Steve Breaks Out With Captain America #11

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Captain America is making good on his escape from the Myrmidon, and he has the help of the criminals and rogues that make up the population of the Myrmidon as well as the Daughters of Liberty. Steve leads the charge against the Guardsmen and Baron Strucker, and the Wrecking Crew are all too happy to help. Meanwhile, the Dryad hunts down the Foreigner, an agent that recently worked with Aleksander Lukin.

Captain America #11 cover by Alex Ross
Captain America #11 cover by Alex Ross

Captain America #11 finally finds Steve Rogers breaking out of Baron Strucker’s prison. We get to see the Daughters of Liberty in action, and we get to see the Wrecking Crew, Jack O’Lantern, and a few other villains cut loose against the armored guards that held them.

It’s an action-heavy issue, and it’s warranted given how many issues consisted primarily of Steve waiting out his stay in the Myrmidon.

I continue to find the Daughters of Liberty team pretty damn cool, and I look forward to figuring out the backstory for them–which seems to be coming up next issue.

It is a little disappointing that the book regards Steve’s ad hoc criminal army as just criminals considering that a literal Nazi runs this private prison. There could be a little more nuance there. That’s admittedly a small complaint though.

Captain America #11 art by Adam Kubert, Matt Milla, and letterer VC's Joe Caramagna
Captain America #11 art by Adam Kubert, Matt Milla, and letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna

Adam Kubert gives the series another good treatment with this issue. The action sequences flow well, and the gritty detailing emphasizes how brutal the fight is. Steve looks as determined and heroic as ever in this issue. Meanwhile, Matt Milla’s color art gives the book an almost sickly palette at times off-set by cool blues and sharp reds.

Captain America #11 is a solid installment in Ta-Nehisi Coates’ take on the series. We get to see Cap fight back against Strucker and the Guardsmen with the help of supervillains and the Daughters of Liberty. It’s a cathartic issue and makes for a fun read. This one gets a recommendation. Feel free to check it out.

Captain America #11 comes to us from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, artist Adam Kubert, color artist Matt Milla, letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna, cover artist Alex Ross, and variant cover artist Yoon Lee.

Final Score: 7/10

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