Written by: Tochi Onyebuchi
Art by: R.B. Silva, Zé Carlos
Colors by: Jesus Aburtov
Letters by: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover art by: R.B. Silva, Jesus Aburtov
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: August 24, 2022
Captain America: Symbol of Truth #4 finds Falcon caged after an ambush by Crossbones. Meanwhile, Sam Wilson’s plan to sneak into Wakanda doesn’t go as planned.
Is It Good?
I don’t understand what’s happening in Captain America: Symbol of Truth #4. Honestly, I don’t think Tochi Onyebuchi understands what’s happening in Captain America: Symbol of Truth #4. Things happen randomly, characters are here, there, and everywhere, and the biggest mystery of the plot is whether or not there is one.
At the end of issue #3, Falcon was captured by Crossbones while Sam planned to sneak into Wakanda to find out who was at the heart of the Vibranium smuggling ring. Now, Falcon is chained up… somewhere… and Sam gets three feet into Wakanda’s border before he’s captured by Crossbones(?!?). Let’s dig in.
Falcon is rescued when a group of Mexican hostages breaks out of their holding cell… somehow… and starts a firefight with Crossbones’s men. During the fight, Falcon sets off a grenade powerful enough to knock out all the guards and blow a hole in the wall for escape. Where did the Mexicans come from? Unknown. What do the Mexicans have to do with a Vibranium smuggling ring? Unknown. How did the Mexicans break out of their cells and acquire weapons to start a firefight without setting off an alarm? Unknown.
Meanwhile, Sam sneaks into Wakanda with a fake visa, but he’s immediately led away and captured by Crossbones and his men. How did Crossbones suddenly jet from a secret base in the Sonoran Desert (Southwest Unites States) to Wakanda (Africa) in the blink of an eye? Unknown. How did Crossbones and an armed battalion of his men infiltrate Wakanda without anyone noticing? Unknown.
Crossbones captures Sam as part of a grand plan by White Wolf to use Sam as a patsy to get the blame for setting off a bio-weapon attack in Wakanda. Why does White Wolf want to kill a bunch of Wakandans and have Sam take the blame? Unknown. What does setting off a bio-weapon attack have to do with Vibranium smuggling? Unknown.
Suddenly, Sam is saved at the last minute with the help of telepathically-summoned falcons, but he doesn’t get far before Black Panther shows up with a frowny face. How did Black Panther know Sam was there but not Crossbones? Unknown. How is Black Panther running around in his full costume when he was essentially stripped of his role in his current Black Panther title? Unknown.
Why is anyone still reading this confused, chaotic mess? Unknown.
About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.
Captain America: Symbol of Truth #4 is a chaotic, jumbled mess. Characters are suddenly in one part of the world and then another in the blink of an eye. White Wolf’s plan involves kidnapping Mexican citizens without rhyme or reason, faking a terrorist attack in Wakanda without rhyme or reason, and smuggling tons of Vibranium out of Wakanda without rhyme or reason. This story is nonsense.