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Captain America #11: Review

Jun 2019
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Kubert

Story Name:

Captain of Nothing: Part V

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Captain America #11 Review by (June 22, 2019)

Review: A nicer issue than we've seen lately as it is an almost entirely action-filled romp which sees Cap doing heroic stuff, including using a hatch cover as a shield. The conspiracy tropes that have filled previous issues are mostly omitted here. And I'd like to see more of the Dryad and the Daughters of Liberty, Coates' outstanding contribution to the series. Kubert's art is a bit brighter too making for a less depressing issue.

Comments: Steve Rogers does not wear the Captain America outfit in this issue. Cap roughly quotes Donald Rumsfeld, You go to war with the army you have, not the one you wished,” a comment which would backfire on George W. Bush's Defense Secretary.






 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #11 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Sharon Carter and the Daughters of Liberty (Dryad, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Mockingbird, Toni Ho) are watching via CCTV the riot at the Myrmidon prison. Steve Rogers, who would rather have gotten out by legal means, finds himself teamed up with the Wrecker and other super-powered felons in combat with the heavily-armed guards. The cons resent his giving orders but he is able to take out several guards with a hurled circular hatch cover. Steve leads the push , heading toward the submersible bay. Baron Strucker, the prison's ruler, is on his feet again after the beating he took last issue but Invisible Woman and Misty Knight are on the scene to knock him out again and discover he was working with some sort of AI protocol. The Americops invade (the private police corps seen in Nick Spencer's run on Cap) and take on the prisoners....

Meanwhile, Dryad is on another mission: to capture the Foreigner, the real killer of Thunderbolt Ross whose murder Captain America was framed for. She gasses the villain's hideout, knocking out all of his henchmen and taking him on. Their fight ends when Crossbones and Sin, hired by Aleksander Lukin to kill Foreigner, fire a rocket launcher at the cabin and blow it to bits. Dryad survives but without the asset....

Steve and his group arrive at the submersible bay where they take on the Americops in a firefight. Suddenly the cops all drop, thanks to Misty's finding a switch on the controller. Then Steve is hit by one of Jack O'Lantern's pumpkin bombs and goes down as the convicts board the subs and escape. Sue and Misty rescue Steve and take the captive Strucker to their ship and fly off. Steve asks for an explanation and Misty and Sue smile....


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Adam Kubert
Adam Kubert
Matt Milla
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Caramagna.

Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Dryad
Dryad

(Peggy Carter)
Invisible Woman
Invisible Woman

(Sue Storm)
Spider-Woman
Spider-Woman

(Jessica Drew)

Plus: Baron Strucker, Daughters of Liberty, Foreigner, Iron Patriot (Toni Ho), Sin (Synthia Schmidt).

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