Review: AMERICA #2

Written by Gabby Rivera
Art by Ming Doyle, Joe Quinones, Joe Rivera, and José Villarrubia
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: April 5, 2017

From Punching Nazis to listening to lectures by child geniuses, America does it all in this latest issue of America!

I love Gabby Rivera’s writing in this comic. America’s quips and one-liners are always entertaining and great. Her work on giving the comic emotional depth through America’s struggles with her past tragedies sets her character up for a period of growth and understanding of where she comes from, especially with the new abilities she has now, and that’s an arc I’m interested in reading.

While I love America, I definitely think X’Andria’s my favorite. The leader of Leelumultipass Phi Theta Beta is probably one of the coolest characters out there. Her badass personality and dance-fighting ways have really captured my heart. I’m looking forward to seeing even more of her.

Doyle, Quinones, and Joe Rivera inject fun into America. I love the detail in each character’s outfits, especially the ones for the members of LLPPTB. They all always look like perfection and it is both ridiculous and magnificent whenever any of them appear in a panel. They draw action scenes well, not using just punches and kicks, but thinking outside of the box and making dynamism through the objects in the surrounding area as well.

Villarrubia’s coloring is perfect. I love how obnoxiously bright the Leelumultipass Phi Theta Beta sisters are. I think the choice of making the H.S. Midas outfits purple and blue is a great choice, it stands out and it looks beautiful. Giving the hologram technology a specific color to it and showing how the light of the holograms impacts people and the scenery in panels is a nice touch as well and I appreciate that sort of small detail.

America is one of my favorite comics at the moment. America is likeable and strong, yet has depths and flaws. The characters that the creative team has chosen to surround America with are fun and awesome people. I didn’t expect the story to become one of finding peace and understanding one’s ancestry, so that’s an exciting turn of events and I’m looking forward to seeing how America reacts to where she comes from and how she grows through understanding her family’s past. This is definitely going to be an awesome arc. Now, get off your butt and read it!

The Verdict: 10/10


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