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All-New Captain America #4: Review

Feb 2015
Rick Remender, Stuart Immonen

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Review & Comments

4 stars

All-New Captain America #4 Review by (February 21, 2015)
Comments: Steve Cap appears in a flashback. Armadillo was introduced in CAP #308 as a wrestler enhanced by a scientific process which bonded him to his costume, which led to him reluctantly beginning a life of crime to repay the villainous Dr Malus; he has appeared off and on through the decades as an accidental bad guy. A No-Prize to anyone who can explain how Winged Cap can pursue a taxiing plane for several hundred feet down a runway and still have Zemo close enough to hit him over the head from behind.

Review: Not that anyone was asking for him, but it was nice to see the Armadillo again, a gift to us Cap fans of the 80s. Anyway, the “hero races around the world to stop the villain” plot is nicely handled with Sam Cap being suitably stressed out by the prospect of a genetic holocaust. Don’t have a whole lot to say about this issue, just that the new Cap (and his writers) still seems to be trying to find his footing. And the wings still annoy me.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

All-New Captain America #4 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Years ago, after an adventure that left the Falcon seriously injured, he explained to Captain America that he couldn’t stop fighting until the world was made better….

Now, many years later Sam “the Falcon” Wilson is the new Captain America; he arrives in India on the next step in Hydra’s scheme to cause sterility in the world’s. Searching for the villains’ base, Cap is attacked by the huge Armadillo; he tries to keep the hulking baddie away from the innocent crowds but Armadillo tells him that Hydra has promised to cure him. Cap is seized and immobilized by the Cobra; Cap appeals to Armadillo’s better side and the lumbering villain clobbers Cobra. Armadillo promises to destroy the plane that is to spread the contagion and advises Cap to head for the Hydra site in Florida which will infect the entire USA with contaminated fleas….

Heading back to the elevator that is a conduit through time and space, Cap joins up with Misty Knight, fresh from Madripoor where she defeated Viper. Cap heads to Florida where Lucas, the boy whose mutated blood is the source of the threat, is about to take off in a rocket plane. Cap quickly takes out Crossbones and assaults Baron Zemo. Enraged by Zemo’s murder of Nomad, Cap furiously battles the sword-wielding villain who is gloating over the deed. Cap knocks Zemo out and tries to stop the plane but the villain rises and overpowers him, as Lucas speeds off and drops his deadly cargo. Zemo mocks the defeated Cap…and then his sword falls….

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


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Baron Zemo
Baron Zemo

Captain America
Captain America

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: Cobra (Klaus Voorhees), Viper (Madame Hydra).

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

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