I have an essay on Captain America over at Wiley-Blackwell’s . . . And Philosophy blog (I’ll also be contributing a chapter to their forthcoming book, Doctor Strange And Philosophy):

“Nick Spencer’s Captain America books (Captain America: Sam Wilson and Captain America: Steve Rogers) have been some of the most politically-charged comics that we’ve seen in a long time. Spencer is clearly influenced and inspired by the Captain America comics of the 1970s and 1980s written by Steve Englehart, Mark Gruenwald, and others. His run on the character has marked a return to contemporary politics after the magnificent Brubaker run, which was an espionage-thriller, and the sci-fi infused Rick Remender run. The result has been one of the most interesting books that Marvel is publishing right now—and also one of the most controversial.”

Read the rest here.