Written by: Tochi Onyebuchi
Art by: R.B. Silva
Colors by: Jesus Aburtov
Letters by: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover art by: R.B. Silva
Cover price: $3.99
Release date: March 15, 2023
Captain America: Symbol of Truth #11 concludes the arc with a knockdown drag-out fight between Sam and White Wolf. Will White Wolf pay the ultimate price for his crimes?
Is It Good?
Captain America: Symbol of Truth #11 ends the arc and White Wolf’s plan for the world in the only way it could, with a one-on-one fight and a lot of arguing about racial justice. Oddly, the finale is probably the most coherent and relatively issue in Tochi Onyebuchi’s run, so if you’re going to finish, it’s best to finish strong.
When last we left Sam Wilson, all of White Wolf’s plans had crumbled to ruin, but the villain himself remained defiant. Now, Sam tells Ian to stand down so he can take care of White Wolf personally. Queue the heavy metal guitar riff as the opponents walk onto the battlefield.
And then they fight.
As finales go, this issue is as good as you could expect. The plot is essentially one long one-on-one fight between Sam and White Wolf, ending in White Wolf’s defeat. There are no big revelations, startling twists, or resolutions beyond the obvious. The good guy and the bad guy fight. The good guy wins. The end.
In fairness, the pacing and fight choreography is exciting, and any loose plot threads are tied up with a feel-good epilogue before heading off to the Captain America: Cold War event.
So, is it good? Well, if you just want to see White Wolf get his butt kicked, then you’re going to like this issue. If, however, you’re looking for more depth to justify a convoluted, clunky, messy arc, there’s not much here.
On a positive note, this issue is R.B. Silva’s time to shine. The conclusion entirely centers on the fight, and it’s a great spectacle. The punches, kicks, and shield hits get your blood pumping, and the ending of the fight (if not the arc) is satisfying.
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Captain America: Symbol of Truth #11 ends the conflict against White Wolf with an issue-long fight. The choreography and artwork are excellent, and the fight’s conclusion feels satisfying.