Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #2
Written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly
Art by Carmen Carnero
Colors by Nolan Woodward
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Steve continues his investigation into a dangerous global game being played that might be connected with his symbol.
After the potential Independence Day attack, Steve Rogers is concerned about what the young man who died said to him about his shield. His concern is also for Bucky who has been silent since the attack. Steve leans on some old friends who help him put some of the pieces together about a global game being played for real stakes.
After speaking to some of the new friends he’s made since returning to the city, Steve gets another piece of the puzzle. A piece that will send him to Germany to stop a hostage situation. A situation that will reveal something interesting about the people he’s fighting. At the same time, Bucky travels to Madripoor to get some answers from a familiar face.
The Story: I love the evolving mystery in this series and the way Steve is being utilized within it. One of the things that I am admiring about this series is seeing Cap turn to the community he’s creating to help him instead of taking on everything alone. It’s a great way to showcase how the character is evolving and becoming bigger than his legend. The contrast with Bucky turning back to his spy background is great as well and shows how both methods are effective.
The Art: Carnero delivers some stunning art throughout this issue. The action is visually thrilling, but the human moments are incredibly compelling as well.