Writer: Al Ewing / Artist: Luke Ross / Publisher: Marvel
Ewing delivers a bit of everything this issue. We have the de-inverted Captain America Sam Wilson back to normal reaming himself out for what he did while his personality was flipped. We get to see Luke Cage still acting as if he is inverted just to find out he is doing some secret agent stint as an undercover in dealing with Quantrell and his company. Plus there is a murder mystery a foot folks.
Power Man 2.0 and White Tiger are dealing with the murder of Gideon Mace. As we have discovered, Gideon is the reason White Tiger’s family is no longer with us. Tiger wants to find whoever merk’d off Gideon and give them a high five. However, this isn’t the typical instance of homicide. There’s a deeper element to this as the murder is something high supernatural. Seeing Power Man and White Tiger working the beat together was my favorite part of this issue. The issue finishes off on Sam Wilson having to pick himself back up and find himself worth of being call Captain America despite all that he has done while he was in asshole mode. Monica is there testing his mettle but more so listening and letting Sam work out what he is going to do and who he is on his own. Monica is that field leader for real yall.
There wasn’t much action this issue but it didn’t feel like a filler. This felt like Ewing having to let the team come to terms with where everyone is at post Axis. This issue serves as a transition into getting back into the swing of things. We’ve seen what Ewing can pull with these characters back in vol. 1, so now that we’ve got some time before the next major Marvel event, it’ll be good to see these characters back in their element.