Captain America experienced a historic year in 2022 that resulted in significant changes for the Sentinel of Liberty. Over the past year, Steve Rogers’s life has been turned upside down, and there is no going back. From a novel genesis tale to his best friend’s betrayal, from failing a Celestial god’s judgment to being revived by the X-Men, the world of Steve Rogers has been flipped upside down.
The ongoing serial Captain America:
Sentinel of Liberty, written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly with illustrations by Carmen Carnero, premiered in 2022 and starred Steve Rogers. It is a bold tale, and the writers aren’t hesitant to redefine one of Marvel’s most recognizable characters.
Captain America learns throughout the first seven issues that he and several of his closest allies, including Bucky and Peggy Carter, are ostensibly only pawns in a gigantic “century game” orchestrated by a clandestine group known as the Outer Circle., whose symbol is inscribed on Cap’s recognizable shield. Bucky determines that joining the Outer Circle is the best way to defeat them when Steve confronts them, and a confrontation between the two old friends results in a major fight that Steve loses.
Steve assembles a brand-new crew to destroy the Outer Circle because it takes more than a bullet to stop Captain America. However, there were other significant events involving Captain America in 2022 besides this story. Like every other creature on Earth, Steve was condemned on Judgment Day by the Celestial Progenitor.
The horrific event when the X-Men used their Resurrection Protocols on a non-mutant for the first time resulted from the Progenitor disintegrating Captain America after discovering he was unworthy. The multiversal versions of Steve Rogers team up to fight an army of Mephisto while Captain America leads the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on a journey through time to face the Doom Supreme and his new Masters of Evil in the Avengers comics, allowing readers to view the character’s legacy and nature through a variety of fresh perspectives.
Established Captain America’s place in the Marvel universe in 2022.
The fact that Captain America was the main character in so many significant stories in 2022 is evidence of Steve Rogers’ important place in the Marvel Universe. The most heartbreaking and nuanced portrayal of Captain America in recent memory was provided to fans in Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, which also included some of the strongest character development.
Even while the revelation that the Super Soldier and the Winter Soldier are both initiatives of the Outer Circle may seem a touch over the top, the plot Lanzing and Kelly have presented up to this point is strong. In actuality, any mythology changes occurring in Sentinel of Liberty make way less sense than Steve failing the Progenitor’s judgment. Fortunately, viewers of Judgment Day subsequently had the opportunity to witness Cap lecture to a god, which made the entire ordeal worthwhile.
It is fair to be curious about Captain America’s destiny in 2023 after such a successful 2022. Sam Wilson has lately gotten to know Steve’s purportedly deceased adopted son, Ian, and another major revelation is already in the works. During his time in Dimension Z, Steve got to know Ian, the son of Arnim Zola, although he has no idea that he is still alive.
Their inevitable reunion will undoubtedly be a significant element of Captain America: Cold War, the upcoming great Captain America event of 2023. 2022 will be regarded as the year that set the stage for Captain America’s future evolution because it established the character’s place in the Marvel Universe and redefined significant aspects of his lore.