeping him locked up have their own problems as Dryad gets closer to the truth, forcing a call to an old adversary to clean up loose ends. As Steve finds himself facing another old foe in a fight for the entertainment of the inmates, a sudden illness by Thunderball becomes the opening Captain America needs to finally escape.
The ”Captain of Nothing” storyline continues to be a compelling one for the character. Coates does an exceptional job of humanizing Steve Rogers as well as creating an engaging supporting cast for this story. All of the storylines work well together and I love the intrigue and espionage based tone of this issue and the others.
Adam Kubert’s art perfectly matches the subdued tone of this story. All of the panels are richly detailed and the style is beautiful.