Captain America: Sam Wilson, Volume 1: Not My Captain America

Captain America: Sam Wilson, Volume 1: Not My Captain America, written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Paul Renaud, was published in 2016 by Marvel. 

3 star

Captain America: Sam Wilson, Volume 1: Not My Captain America features the origin story of Joaquin, the new Falcon. And it is a great origin – short and simple, but with some great backstory and characterization. I love that Joaquin and Sam are different in a ton of ways (most notably temperament – Joaquin is definitely a young, immature superhero), but are both, ultimately, fighting for the same thing.

Captain America Sam Wilson vol 1

I also loved seeing more of Misty Knight in this book – she was one of my favorite parts of my Civil War II project.

The whole Cap-Wolf thing was weird. Sam gets experimented on and ends up with a wolf head, and no one is concerned. It’s pretty much a huge excuse for other characters to make fun of him. But other than some silly dialogue and artwork it doesn’t affect the story, and the book remains strong despite the weirdness.

 

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