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Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #7: Review

Mar 1999
Brian K. Vaughan, Steve Harris

Story Name:

When Free Men Shall Stand!

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #7 Review by (June 30, 2010)
Comments: a) Conclusion of a two-part story. The story of the Revolutionary-era Captain America was first revealed briefly in CAPTAIN AMERICA Vol. 1 #193-200.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #7 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

1781: Continental Army Captain Steven Rogers infiltrated a meeting of loyalist to the Crown by wearing the comical red-white-and-blue outfit worn by the nephew of William Taurey, noted Tory. He swung into action, knocking down his foes, especially his former friend turned traitor James Green. Taurey’s abused servant joined the rebels, subduing Taurey’s guests. Steven rode in pursuit of the fleeing Taurey but was captured by British soldiers. Taurey decided to settle the dispute with a duel….

Now, Steven faces his enemy on the field of honor, and discovers he was given an unloaded pistol. He hurls it, deflecting Taurey’s shot and fights the Redcoats. Warned by a cry to look behind him, Steven manages to get his shield in place to turn Taurey’s next shot back against himself, killing the villain. Continental troops led by Major Ulysses Bloodstone (who had changed his mind about the need to stand against tyranny since the last issue) overcome the Redcoats. Steven sees in the costume he wears an encouraging message about the strength and rightness of the patriots’ cause….

1941: Steve Rogers, recipient of the Super-Soldier Serum, has finished telling General Phillips about his illustrious ancestor. His sketches of the costume give Phillips the idea to create a similar identity for Steve to represent his country’s ideals against the Nazis as…Captain America!


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Story #2

An Ending

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan. Penciler: Steve Harris. Inker: Rodney Ramos. Colorist: Stick Tinsley.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

As Steve Rogers, the newly created Captain America awaits his first meeting with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his mind is filled with images of the Chief Executive: in 1933 he nearly fell from a fire escape climbing up to hear FDR’s inauguration on the radio. 1934: as his mother dies, a speech by the President can be heard on a radio nearby. 1938: Steve is proud to have an artist’s job thanks to FDR’s Works Progress Administration program. 1940: Steve Rogers is selected for the Super-Soldier Program ordered by the Commander-in-Chief. Now, Cap is brought into a meeting with his hero, and hesitantly asks the President why he was chosen for the job. FDR reveals to Cap that he is in a wheelchair, disabled by polio, and assures the young hero that courage and integrity, not mere physical strength, are what makes a leader, and Steve Rogers has those. The President appeals to Steve not to waste the gift he has been given: America needs a sentinel of liberty. 1945: Bucky brings word to Cap that President Roosevelt has died. As they proceed on their mission to stop Baron Zemo, Cap hears FDR’s final words on the radio "Let us move forward with strong and active faith."

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Steve Harris
Rodney Ramos
Stick Tinsley
Ron Frenz (Cover Penciler)
? (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bucky Barnes
Bucky Barnes

(James Barnes)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

Plus: Captain America (Revolutionary War), General Chester Phillips, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), Ulysses Bloodstone, William Taurey.