Captain America: Symbol of Truth #5
Written by Tochi Onyebuchi
Art by R.B. Silva and Julian Shaw
Colors by Jesus Aburtov
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Sam’s mission in Wakanda will bring him face to face with the Black Panther.
Sam’s covert mission to infiltrate Wakanda and stop a terrorist attack is on the verge of success until Black Panther arrvies to put an end to it. As the two battle it out, the wage another fight of ideas as Sam lets loose on what he really thinks of the country itself.
In the aftermath, T’Challa disappears and Sam is left facing Shuri and Wakanda’s forces who take his incursion as an act of hostility that they make the people migrating to the country pay for. At the same time, Joaquin reconnects with his family and the White Wolf prepares for the next part of his plan.
The Story: Onyebuchi delivers an entertaining story that feels too short. I like the conflict between Sam and T’Challa and wish it lasted longer and explored more. The bigger conflict in the series got pushed to the background a little too far, but the story was satisfying in creating an interesting conflict for Sam to overcome while also expanding Joaquin’s story as well.
The Art: Silva and Shaw deliver some fantastic and beautifully detailed art in the issue. The Sam Wilson/Black Panther was beautifully staged and I wish it lasted longer both narratively and visually.