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Review: Captain America #30

Captain America #30

Captain America #30 wraps up Ta-Nehisi Coates’ run on Captain America. Captain America will (yet again) finally face off with his biggest foe, the Red Skull. After thoroughly thrashing Crossbones, Cap’s plan to defeat his foe lies not in punching him out but in exposing his true intentions to the many internet followers that the Red Skull has.

My first thought after reading this issue is that Coates wraps up his take on the character with not a bang but a whisper. There have been so many fights between Cap and the Skull and it’s maybe as damaging to expose your enemy to their blindsided followers as it is to beat them unconscious. But, it did feel a tad bit lackluster. This run hasn’t been about establishing power levels or memorable fights; it’s been more thought-provoking. I think there’s some legitimate darkness and evil to some of the rhetoric of the Red Skull that’s been used in this storyline and you can certainly see it reflected in our very real lives. I love that Coates tapped into that to see how damaging it can really be. To some, that’s boring and bland but I have an appreciation for stories driven like this. Cap is in a good place for when the next creative team relaunches the title.

I thought the overall look of Captain America #30 was good but not anything really special. I’ve liked Leonard Kirk’s work more on other books but there was just something about it with Cap that almost felt wasted on this issue. His artistic style really shines on a book with a lot of colorful suits and big action. Matt Milla’s colors work with the art and Joe Caramagna’s letters don’t hide anything but there’s almost a lack of energy to the overall product.

Captain America #30 is a fine end to the Coates era of Captain America. I think there were some important ideals tackled with this particular story and it really puts some thoughts in your head about extremism. It would have been nice to also see someone like the Red Skull get punched out, too. I think if you have passion for what Coates did with Cap or if you are critical of his work on the character, an issue like this is going to do little to sway your opinion. I found it to be a decent end for another memorable run of Captain America.

Story: Ta-Nehisi Coates Art: Leonard Kirk
Colors: Matt Milla Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.5

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Celebrate America with the Marvel Captain America Legacy Sale

‘Merica! It’s July 4th weekend and we can celebrate by blowing things up or stocking up on Captain America comics with the Marvel Captain America Legacy Sale!

There’s 125 releases on sale now! You can save up to 67% on collections and single issues are just $0.99.

Hurry, the sale ends on July 4th!

Captain America (2018-) #1

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Preview: United States Captain America #1 (of 5)

United States Captain America #1 (of 5)

(W) Josh Trujillo, Christopher Cantwell (A) Dale Eaglesham, Jan Bazaldua (CA) Alex Ross
40 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 30, 2021
SRP: $4.99

The shield has been stolen! No one understands the value of the shield like those who’ve wielded it, so Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson set out on a road trip across America to chase down the thief.
But instead, they find the Captains, everyday people from all walks of life who’ve taken up the mantle of Captain America to defend their communities. And for some reason, the shield thief wants them all dead. Can Sam and Steve get to them first?
Christopher Cantwell and Dale Eaglesham lead a can’t-miss miniseries to celebrate Captain America’s 80th Anniversary, joined by a rotating series of creative teams to tell the stories of each new Captain-starting with Aaron Fischer, the Captain America of the railways, brought to life by Josh Trujillo and Jan Bazaldua!

United States Captain America #1 (of 5)

Preview: Captain America Annual #1

Captain America Annual #1

(W) Gerry Duggan, Jed MacKay (A) Marco Castiello (CA) Alex Garner
Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 16, 2021
SRP: $4.99

CAPTAIN AMERICA VERSUS OVERTIME! The fugitive known as Overtime broke out of death row when the time stone chose to bond with his soul, giving him powers he barely understood. Now, thanks to Captain America… his time is up. ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Part 2 (of 8) of “Super-Spy vs. Super-Spy”!

Captain America Annual #1

Unboxing: Marvel Collector Corps “Year of the Shield”

Marvel Collector Corps is the bimonthly premium box service from Funko and Marvel featuring all sorts of mysterious goodies inside. This month’s theme is “Year of the Shield” celebrating Captain America!

We show off what you get inside this new box. You can order the next one now which is “What If?” and will be out in July.

You can order the box through Amazon.


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Sam Wilson as Captain America Gets a Hot Toys Figure

Hot Toys have announced an all-new addition to their Television Masterpiece series with a 1/6 scale figure inspired by Sam Wilson as Captain America in the hit Disney+ series from Marvel Studios – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
 
Teaming up with Bucky Barnes against the Flag Smashers, Sam Wilson AKA The Falcon suits up in a new outfit, keeping his signature wings, but also carrying the symbolic shield once wielded by Steve Rogers, and the complicated legacy that comes with being the new Captain America.
 
The new Captain America Collectible Figure is here! Don’t miss out on the chance to add this stunning new 1/6 scale figure to your Marvel collection, and pre-order it today via Sideshow.

