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Captain America/Iron Man #3: Review

Jan 2022
Derek Landy, Angel Unzueta

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4 stars

Captain America/Iron Man #3 Review by (January 26, 2022)

Review: More excitement, with the narration of the aggrieved and annoyed Veronica Eden giving this a fresh and comical feel. Usually if a villain is the narrator (e.g. Doctor Doom, Dracula) they are of the grim and arrogant type. Not this time: Eden is quite snarky in her disdain of the good guys and that carries us through the series. The emerging theme seems to be how hard it is to be a hero. The Paladins want advice and are told to start small and increase in their ability to do the job, sort of like an RPG. As true children of the social media age they are more concerned with what people think of them than getting the job done. And even after Civil War, there are more unsupervised heroes than ever. Eden’s biggest gripe is one we’ve seen before: the heroes saving the world are the ones responsible for the crisis in the first place. She has a point but Cap and Tony won’t let her get very far in the next two issues.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America/Iron Man #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Captured by Captain America and Iron Man, Veronica Eden volunteers to tell them everything they want to know in exchange for a plea deal. She reveals that Fifty-One is going after the Myrmidon armor to launch an attack on Minneapolis and offers to take them to him. Tony thinks this is about the Supreme Hydra armor Fifty-One has, worn by a rogue Captain America and Steve feels partly responsible. They agree to let Eden guide them to Fifty-One’s hideout. Before they leave, the Paladins (Pioneer, Vox, Prima Donna, and Think Tank) offer to go with them but they are turned down. They ask for advice and Cap tells them to stop thinking of themselves so much and learn the job as there are no shortcuts….

Later, the Paladins complain and bicker among themselves but Vox suggests they go help Cap and Iron Man who don’t know what they’re up against….

Eden guides Cap and Shellhead to Fifty-One’s hideout which turns out to be a SHIELD Helicarrier. On entry, the two Avengers fight Myrmidon, with the armored Fifty-One suddenly appearing and taking over that battle. They find the massive Overseer computer which has made the Helicarrier an extension of itself. Veronica Eden reveals that she and the Overseer are in love and with her plans to take over Hydra foiled, they will be moving to Plan B: destroying all super-powered people, heroes and villains alike, because they are responsible for many of the world’s crises and after that the planet will be guarded by an elite military unit. Myrmidon and Fifty-One reappear and it takes the combined might of the three heroes to finally destroy it. Meanwhile, Overseer is double-crossing Eden and it has disabled the fail-safes Eden had installed. And then there enters an army of Myrmidons….

Angel Unzueta
Angel Unzueta
Rachelle Rosenberg
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Caramagna.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

Plus: Veronica Eden.

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