Returning To The Streets Of New York City In Captain America #15

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
A police officer named Angel Larimore is executed in the streets of New York, and this gets the attention of one Steve Rogers, currently on break from being Captain America. Currently, Steve is still working with Sharon Carter and the Daughters of Liberty on the Watchdogs case. The secrets are wearing on him though, and Steve takes a call from his ex-girlfriend, Bernie, that takes him back to New York to investigate the murder of Larimore. Sharon isn’t entirely happy about this.

Captain America #15 cover by Alex Ross
Captain America #15 cover by Alex Ross

Captain America #15 finds the trust between Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter being strained thanks to the operations of the Daughters of Liberty. Steve wants to keep working with them, but the secrets are becoming a lot to bear.
That said, the inciting incident of the comic is simple: a man was killed in New York. This person was connected to an old associate of Steve, and that leads him to investigate the murder.
All in all, it’s a solid issue that advances the story and holds together well. There is a good balance of plot, character, development, and action. It’s a well-balanced and enjoyable comic. Despite how I may feel about some of the philosophical and political implications (which I’ve vowed to leave behind when talking about Captain America for now), it really is a damn solid comic book.
Captain America #15 art by Jason Masters, Matt Milla, and letterer VC's Joe Caramagna
Captain America #15 art by Jason Masters, Matt Milla, and letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna

Jason Masters provides the artwork on this issue as well, and he continues to show how great a talent he is. The detailing and expressiveness of the characters is remarkable, and the action scenes are fun and cathartic. Matt Milla gives the book a dim and moody color palette that matches the tone of the narrative very well.
Captain America #15 is a well-rounded and very enjoyable installment of the series. We get to see how Steve is coping with the Daughters of Liberty, how his relationship with Sharon is holding up, and how he spends his time outside of the organization. Add to that the fantastic artwork, and you have a book well worth recommending. Feel free to give it a read.
Captain America #15 comes to us from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, artist Jason Masters, color artist Matt Milla, letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna, cover artist Alex Ross, and variant cover artist Adam Hughes.
Final Score: 8.5/10

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