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Captain America #416: Review

Jun 1993
Mark Gruenwald, Rik Levins

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(No title given)

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #416 Review by (December 11, 2016)
Comments: Part three of four parts. Black Panther mentions finding Maza and setting her free offstage; I was worried for a minute.

Review: Classic cover! Cap punching dinosaurs in the face! And with his blond eyebrows showing through his mask! This comic reminds me of the Silver Age glories of Marvel when big, dumb, and exciting was the rule of the game—and this isn't that dumb but cool.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #416 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

 In the Savage Land, Captain America's battle with the Saur-Lords (humanized dinosaurs) is interrupted by the arrival of forty A.I.M. Agents; suddenly one of them starts shooting, causing chaos and panic among the agents and continued firing at one another. Cap leaps to disarm the wayward shooter and discovers it is Diamondback in disguise....

Black Panther, trapped in a tar pit with the brainwashed Ka-Zar, uses his shirt to snag a vine and pull himself out. He tosses a vine to Ka-Zar and returns to where he left his sky-cycle and Maza his native guide....

At the Citadel, the High Technician shows the Falcon (hypnotized by Lorelei) his work in creating dinosaur people, and explains that he has allowed A.I.M. to mine the Savage Land's Vibranium in exchange for providing him with resources he needs for his experiments. The Technician then orders Falcon to locate his companions and bring them back to be hypnotized too....

Cap scolds Diamondback for unnecessary violence then regrets it; Diamond thinks she sees her (deceased) enemy Snapdragon and opens fire. Cap calms her down and they fly off. Falcon contacts both Cap and Black Panther via their Avengers cards and they arrange to meet up. A pterodactyl-man snatches Maza off the back of the Panther's cycle and he races in pursuit. Cap and Diamond link up with the Falcon and head to the citadel. When they arrive Lorelei tries to hypnotize them but Falcon punches out the High Technician; turns out his lenses blocked Lorelei's power over him and he was faking all along. Saur-Lords show up to pick a fight and the heroes get into a brawl, soon joined by the Panther who has freed Maza. Suddenly the entire building is shaken and they look outside to see Terminus, a 200-foot-tall mechanical creature, assaulting the citadel....

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


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