REVIEW: On the Way in UNITED STATES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
In the second issue of The United States of Captain America #2 , we get two stories that are set in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Both of them work together – and with the first issue in the series – to develop the book’s central concept in some interesting ways.
Both stories in this issue were colored by Matt Milla and feature lettering by Joe Caramagna.
“I See Great Things in Baseball”
In the first story, by Christopher Cantwell and Dale Eaglesham, we see Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson working together to figure out who stole the titular shield (the premise set up by the main story of the first issue), and this journey takes the two men through memories of days of old… starting with a nod to the cub scouts.
At first, I felt that this sophomore issue could not have taken place without issue one, and it is more or less a bridge to issue two. But as I thought about it some more, I realized that the connectivity is thematically relevant to this Marvel Comics story, which highlights the way that Captain America needs other people to do what he does…
In the first story in The United States of Captain America #2, the panels take us through the relationship between Steve and Sam, as well as the tools that each of the local Caps has thanks to their respective friends. For Marvel Blog True Believers, this very much felt on theme with how friendship is explored through these characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Without the other people they rely on, the individual Caps would be in over their head!
In the backup story, by Mohale Mashigo and Natasha Bustos, we get to see this idea expanded on through the story of Nichelle Wright.
Rallying around concepts like protest and civil infrastructure, Wright embodies another essential aspect of Cap: the desire to do right by your community!
Over the course of the second story in The United States of Captain America #2, we see how Wright’s community appreciates her efforts, and supports her through efforts of their own!
There is almost no chance you’ll be able to read this story without getting teary-eyed, Marvel Blog True Believers, so keep those Cap-brand tissues handy!
United States of Captain America #2
Did you get a chance to pick up The United States of Captain America #2? If so, did you get one of the variant covers? Let us know what you think in the comment section!