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Captain America #3: Review

Sep 2018
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Leinil Francis Yu

Story Name:

Winter in America: Part III

Review & Comments

4.5 stars

Captain America #3 Review by (September 5, 2018)

Review: Another impressive blend of action and introspection as Cap deals with a divided America and the betrayal of American soldiers. Real life may prove a little trickier to deal with as the problems facing America now are not the result of a sinister secret organization pulling strings for their own benefit (despite what a lot of people think). The best moment: Cap, learning of corruption in the US government, comments that maybe he shouldn't be surprised; T'Challa tells him to never expect such things from his own people, “the day you are not surprised is the day Captain America dies.”

Comments: Okoye was a regular character in the 1998 BLACK PANTHER comic series, and was recently revived in response to her inclusion in the 2018 BLACK PANTHER movie. Zeke Stane is the son of Obadiah Stane and usually an Iron Man foe.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Agent 13, Sharon Carter, is on her mission to Alberia, escorted by a pair of younger agents; suspicious, she stabs one and forces the other at gunpoint to tell her what is going on....

Steve Rogers, undercover in a small town, chats with some locals to learn the effects of the Hydra takeover—it was all positive. Hydra fixed the schools, eliminated the drug pushers, provided health care, and brought back the jobs. And after Hydra was defeated, Power Enterprises moved in and kept everything going. Steve ponders how once America was united by the values of democracy and freedom but things are different now....

Captain America meets with Black Panther and General Okoye, reporting how America is the perfect place to raise a family—or a terrorist cell—as all of Hydra's improvements were fake, a cover for their real activities and now Power Enterprises is in control. The leaders of the group are known villains who, having fought against Hydra, now enjoy close ties with Washington. T'Challa suspects Zeke Stane is behind the rise of the Nukes, with his HQ under the town Steve visited, and he has an unknown connection to someone in the government. Cap worries about the Nukes as they were American soldiers but T'Challa says there is no way to save them....

Cap, Panther, and Okoye invade the Nuke lab and find themselves fighting a literal army of Nukes; as Cap holds off the horde, Panther battles Stane himself who is wearing a suit with electrical powers. The men provide the distraction while Okoye locates the control room and downloads a virus that shuts down the Nukes—then she discovers that Sharon Carter is in danger and alerts her teammates....

In Alberia, as she holds the rogue agent captive, she is approached by Selene who drains the life energy from the agent and grows younger before addressing Sharon....

Leinil Francis Yu
Gerry Alanguilan
Sunny Gho
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Panther
Black Panther

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

Plus: Okoye, Selene, Zeke Stane (Ezekiel Stane).

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