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All-New Captain America #2: Review

Dec 2014
Rick Remender, Stuart Immonen

Story Name:

(No title given)

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

All-New Captain America #2 Review by (January 18, 2015)
Comments: M.O.D.O.K., Baron Strucker, and The Drain are included on the cover but have not yet made an appearance in the story. Bagalia was established by the Shadow Council in SECRET AVENGERS #21.1 and has made a handful of appearances in that title and in AVENGERS UNDERCOVER.

Review: The story continues, still keeping Sam’s background—and the death of his father—in view as he struggles to fill the boots of his celebrated predecessor. Here he finds himself up against one of Cap’s most formidable foes, the killing machine Crossbones. Another epic fight scene from Stuart Immonen a new locale, Bagalia, a new super-villain team-up, and a deadly threat growing out of the Inhumanity story. So far this all-new series is off to a good start. And who knows, maybe I’ll get used to the sight of Captain America with wings?




 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

All-New Captain America #2 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Sam Wilson, the all-new Captain America, recalls his father’s commitment to do what’s right which leads to his present problem. He and the new Nomad (Ian Rogers) have invaded a Hydra stronghold and been teleported to a mysterious locale where they came face-to-face with a cadre of Cap’s worst enemies. A mad free-for-all breaks out; Ian will hold off the baddies while Cap gets the captive boy Lucas to safety. Baron Zemo sends Crossbones after Cap to recover the boy whose blood is essential to his schemes.

Exiting the building, the high-flying new Cap discovers he had been teleported to Bagalia, a sovereign nation run by and for criminals. Pausing to gain his bearings, Sam is shocked when his charge pulls a gun and shoots him—after all, who said Lucas was a prisoner? Wounded in the shoulder, Cap flies off clumsily and crashes into a sex club. Crossbones arrives with guns blazing and the clubgoers start taking bets on the outcome—as a mystery woman in red-and-white takes interest. The much larger and stronger Crossbones soon gets the upper hand, with a knife poised just inches from the hero’s face—then the mystery woman arrives and knocks the villain out. On the run she unmasks to reveal herself to be Misty Knight on a deep undercover assignment—which she has just blown. She tells Sam of her discovery: that the new Hydra has infiltrated everyone, even the Avengers, Inhumans, and X-Men….

Back at the Hydra stronghold, Nomad has been strung up by his ankles. Baron Zemo explains that the spread of the Terragen Mist has changed Lucas: his blood contains a toxin which sterilizes human beings. Hydra’s agents all over the world have been given an antidote so they will survive when the rest of humanity goes extinct. Zemo then slashes Nomad’s throat with a knife….

Other Cap baddies include Armadillo, Baron Blood, Batroc, Cobra, Sin, Taskmaster, Viper.



Preview Pages
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Stuart Immonen
Wade Von Grawbadger
Marte Gracia
Stuart Immonen (Cover Penciler)
Wade Von Grawbadger (Cover Inker)
Marte Gracia (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Baron Zemo
Baron Zemo

(Helmut)
Captain America
Captain America

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: Baron Blood, Cobra (Klaus Voorhees), Nomad (Ian Rogers), Sin (Synthia Schmidt), Viper (Madame Hydra).

> All-New Captain America: Book info and issue index

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