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Captain America #9: Review

Jul 2013
Rick Remender, John Romita Jr.

Story Name:

(Castaway in Dimension Z, Chapter Nine)

Review & Comments

2.5 stars

Captain America #9 Review by (July 27, 2013)
Review: What the--? Cap’s only been in “Dimension Z” for a half-hour? Ohhh, they’d better have a good explanation for how he grew a beard, not to mention the fact that the events of the last two issues have lasted longer than that. How much of what we’ve read has been fake? Did Zola really implant Cap with false memories of kidnapping the baby and raising Ian for years? At what point did it end? Did the kid ever exist? And how could Marvel have the gall to end this drawn-out ten-part series by saying “It was all a dream!”? This overshadows all the other problems of the story such as Jet Black’s unlikely rejection of her entire value system in five minutes (does she really exist too?) and why we are supposed to feel sorry for the death of Kirby’s cartoonish villain. I wanted to like this new darker—and more sci-fi—take on Cap but they really worked against me at every point.

Comments: Fun Fact: Steve Rogers’ art style looks a lot like John Romita Jr.’s.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #9 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Captain America, devastated by the death of his adopted son Ian, is rescued by Sharon Carter who tells him that his memories are false and he has been in this underground world for only thirty minutes. They fight their way past mutate guards to aid Jet Black who is battling her father Arnim Zola. She stands up for humanity and compassion so Zola tries to kill her but Cap intervenes. While the two old enemies fight, Sharon and Jet lead the captive Phrox to safety. The savage brawl between the weakened Cap and the mechanical-suited madman ends when the hero detonates a bullet in Zola’s armor. Jet rushes to his side and Zola pushes her out of the way of a huge rock dropped on them by the mutates. With his dying breath Zola tells his daughter she is beautiful….

John Romita Jr.
Klaus Janson
Dean White
John Romita Jr. (Cover Penciler)
Klaus Janson (Cover Inker)
Dean White (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

Plus: Arnim Zola, Jet Black.

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