Captain America Sentinel of Liberty (2022 Marvel) #1G

Captain America Sentinel of Liberty (2022 Marvel) #1G

Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly present to us the story we never thought we would see. That of a “retired” Steve Rogers. “With Sam Wilson out there wearing the flag” he believes it is time to live the life he never got. The art of Carmen Carnero, the colors of Nolan Woodard and the letters of VC’s Joe Caramagna gently introduce to us what this life looks like for Steve. The perfect amount of sepias perfectly blends the reminiscence of a life long gone. While trying his hardest to become a “normal American”, Steve goes as far as going back to his original house. 

The distribution of the panels walk us through the pacing of the story. Masterfully used. We can feel the openness of his morning jog as well as the slow overwhelm of his art class. Even the tightness of the baseball game. (Go Dodgers, Steve?)


However, the normalcy won’t last long as both the story and the layouts break apart disrupting his dream. He is forced back to a battle to prevent the destruction of the city. A known figure, an unknown character but a mysterious revelation. Is Captain America’s shield really not what we think it is?



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