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Captain America #408: Review

Oct 1992
Mark Gruenwald, Rik Levins

Story Name:

Dark Dawn

Review & Comments

2.5 stars

Captain America #408 Review by (September 11, 2016)
Comments: “An Infinity War Crossover”--Cover. a) Man and Wolf, Part Seven of Six (well, that's what it is). The doppelgangers of Cap and D-Man have crossed over from THE INFINITY WAR event. b) Final appearance of Cutthroat. c) Seen very briefly: She-Hulk, Captain Marvel (Photon), Quicksilver, Dr Druid. Final issue to feature a back-up story.

Review: See issue #402 for full review of this story arc.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #408 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Nightshade has been pressured into turning all of the unwilling werewolves human again. The white werewolf is revealed to be John Jameson. As Capwolf is injected a demonic doppelganger of Captain America suddenly appears in the room and attacks Capwolf. As Cap returns to normal he gives the monster a kick that causes it to be impaled on its own bladed shield and it dissolves....

The authorities arrive and take away Dredmund and Nightshade. Jack Russell and Wolfsbane head off to their own destinies. John Jameson tells Cap that after the bad experience with MODAM in issue #387, he has decided that the superhero world is not for him and says goodbye to Cap. Zack Moonhunter offer Cap and Dr Druid a lift in his skycraft....

Epilogue: In Central Park, the confused Dennis “D-Man” Dunphy sits by a steam; suddenly he is attacked by a demonic doppelganger of his own and knocked into the water....

2. “Night of the Knife” 2.5/5

Writer: Mark Gruenwald. Pencils: Larry Alexander. Inks: Don Hudson. Colors: John Kalisz.

Synopsis: Cutthroat has revealed himself to the captive Diamondback as her brother Danny; he promises to make sure nothing bad happens to her and tells her of his plan to murder Crossbones in the night.... That night he creeps into Crossbones' room; there's a fight in the dark and when the lights come on, Crossbones is the one left standing....

3. “Joyride” 2.5/5

Writer: Mark Gruenwald. Pencils: Rik Levins. Inks: Don Hudson. Colors: Ariane Lenshoek.   

Synopsis: Falcon soars over the city, testing his new improved flight-suit. He spies a stranger flying an Avengers sky-cycle and pursues, forcing the pilot to land. Back at Avengers HQ, Falcon learns that the flier is Zack Moonhunter, Captain America's new pilot. Black Widow catches various team members on recent adventures and Cap asks Falcon to join him in searching for the missing Diamondback....  

Rik Levins
Danny Bulanadi
George Roussos
Rik Levins (Cover Penciler)
Don Hudson (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Widow
Black Widow

(Natasha Romanoff)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: Wolfsbane.

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