Captain America #21
Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Art by Bob Quinn
Colors by Matt Milla
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: In order to save Sharon’s soul, Cap and team must infiltrate Selene’s stronghold, but things go from bad to worse when the extent of her operation is revealed.
Cap, Sam and Bucky have infiltrated the town of Adamsville for the purpose of both investigating the town and locating where Selene is keeping a piece of Sharon’s soul. Unfortunately, they might not be as hidden as they think they are when they are taken to a meeting.
At the same time, in Madripoor, Aleksander will get an interesting piece of advice from a mysterious young woman who sees not only his jealousy, but his dark potential. Advice that will see the leader of the Power Elite embrace the darkness within him.
The Story: Coates brings events to a head with Cap and his team taking on Selene in Adamsville. All of the story build up is paying off in some interesting and entertaining ways. There is a deliberateness to the tone of this issue and that tone tells the reader that things are about to change. Something I appreciated as I read further and was satisfied when the events teased at the beginning started to pay off. This is a well done issue from Coates and lays the groundwork for some interesting and engaging storytelling to come.
The Art: Bob Quinn does an excellent job of setting up scenes in this issue. There isn’t a lot of action until the end of the issue so the art has to reflect mood and tone. Quinn does this well with the camera angles, how characters are framed in contrast to each other and how the panels progress. A good looking issue with an awesome cliffhanger to close it.