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Captain America: Cold War Reading Order Checklist

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Marvel Comics launched two Captain America series in 2022. One focused on Steve Rogers. The other features Sam Wilson. In these comics, both characters embody the mantle of Captain America in their own way, with each taking their own path to do so – until now.

Sam and Steve’s comics are crossing over in Captain America: Cold War. This crossover event is the culmination of the first year of stories of this era of Captain America and is likely to set up year two.

The two heroes, plus a supporting cast like Misty Knight and Sharon Carter, will come together to tackle a threat that’s looking to use Dimension Z to its nefarious advantage. However, will Sam and Steve be able to get along long enough to save the day?

Comic book crossover events can be confusing. Luckily, this Captain America: Cold War reading order is here to save the day. It has everything you need so you don’t miss an issue, plus background reading and other helpful details.

Captain America #0 cover art by Alex Ross.
Captain America #0 cover art by Alex Ross.

Background reading

Looking to catch-up on the current Captain America comics before diving into Cold War? You will want to read the following:

Captain America #0
Written by Colin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Tochi Onyebuchi. Art by .

As previously discussed, Captain America #0 is an issue that set up the two different Captain America series that are running – one starring Steve Rogers, the other starring Sam Wilson.

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1-11
Written by Tochi Onyebuchi. Art by R.B Silva.

Captain America: Symbol of Truth is the Captain America series starring Sam Wilson.

These issues have been collected in the following trade paperbacks:

  • Captain America: Symbol Of Truth Volume 1: Homeland (collects Captain America: Symbol of Truth #1-6)
  • Captain America: Symbol of Truth Volume 2: Pax Mohannda (collects Captain America #7-11)

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1-10
Written by Colin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing. Art by Carmen Carnero.

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty is the Captain America series starring Steve Rogers.

These issues have been collected in the following trade paperbacks:

  • Captain America: Sentinel Of Liberty Volume 1: Revolution (Captain America #0 and Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1-6)
  • TBC on Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty Volume 2

Captain America and Winter Soldier Special #1
Written by Colin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing. Art by Kev Walker.

This sets up Bucky’s status quo for Captain America: Cold War. You’ll want to read this after Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #6.

Additionally, check out the these comics if you want to know more about Dimension Z.

Captain America (2012 series) #1-10
Written by Rick Remender. Art by John Romita Jr.

These issues tell the whole Castaway In Dimension Z storyline, which introduces the Dimension Z concept.

Track down these collections to read the whole thing:

  • Captain America Volume 1 Castaway In Dimension Z Book 1 (Collects Captain America (2012 series) #1-5)
  • Captain America Volume 2 Castaway In Dimension Z Book 2 (Collects Captain America (2012 series) #6-10)
Captain America: Cold War Alpha #1 cover by Patrick Gleason and Alejandro Sánchez.
Captain America: Cold War Alpha #1 cover by Patrick Gleason and Alejandro Sánchez.

Cold War reading order

Below is the recommended reading order for Captain America: Cold War. You’ll need to read all of these issues to get the full story.

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #11 (Prelude)
Written by Colin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing. Art by Carmen Carnero.
Available 5th April

Captain America: Cold War Alpha #1 (Part 1)
Written by Colin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Tochi Onyebuchi. Art by Carlos Magno.
Available 12th April

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #12 (Part 2)
Written by Tochi Onyebuchi. Art by R.B Silva.
Available 26th April

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #12 (Part 3)
Written by Colin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing. Art by Alina Erofeeva.
Available 17th May

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #13 (Part 4)
Written by Tochi Onyebuchi. Art by R.B Silva.
Available May 31st

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #13 (Part 5)
Written by Colin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing. Art by Alina Erofeeva.
Available 7th June

Captain America: Cold War Omega #1 (Final Part)
Written by Colin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Tochi Onyebuchi. Art by Carlos Magno.
Available 14th June

Captain America: Symbol of Truth #14 (Aftermath)
Written by Tochi Onyebuchi. Art by R.B Silva.
Available 28th June

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What to read after Cold War

Marvel Comics hasn’t announced what will happen next for the Captain America comics. We’ll update this section when there’s more clarification.

Collected edition

Prefer to read Captain America: Cold War in a collected format? According to Amazon, the crossover will be released on 12th September. See more details below:

Captain America: Cold War
Collects: Captain America: Cold War Alpha #1, Captain America: Symbol of Truth #12-13, Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #12-13, and Captain America: Cold War Omega #1

Marvel Comics haven’t officially solicited this collection yet. As a result, the contents may change. We’ll update the above if it does.

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