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Captain America: Steve Rogers: “The Trial of Maria Hill” (DC Comics, 2016; #7-11)

I told you to expect more Captain America-related entries as I catch up for Secret Empire.

  • This book reads like a chess match unfolding, in the best possible way.  It also happens to be a chess match in which one player has already won, and no one else sees it yet.
  • Trying to sort out just how much Steve has changed and whether some part of him might be redeemable proves difficult.  Spencer does a fantastic job of dancing between sinister, performative, and more human moments for Steve.
  • Some new elements come into play in this arc, including a potential ally for Steve, an invading alien horde, and an intergalactic defense system that would be the envy of at least a couple U.S. presidents.
  • As with Captain America: Sam Wilson, the art team here goes through many permutations.  That they remain as consistent and high quality as they do is astounding.

Collected in

  • Captain America: Steve Rogers, Vol. 2: The Trial of Maria Hill (#7-11)


Writer: Nick Spencer | Artists: Jesús Saiz, Javier Pina, Andres Guinaldo, Tedd Brandt, Ro Stein, Kevin Libranda | Inker: Scott Hanna (#11) | Colorists: Jesús Saiz, Rachelle Rosenberg | Covers:  Stephanie Hans, Elizabeth Torque, Jesús Saiz, Paul Renaud | Assistant Editor: Alanna Smith | Editor: Tom Brevoort

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