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Captain America #412: Review

Feb 1993
Mark Gruenwald, Rik Levins

Story Name:

Disguise the Limit

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #412 Review by (June 23, 2020)

Review: The battle royal begins (would the cover lie?) as the plot gets entertainingly complicated. A lot of fighting; Superia is the same old cartoon feminist/supervillain which is always a hoot. MODAM returns, icky though that it, she promises some fun for the next issue. And a lot of extra large panels show off Levins and Bulanadi's art to great effect.

Comments: Part two of three parts. There are still far too many villains in cameos to list. This Razor-Fist and his brother appeared in MASTER OF KUNG-FU #105-106; this one will last longer as part of the Hood's gang, meeting two Caps in SIEGE: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1. The original Razorfist was in MASTER OF KUNG-FU #29-30; he is not related to this guy. Title is a pun on the saying “The sky's the limit” meaning there is no limit.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #412 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

At the A.I.M. weapons expo, Captain America, disguised as Crossbones, is being pummeled in the arena by the massive General Wo. He buries his hands in the big man's throat until Wo surrenders. Without a break, Capbones is attacked by Razor-Fist, who has knife blades for hands....

Falcon, disguised as Jack O'Lantern, leaves the stadium to search for Diamondback who was hunting Snapdragon. We learn that Diamond, disguised as Mother Night, has found her—in Superia's entourage. Startled, she can only back away as Superia advises her to ditch the Red Skull and join up with her; Diamond follows quietly. Elsewhere on the island, Shang-Chi, on a mission to destroy his father Fu Manchu's nefarious works, emerges from a crate which he used to sneak onto the island and recognizes A.I.M. agents....

Capbones breaks off Razorfist's razor fists and is immediately attacked by the final challenger: Batroc the Leaper himself. After a few moments of violent sparring, Batroc recognizes Cap by his fighting style and, on the point of losing the fight, reveals Cap's identity to the crowd of enemies....

Diamondback has trailed Superia and her gang to the A.I.M. corporate headquarters. Superia asks for a meeting with the CEO Brannex; after announcing her plans to take over A.I.M. she blasts a hole through Brannex's chest—as MODAM appears behind her....

Diamond confronts Snapdragon and reveals herself to her enemy....

Falcon abandons his disguise to better search for Diamond and he encounters Shang-Chi; each assumes the other is a bad guy and they clash. 'Twas ever thus....

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


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Batroc the Leaper
Batroc the Leaper

(Georges Batroc)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Rachel Leighton)

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: MODAM, Razor-Fist, Snapdragon (Sheoke Sanada), Superia (Deidre Wentworth).

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