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Captain America #702: Review

May 2018
Mark Waid, Leonardo Romero

Story Name:

[Promised Land Part Two]

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #702 Review by (May 16, 2018)

Review: The fascinating glimpses in the previous issue of a world ruled by Cap's ideas have been superseded by a more straightforward action/sci-fi plot, so the rating has dropped a bit. However we do get the promise of Cap himself coming back in the next issue (the final one in this series) and I thinks that's cool. Of course, he'll have to deal with a revived Red Skull as well and it will likely be their final face-off in history. Tres cool!

Comments: The story has no title though last issue was “Promised Land Part One” so.... Full art credits are Art: Leonardo Romero with Rob Reis & Howard Chaykin. Colors: Jordie Bellaire with Rod Reis & Jesus Aburtov. Reis does the France 1943 section and Chaykin the Cap versus Red Skull flashback. Cap's Corner, an end of the issue feature, has new reader Andrew-Michael saying what Captain America means to him. Old Vic's final words are “Sic semper tyrannis” meaning “Thus ever to tyrants,” which John Wilkes Booth shouted as he assassinated Abraham Lincoln. PS the issue solicit isn't accurate.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #702 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
France: 1943: A wounded and unconscious Captain America is being guarded by members of the Resistance; when they run into a Vichy patrol there is a fight, the female leader using Cap's own shield to protect his life from an enemy gunshot....

Historian Jackson Rogers, descendant of Steve Rogers, is in hiding falsely accused of terrorism because he uncovered a plan to turn American citizens into sleeper agents for the Kree Empire. He seeks sanctuary at a secret safehouse run by the Guild of Historians. He tries sharing his problem with others but he is dismissed as a madman, like the elderly Old Vic. This aged historian is ignored because he is believed to be senile, his mind shattered by his studies. But it turns out he believes Jack, informing him that Captain America is still alive and using his timelens to show him Cap and the Red Skull, trapped inside a Cosmic Cube, dueling for eternity. Old Vic tells Jack that he must find Cap—and then police burst in, looking for Jack and shooting Old Vic as he spirits Jack out a secret exit. Jack tunnels through the ruins of Washington D.C. And finds Cap's cracked shield and a giant opaque cube. He uses the shield to smash the cube open and free—the Red Skull....

Leonardo Romero
Leonardo Romero
Jordie Bellaire
Michael Cho (Cover Penciler)
Michael Cho (Cover Inker)
Michael Cho (Cover Colorist)


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Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Red Skull
Red Skull

(Johann Shmidt)

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