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Captain America #415: Review

May 1993
Mark Gruenwald, Rik Levins

Story Name:

Savage Landings!

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #415 Review by (December 11, 2016)
Comments: Part two of four parts. This Lorelei is not the familiar Thor character but a mutant created by Magneto in X-MEN #63. First appearance of the High Technician; his whole comic book career is in this story arc, #415-417 (though the letters page in #419 says he was in the Evolutionary War crossover a few years earlier). Cap's plane is shown in flight on the splash page and Zach Moonhunter is the likely pilot; since he is otherwise not seen or mentioned, does that count for him being in the comic or not?

Review: Don't let the floating heads fool you, that cover promises much and the inside delivers! Spectacular art marks not only the Panther vs. Ka-Zar brawl but also Cap's donnybrook with the dinosaur-men. The story is your typical “part two of four parts” where they are still introducing stuff, but the visuals are great.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #415 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Captain America, Black Panther, Falcon, and Diamondback arrive in the Savage Land on a mission to find the local deposit of Vibranium. They split up to cover more ground; Cap and Diamond go to Ka-Zar's home to enlist his help and are attacked by Zabu, the saber-toothed tiger. After a couple of scary seconds, Zabu recognizes Cap and leads him in search of his master....

The Falcon discovers a decidedly un-savage tower and, dodging the pterodactyl guard, enters and is captured....

Elsewhere, the Black Panther visits the chief of the indigenous tribe. The chief sends him off to the site of the mining operation with an attractive young woman named Maza as guide. Once there, T'Challa goes exploring and is attacked by Ka-Zar, who has been hypnotized into service by the Lord of the Tower. The epic battle ends with both antagonists trapped in a tar pit and sinking....

Cap and Diamond pursue Zabu and find the tiger in battle with a pair of Saur-Lords, humanized dinosaurs. Cap fights but Diamond has a hallucination that her enemy Snapdragon is haunting her and crashes the sky-cycle. Cap manages to hold his own until A.I.M. troopers arrive on the scene....

At the tower, Falcon meets his captor, the High Technician, who has his consort Lorelei hypnotize the winged hero....

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


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