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Captain America #8: Review

Feb 2019
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Kubert

Story Name:

Captain of Nothing: Part II

Review & Comments

Rating:
3 stars

Captain America #8 Review by (February 27, 2019)

Review: Another dreary issue full of misery and cynicism. On the other hand the appearance of the guy who looks like Steve Rogers and may be the real Supreme Commander suggests that this story is actually going somewhere! And here's hoping the Daughters of Liberty have more to do next time; they're the brightest spot in Cap comics for the past several years!

Comments: Steve Rogers does not wear the Captain America outfit in this issue.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #8 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

A man who looks suspiciously like Steve Rogers but with a Hydra tattoo on his torso receives a visit from Alexa Lukin. She tells him he is free to go so he gets dressed....

Steve Rogers, falsely accused of murder, is now a prisoner at Myrmidon, the private prison run by Baron Strucker. Strucker, once leader of Hydra, switched sides during the Secret Empire, and was rewarded by the US government with the prison position. Strucker also often beats up a prisoner and broadcasts it to the whole prison. Today it's the Wrecker, a man who challenged Thor but who can't defeat Strucker....

Sharon Carter meets with New York Mayor Wilson “The Kingpin” Fisk; after some verbal sparring, she gets down to business. Nothing that happens in the City escapes Fisk's notice, so she want to know who really killed Thunderbolt Ross. When he acts coy she threatens blackmail; Fisk calmly turns over to her a USB drive and asks who the city—or even the country—trusts more: Wilson Fisk or Steve Rogers?

In prison, Bulldozer invites Steve to a game of pool; Steve wants nothing to do with him because he's a criminal. This leads to an angry confrontation with Piledriver and Bulldozer, who believe Steve was the Hydra Supreme Commander and therefore a worse criminal than either of them, and even if he wasn't how many people died for the lies that Captain America sold them?....

Alexa Lukin and “Steve” are in flight when Lukin excuses herself. Selene then attacks “Steve” and though he puts up a valiant fight, in the end he is dead, drained of his life force....

In their secret lair, Sharon and some of the Daughters of Liberty (Mockingbird, Misty Knight, White Tiger) look at the information supplied by the Kingpin: Ross' killer is said to be the assassin known only as The Foreigner of the 1400 Club....


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Adam Kubert
Adam Kubert
Frank Martin
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

Plus: Alexa Lukin, Baron Strucker, Daughters of Liberty, Misty Knight, Selene, White Tiger (Ava Ayala).