Toy Review: Marvel Legends Citizen V (Hasbro)

Justice, Like Lightning… Citizen V first appeared in The Incredible Hulk # 449 (1997), at a time when the Avengers and Fantastic Four were trapped in another dimension. He was […]

Justice, Like Lightning…

Citizen V first appeared in The Incredible Hulk # 449 (1997), at a time when the Avengers and Fantastic Four were trapped in another dimension. He was the charismatic leader of the new superteam the Thunderbolts. He claimed to be the great-grandson of World War II hero Citizen V. But readers quickly found out that Citizen V in actuality was really Baron Zemo, who was using the disappearance of the heroes to gain public trust and take over the world. 

Hasbro has graciously now has given a Marvel Legends based on Citizen V.

I was a huge fan of the original Thunderbolts comic and I really loved artist Mark Bagley’s design of Citizen V. While it is patriotic, it’s kind of a contrast to Captain America. On the figure, the bodysuit color is incorrect. In the comics, it’s purple. On the figure, it’s blue, which is what Zemo’s two successors used. This is really a minor complaint. Honestly, it doesn’t take anything else away from the figure. The rest of the paint apps are pretty impressive. I especially like the shadowing on the belt and wristguards.

You get the standard points of articulation as you do with all Marvel Legends. His cape is a little restrictive, but you can take it off if you want to. He also comes with a really nice rapier sword that can fit into his right hand. There’s also a loop on his belt you can hang the sword from.

Citizen V also comes with the right leg of Armored Thanos from Avengers: Endgame for a Build-A-Figure piece.

Seriously I’m loving this figure. As I said before, I always loved the costume of Citizen V and just so glad to get it in an action figure

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.