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Captain America #403: Review

Jul 1992
Mark Gruenwald, Rik Levins

Story Name:

City of Wolves

Review & Comments

3 stars

Captain America #403 Review by (July 24, 2016)
Comments: Man and Wolf, Part Two of Six. Nightshade was introduced in CAP #164 where she turned Falcon into a werewolf; she reappeared in #189-190, fought Power Man and Iron Fist a few times in their title, and most recently appeared in CAP #389-391. The unknown werewolf is identified as Ferocia, who was also a Power Man/Iron Fist villain and appeared with Nightshade in CAP #389-391.

Captain America #403 Review by (July 24, 2016)
Review: See issue #402 for full review of this story arc.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #403 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Captain America and Dr. Druid are in the woods of northern Massachusetts in their search for John Jameson; the werewolf that attacked them is roped and sedated by the silver-armored Moonhunter from his sky-craft. Cap takes his Sky-Cycle in pursuit but his foe shoots the craft down, then fires bullets into Cap's chest. Moonhunter delivers the captive werewolf to the laboratory of Dr. Nightshade....

Back in New York, Dr. Kincaid diagnoses the stricken Dennis (D-Man) Dunphy with selective amnesia caused by his being submerged in Arctic waters (issue #349); Jarvis is concerned about him and his prospects for recovery....

Dr Nightshade informs her master, Dredmund Druid, about the arrival of an unknown werewolf. Dredmund claims it was drawn there to Starkesboro by the reconstituted Moonstone which is attracting other lycanthropes. Outside, Wolverine, also investigating the werewolf killings, is attacked by the furry Night Patrol and it takes four blasts from Moonhunter's shotgun to put him down....

Cap and Dr. Druid, both recovered from their earlier injuries, soon arrive in Starkesboro on the trail of Moonhunter and find themselves surrounded by dozens of werewolves....

2. “Taken to Task” 2.5/5

Writer: Mark Gruenwald. Pencils: Larry Alexander. Inks: Ariane Lenshoek. Colors: Ariane Lenshoek.

Synopsis: The captive Diamondback recalls when she had joined the Taskmaster's school to learn how to be a tough guy—until she spotted Brock (the future Crossbones) Rumlow as one of the teachers, the man who raped her and murdered her brother. She dashed into the locker room and cut her hair short, praying she would not be recognized...then she wakes up in the present, prisoner of Crossbones, who gives her a meal before her grueling training resumes....

Rik Levins
Danny Bulanadi
Gina Going
Rik Levins (Cover Penciler)
Danny Bulanadi (Cover Inker)
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