Captain America #0: Review

Apr 2022
, Mattia De Iulis

Story Name:

Future Proof

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #0 Review by (April 20, 2022)

Review: An intro to the two new Cap titles tosses a lot of thematic stuff our way, rehearsing the debates over the character over the years. These center on the definition of patriotism, the current political climate, the history of injustice and America’s failure to live up to its ideals, and what the average person can do about it. We have them all collected in the one issue to get us into the next volume then stand back and let Steve and Sam work it out their usual way. And Cap has retained Alex Ross for the covers.

Comments: One-shot setting up two new Cap titles: CAPTAIN AMERICA: SENTINEL OF LIBERTY with Steve Rogers Cap and CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH with Sam Wilson Cap. Three writers are credited: Tochi Onyebuchi, Jackson Lanzing, and Collin Kelly.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #0 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Arnim Zola arrives at an intersection in New York City, announcing that he is launching a rocket that, when it activates, will turn the population into Zolasauruses. The two Captain America arrives, slinging their shields: Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson. They clobber Zola and head out to stop the rocket. Steve Cap breaks in at the bottom, Sam Cap at the top and they both face mechanical Zola monsters denouncing the USA and calling Cap an artifact out of the past, no longer needed or appreciated. The Caps destroy their monsters and team up to find the control center and smash that together. They sabotage the rocket and escape, Sam flying Steve until feedback from the exploding rocker fries Sam’s wings and Steve has to guide them both to a splashdown in the river. All the while, they were debating which one would have to use an adjective like “Astonishing” or “Uncanny” until they decide that they are both Captain America and let it go at that….

In Harlem, the villain known as White Wolf gloats over his coming plan to involve Sam Cap in his attack on Wakanda….

Epilogue: Let a new day dawn….

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Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Caramagna.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: Arnim Zola, White Wolf (Hunter).

> Captain America: Book info and issue index

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