Written by: Tochi Onyebuchi
Art by: Ig Guara
Colors by: Jesus Aburtov
Letters by: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover art by: R.B. Silva, Jesus Aburtov
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: October 19, 2022
Captain America: Symbol of Truth #6 begins a new arc as Sam Wilson/ Captain America is assigned to protect a visiting Prime Minister slated to speak before the United Nations. The PM’s speech makes quite an impression and draws the attention of assassins.
Is It Good?
Color me shocked. Captain America: Symbol of Truth #6 is a fast-paced, action-packed, narratively clean start to an adventure story starring Sam Wilson in the Red, White & Blue. Where has this Tochi Onyebuchi been for the last five issues?
The story centers around Sam Wilson/ Captain America and the new Falcon heading up a security mission to protect the outspoken Prime Minister of Mohannda. The PM’s speech pushes for support from allied nations to help her rebuild her nation into a utopia of racial equality. Unfortunately, not everyone is a fan of the new PM’s platform, and the proceedings undergo a cleverly coordinated attack by a group of assassins.
Onyebuchi’s dialog, pacing, and plot are on-point. The attack feels well-thought-out. The injuries/deaths are earned, and the ending adds intrigue, suggesting there’s more to the attack than a simple assassination. If the first five issues had achieved this level of storytelling, this title would have a much higher spot on the sales charts.
Guar and Aburtov deliver the goods with a frantic action set piece that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Sam’s in-flight athletics are cool. Sam’s cool-as-a-cucumber demeanor under fire instills a sense of confidence. And the panel compositions are suitably dramatic.
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 #6 starts fresh with a banger of an issue when a visiting Prime Minister is attacked by assassins. The story is the cleanest and most straightforward of anything we’ve read from Onyebuchi, the art is fast-paced and energetic, and the cliffhanger is full of foreboding and intrigue.