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Captain America #150: Review

Jun 1972
Gerry Conway, Sal Buscema

Story Name:

Mirror, Mirror…!

Review & Comments

Rating:
3 stars

Captain America #150 Review by (February 15, 2010)
Conclusion of a two-part story.




 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #150 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
The cosmic being paralyzes all present with a wave of his hand and proceeds to tell his tale: he is not the Stranger but merely impersonating him. In reality he is Jakar, the last survivor of a distant alien race, who schemes to use the souls of the kidnapped children to resurrect his people, including his beloved wife. He then teleports away, taking the children with him. Batroc, bitter at being betrayed, escapes to pursue the alien; Falcon sends Redwing after him while he and Captain America mop up Batroc’s Brigade. Meanwhile at SHIELD HQ, Sharon and Val have a heart-to-heart talk, as the latter confesses that while trying to make Nick jealous she has fallen in love with Steve. Elsewhere, Redwing has led Cap and the Falcon to Jakar’s cavern hideout. They enter and find Batroc in suspended animation but see no sign of the phony stranger. It’s a trap: “Batroc” reveals himself as Jakar and seals the two heroes in glass tubes. As the Stranger prepares to send the kidnapped children to his homeworld, Falcon manages to short-circuit the glass prison, escape and free Cap. The heroes are joined by the real Batroc and together they fight the alien enemy but his powers are too great for them. Cap notices that Jakar’s scanner is locked on his wife; he draws his enemy’s attention to the sight and asks Jakar to consider what his wife would think if she knew what he was doing. Overcome by shame, Jakar frees the children and departs to wander the depths of space. Cap and Falcon apprehend Batroc and take the rescued children home. Later Steve receives a visit from Sharon, who explains the complications with Val. As the lovers embrace, they are unaware that they are being watched from the alley across the way; the skulkers are the Scorpion and Mr. Hyde.


Sal Buscema
John Verpoorten
(Unknown artist)
Gil Kane (Cover Penciler)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Falcon
Falcon

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: Mr. Hyde (Calvin Zabo).

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