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Captain America #703: Review

Jun 2018
Mark Waid, Leonardo Romero

Story Name:

[Promised Land Part Three]

Review & Comments

Rating:
3.5 stars

Captain America #703 Review by (June 6, 2018)

Review: Okay installment in the futuristic series is okay but there is so much going on to be crammed into the limited page count that it feels at times more like the Cliff's Notes version of the story. But the issue coasts on the goodwill raised by the first two chapters and it's hard to dislike.

Comments: The story has no title though #701 was “Promised Land Part One” so.... Full art credits are Art: Leonardo Romero with Alan Davis & Mark Farmer. Colors: Jordie Bellaire with Irma Kniivila. Davis does the contemporary Cap part. Cap's Corner, an end of the issue feature, has longtime reader Don Balch saying what Captain America means to him and to his family.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #703 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The villain General Pursur has the seriously ill Steven, son of historian Jackson Rogers, taken into custody....

Jack, meanwhile, has unwittingly freed the Red Skull from the Cosmic Cube and the villain, thinking that Jack is Captain America in disguise, tries to kill him. Jack's mind goes back to an incident in Cap's career...

...Cap was taken prisoner by the Melter and Radioactive Man, torturing him by injecting him with a lethal poison, to try to find out the Avengers' secret codes. Cap instead tricks Radioactive Man into revealing the details of the bad guys' plot and breaks free. He is rescued by more Avengers; Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch defeat the baddies and rush Cap to a hospital while Quicksilver searches the docks for the enemy bomb...

...Jack holds on to the fact that his son needs him to stave off dying; the Red Skull quickly realizes his opponent isn't Captain America and instead forces Jack to serve him. Jack aids the Skull in his wicked scheme, asking only that the villain help his son. Jack tells him about General Pursur's plot to turn American citizens into sleeper agents for the Kree. The Skull seizes control of the White House then broadcasts the details of the plot to the public. The people rise up against the villainous leaders as Jack's true plan is revealed: setting the Red Skull and the Kree against one another. Jack locates his son and clobbers Pursur—who reveals that the Kree are coming to destroy Earth to put an end to their failed plans. Jack reveals that Steve is the key to defeating the Kree....


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


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Hawkeye
Hawkeye

(Clint Barton)
Red Skull
Red Skull

(Johann Shmidt)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)

Plus: Kree, Melter (Bruno Horgan), Radioactive Man.