My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I own all five volumes of Ta-Nehisi Coates' run on Captain America, and am reading them in a completely bass-ackward manner: the final volumes first, and now this middle one. I don't think it confuses the storyline too much. After all, every plot you can possibly imagine has been done with Steve Rogers over the character's 60-year history. At this point, I'm looking for more insights to who the character is than the latest big bad he defeats.
Coates does a fair job of that in this volume, I think, in between the punching and shield-hurling.
Steve tangles with several different opponents in this volume, and there are cameos from Misty Knight, John Walker's US Agent and Wilson Fisk. The ending is obviously a setup for the final two volumes of the series, where the Red Skull returns.
Since I'm going backwards, though, I'm hoping the first two volumes will be a little slower paced and more contemplative. We shall see.
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