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Captain America #9: Review

Apr 2019
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Adam Kubert

Story Name:

Captain of Nothing: Part III

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Captain America #9 Review by (April 4, 2019)

Review: More prison doings with Cap and the bad guys, mostly with people believing that Steve really was the Big Bad of the Secret Empire. Eh. But then there's the new Dryad, whose identity is being kept secret though she bears more than a passing resemblance to Batman, or more accurately to Batwoman or Mother Panic. She is an interesting addition though not all that original for a company that already has Wolverine to be the mean crimefighter. We'll see where this goes.

Comments: Steve Rogers does not wear the Captain America outfit in this issue. First appearance of the new Dryad, already invoked by the Daughters of Liberty.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #9 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Alexa Lukin visits the publisher of Fact Channel News, half-persuading and half bullying him into running stories claiming the the Hydra Supreme Commander was really Steve Rogers/Captain America all along....

Sharon Carter and Misty Knight go to a meeting of the Daughters of Liberty presided over by the hooded Dryad. Their purpose: to plan what to do about the imprisoned Steve Rogers. Toni Ho shows the results of her hacking: the schematics of the Myrmidon, the escape-proof prison where Steve is being held. Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Invisible Woman, and Mockingbird each have suggestions on perhaps using an insider to help shut off the power dampeners. The second order of business is what to do about the Foreigner, the master assassin who killed Thunderbolt Ross and framed Captain America for the crime. Dryad decides to pay him a visit....

At the Myrdmidon, the remaining members of the Wrecking Crew, Thunderball, Bulldozer, and Piledriver (Wrecker was badly beaten by Baron Strucker last issue) decide to pick on Steve Rogers, whom they believe to be the Hydra leader. T-Ball pretends to have cracked under the pressure of the lights and freaks out so that the guards shoot him with their shock weapons; Steve sees this and attacks the guards, turning one around so that Steve can fire the guard's gun at the others. The entire mess hall erupts with prisoners fighting guards....

At Red Hook, the Dryad blows up a warehouse belonging to the 1400 Club, Foreigner's criminal organization. She confronts the money man, beats the man and leaves him to deliver the warning that the Dryad is on his trail....

At the Mymidon, Baron Strucker visits Steve who is chained up in solitary confinement. Strucker knows they cannot break Steve's spirit but he can convince those he cares about and those who trust him that Steve really was the Hydra Supreme Commander.....

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


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Peggy Carter)
Invisible Woman
Invisible Woman

(Sue Storm)

(Jessica Drew)

Plus: Alexa Lukin, Baron Strucker, Iron Patriot (Toni Ho), Wrecking Crew.

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