Captain America Sentinel of Liberty #1
Written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly
Art by Carmen Carnero
Colors by Nolan Woodard
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Steve Rogers returns home just in time for a new conspiracy to draw him in.
In the past, a familiar weapon’s creation is met with violence. In the present, Steve Rogers rents an apartment in Manhattan. An apartment that happens to be the one he grew up in. After settling in and meeting his neighbor, Steve blends back into life in the city. After speaking with some familiar faces from his past and making some new friends in his present, Steve Rogers receives an old style message that requires him to call in some help.
With the threat of an attack on the fourth of July, Steve and Bucky stake out the parade and discover someone attempting to attack it. Someone using the face and uniform of one of Steve’s allies. Someone who is just the beginning salvo in a new war about to be waged in the shadows.
The Story: Lanzing and Kelly have the start of an intriguing mystery in this first issue. I like the idea of taking Steve Rogers back to his roots and grounding him back in the city among the people he inspires. The story has some great tension throughout and bringing in Bucky was a great way to enhance the story and its connection to the character. I’m intrigued about what could happen next.
The Art: Carnero delivers some beautiful art on every page of this issue. Each panel is filled with gorgeous details and the art style allows for some thrilling action to catch the eye of the reader.