Captain America #28
Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Art by Leonard Kirk
Colors by Matt Milla
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: With Cap putting out the fires of home grown terrorism, Red Skull plans his next move.
In the wake of a devastating explosion on US soil, Steve does what he can for the people caught in the blast. When one of them turns out to be the brother of the detective in charge of the case, the two discuss the circumstances that led to the injured young man being radicalized. Circumstances that lead straight back to the ideology of the Red Skull.
After investigating the source of the bomb, Steve and the others get an assist from Agatha Harkness who has personal knowledge of one of its components. After more rallies begin, Steve and Sharon track Sin to one of them and rush in to prevent more violence, but the attack is a ruse for something bigger. Something Sharon discovers that is bigger than Steve and his desire to help.
The Story: Coates crafts a deep and engaging plot in this issue. Everything has been leading to a different kind of battle for both Steve and Red Skull. One of ideas that is laid out brilliantly in the dialogue and plot. There are some great parallels to many issues in the real world and Coates handles them with a grace and intellect that continues to make me glad I read comics.
The Art: Kirk does a great job with the visuals throughout the issue. There are some wonderful action scenes and character moments that are visually interesting.