The 1/6th scale Captain America Collectible Figure features:

  • A hand-painted head sculpt, with highly-detailed likeness of Anthony Mackie as Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, complete with goggles and face gaiter
  • An expertly crafted 1/6 scale body with 30 points of articulation
  • Eight interchangeable gloved hands for multiple posing and display options
  • A tailored tactical suit with embossed pattern and star emblem in chest
  • One pair of embossed patterned pants with fabric coated knee pads
  • One metallic silver and blue belt
  • One pair of metallic silver and red forearm guards
  • One pair of metallic silver and red calf guards
  • One pair of metallic silver boots
  • One flight backpack
  • One Captain America shield
  • Newly designed wings with multiple points of articulation
  • A Redwing drone
  • A specially designed dynamic figure stand with character nameplate

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Diamond Select Toys Coming this Fall: The Watcher, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and More!

A new Previews catalog is on the way, and it’s chock-full of new items from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd.! Products based in the worlds of Marvel and Star Wars take the spotlight this month, with busts, statues, action figures, Gallery Dioramas and Minimates mini-figures!

Marvel Comic Captain America 1/7 Scale Resin Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Yield to the shield! Captain America bursts onto the scene like a Fourth of July firework, joining the all-new series of 1/7 scale Marvel Comics busts! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, Cap holds his shield at the ready atop a pedestal base. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Juan Pitluk! (Item #MAY212109, SRP: $69.99

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 81 Dark Phoenix Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dark Phoenix has risen! The intergalactic force of nature is back, and this all-new 81st series of Marvel Minimates captures the storyline in 2-inch mini-figure form! Two-packs of Cyclops with Lilandra, Phoenix with Gladiator, and Dark Phoenix with Corsair make up this assortment, and each features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Each pair comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #MAY212110, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 81 Dark Phoenix Asst.

Marvel Animated Mysterio 1/7 Scale Resin Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Is it real, or is it Mysterio?! DST’s line of resin mini-busts based on the classic Spider-Man animated series continues with none other than Mysterio! The master of illusion drops everything for this 1/7 scale, approximately 6-inch bust of the domed villain. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, and sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item #MAY212111, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Colossus Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The X-Men’s resident strongman takes on a mutant-hunting Sentinel in this, the newest installment in the Marvel Premier Collection! Measuring approximately 16 inches tall, Piotr Rasputin holds a robot torso over his head in this piece featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Shawn Knapp, and sculpted by Alejandro Ezcurra! (Item #MAY212112, SRP: $350.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Wasp PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The winsome Wasp joins the fray, as this battle-inspired series of Marvel Gallery Dioramas continues! Flying above a battleground landscape, the Wasp charges up a bioelectric sting in this all-new sculpture made of high-quality PVC. Measuring approximately 13 inches tall, the Wasp features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAY212113, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Select Watcher Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Need someone to keep an eye on your Marvel Select collection? Uatu is back, baby! This highly sought-after action figure of Uatu the Watcher is finally back in production after years of scarcity! Standing approximately 9 inches tall, this figure features 12 points of articulation and includes a moon diorama base. It comes packaged in the famous Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Hand-sculpted by Steve Kiwus! (Item #MAY212115, SRP: $29.99)

Star Wars The Mandalorian Death Trooper 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! These stormtroopers are back in black! The Death Trooper is an elite stormtrooper, seen in Star Wars; Rogue One and The Mandalorian as well as numerous video games and comic books. Wearing all black, they strike a frightening appearance, and now they’re the newest 1/6 scale mini-bust from Gentle Giant Ltd.! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, this resin bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 1500 pieces, it comes packaged in a full color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd.! (Item #MAY212115, SRP: $120.00)

Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett Legends in 3D ½ Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The Star Wars universe’s favorite bounty hunter is now a Legend in 3D! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this half-scale bust of Boba Fett is based on his appearance in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #MAY212117, SRP: $200.00)

Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi Milestones 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Battle Droids beware! Obi-Wan Kenobi wields his lightsaber in defense of the Republic in this all-new 1/6 scale statue. Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this Milestones sculpture features sliced-up battle droid parts on its base, and shows Obi-Wan striking a fighting stance. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard and sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd.! (Item #MAY212118, SRP: $250.00)

Star Wars Darth Vader Concept Jumbo Action Figure

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The newest Jumbo Star Wars action figure goes back, way back, to the beginnings of Star Wars! Based on the concept art for Darth Vader, this new 12-inch figure features an all-new concept-inspired head sculpt, a new blue-and-black paint scheme, a vinyl cape and a retractable lightsaber! It comes packaged on a resealable, retro-style blister card, so you can hang him on your wall or take him out and play with him! Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd.! (Item #MAY212116, SRP: $80.00)

Around the Tubes

Transformers 84: Secrets and Lies

It’s new comic book day! What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Sequart Organization – Evolution of the Islamic Superheroine: Post-9/11 Representation of Muslim Women in Comics – An interesting read on the subject.

The Mary Sue – Jordan Peterson Is Angry That He Inspired Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Take on Red Skull and We Have To Laugh – Reads like every right-wing talking point from groups today. Take your pick.

ICv2 – IDW, Diamond Operating Under Expired Agreement – Interesting.

Reviews

CBR – Hokausai
CBR – Wynd Book One
CBR – Transformers ’84: Secrets and Lies

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