Cap Wolf . . . really?
Nick Spencer's first two issues of Captain America were incredible. It was great, maybe even inspiring, to watch a main stream comic highlight some social justice issues that plague our society today, while at the same time, giving the finger to a lot of conservative America by focusing on immigrants coming into the US and being harassed by hate groups.
Then Issue 3 dropped into my Comixology account and the world froze for a moment. All of that momentum that was building and setting a great tone for the book began to erode when Cap-Sam-Wolf emerged. It feels like a massive misstep to have gone from discussing a real world issue to a villain talking about being shat out of an alien. A funny poop joke for some, but a break in the reality of the narrative tone that was being created.
Cap-Wolf is a shout out to the old school. I am not saying it is something that should not happen, just not this soon. The book felt like it was building to something incredible and this is a stumble. Hopefully Nick bounces back from this step back, gets us back to the good stuff, and confirms that he has not been intimidated by the conservatives to change what he was doing.
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