Captain America #25
Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Anthony Falcone
Art by Leonard Kirk and Michael Cho
Colors by Matt Milla
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Steve and Sharon head to Madripoor to rescue the Daughters of Liberty.
Sharon knows just how ruthless Alexa Lukin can be and the fact that she has the Daughters of Liberty in her clutches means that she and Steve need to move fast if they have any chance of rescuing them and General Ross. Sharon and Steve lead an elite team including Bucky and Falcon to infiltrate the island and rescue the hostages, but Sharon and the others will discover that Peggy is not without resources of her own.
A second story finds Steve attending the funeral of a civilian friend. One who was there for him when he was making his transition back into the world after being unfrozen. A man who reminded Steve of the ideals he continues to fight for as the immigrant struggles to make it in a new nation despite the roadblocks placed in front of him.
The Story: Both stories are very well done. The first story has great action, a tight narrative and an awesome cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more. The second story plays into the ideals that Captain America stands for and it is told with a sense of realism that makes it more compelling and endearing.
The Art: Both artists bring some great imagery to their stories. Leonard Kirk has a great eye for a story grounded in dark intensity. Michael Cho brings a classic sensibility to the art in the second story and the style of the art and its characters has a timeless quality.