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Where to start reading Captain America comics

The last few years of Captain America can be split up into Sam Wilson, Secret Empire, and the current series. For new readers, I would probably jumping into the current series, Captain America (2017). It's a fresh but classic take on the Steve Rogers you are probably expecting.

However, if you're up for something different, in 2014 Sam Wilson, the Falcon, was given the mantle of Captain America to carry forward, and over the next few years, with Steve Rogers, a really incredible story unfolded which was concluded in the big summer event comic of 2017, Secret Invasion. This is definitely one of my favorite stories in comics, but it's not your standard Captain America story.

The beginning of that epic is laid out next, followed by the current Captain America series which is a great starting point and definitely a much more familiar experience, and then a few short stories for those looking for something more self-contained.

Sam Wilson and Secret Empire (2014-2017)

Steve Rogers has been aged, and has passed on the mantle of Captain America to his loyal friend: Sam Wilson, The Falcon ( played by Anthony Mackie in the movies ). This story, with Sam Wilson and Steve Rogers, will lead into Marvel's next big event, Secret Empire, so this is a great place to jump into Marvel comics. Feel free to skip the first book, since all the rest are written by a different writer, so the second book is a great starting point as well.

All-New Captain America (2014) paperback reading order:

All-New Captain America Vol. 1: Hydra Ascendant Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol. 1: Not My Captain America Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol. 2: Standoff

This is where the backstory for the the 2017 Marvel event really starts to be told. Two books, Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson, tell parallel stories. You can easily read just one, or both side by side. Captain America Steve Rogers / Sam Wilson (2016) paperback reading order:

Captain America: Steve Rogers Vol. 1: Hail Hydra Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol. 3: Civil War II Captain America: Steve Rogers Vol. 2: The Trial of Maria Hill Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol. 4: #TakeBackTheShield Captain America: Steve Rogers Vol. 3: Empire Building Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol. 5: End of the Line

Secret Empire (2017)

Captain America: Secret Empire Secret Empire

The current series, Captain America (2017)

A true return to form, the current run of Captain America is the one readers are probably expecting from comics. This is a great place to start reading, both classic and modern, and by an incredible team.

Captain America (2017) in paperback reading order:

Captain America: Home of the Brave by Waid & Samnee Captain America: Promised Land by Mark Waid

Modern Self-Contained Stories

If you're interested in single book that tells a completely self-contained and story, here are a few good ones from the last few years:

  • Captain America: White (2015) - About Steve and Bucky's first mission together in World War II, told from by Steve just after being unfrozen.
  • Captain America: Man Out of Time (2010) - Cap after being unfrozen in the 21st century, trying to deal with the change.
  • Avengers: Four (2016) - Set during the first real Avengers shakeup, Steve has to get his new Avengers, Quicksilver, Hawkeye, and Scarlet Witch, to become a real team.

Captain America: White Captain America: Man Out of Time Avengers: Four

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