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Captain America #9: Review

Jul 1997
James Robinson, Joe Bennett

Story Name:

Serpents & Eagles Pt. 2/4: Horror For Hollywood

Review & Comments

3 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #9 Synopsis by Kevin Hollander
Cap's pursuit of the Sons of the Serpent leads him from Texas to Arizona to Hollywood, California. After he helps capture a gang of Serpents, the local police force arrives to arrest them. While the Serpents are being loaded into the van, Cap is able to discuss the recent actions of the militia with Detective O'Brian. O'Brian knows that there is one person that gives the orders, but they can't figure out how it is or how he's doing it.

Cap asks for a few minutes alone with one of the prisoners.

After some aggressive interrogation (in the La Brea Tar Pits), Cap learns of a nearby weapons depot. He arrives too late to prevent their mission, but learns that they plan to kill key figures in Hollywood to symbolically strike back against the glamorization of declining American morals. Also he learns that someone in the Federal government is providing them with their weaponry. He arrives at the target area, saves the Hollywood elite, and captures the squad of domestic terrorists.

Back at police headquarters, O'Brian has been unable to get any useful information out of the prisoners. They all have a very limited knowledge of the plans of their leader, the Serpent King, who provides everything on a need-to-know basis.

Reports being pouring in detailing violent actions against minorities in seventeen states, pushing the death toll over 300. The Serpent King broadcasts his agenda to the country: purge the country of all impurities. If half the country must be scarified to achieve this goal, so be it.

Cap heads for Washington, D.C. to get to the bottom of this once and for all.

Joe Bennett
Sandra Hope
Wildstorm FX
Tom Raney (Cover Penciler)
Tom Raney (Cover Inker)


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Plus: Sons of the Serpent.

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