Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Artist: Leonard Kirk
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 19, 2021
Reviewed by: Glimmer
Captain America #29 written by Ta-Nehisi Coates with artwork by Leonard Kirk is part ten of the current “All Die Young” storyline. In this issue Cap, Nick and the team continue to form a plan to take down Alexa Lukin and her daughter Sinthea. Alexa unleashes power within Sin, and Sharon Carter pays a visit to Gracie Mansion and Mayor Fisk.
Let’s start with the cover… another gem by Alex Ross that is worth the price of admission all on its own! That being said, unfortunately, I didn’t find the artwork by Leonard Kirk to be very enjoyable. It didn’t enhance the story, and at times distracted me from the overall flow of the plot. In this reviewer’s opinion, the artwork lacked detail – especially in character faces and distance panels.
There were even a few panels that had Steve Rogers with black eyes in places that should have been white and blue. As far as the story goes – it was just ok. I feel like this storyline has been going on too long and I’m glad it’s coming to a close next issue. It’s “treading water” right now and needs to be concluded. That doesn’t mean this issue was terrible – it wasn’t. I enjoyed the first scene with Alexa & Sin as well as Sharon Carter’s visit and talk with Wilson Fisk. But many of the other scenes seemed “wordy” and a bit unnecessary.
My favorite part of Captain America #29 is the Alex Ross cover. The interior art and story fail to live up to the quality the cover offers. If you’ve been reading the current storyline – “All Die Young” – pick up this issue as it’s the next to last installment of the run. If you’re not currently reading Cap but thinking about starting with this issue – don’t.