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Captain America #18: Review

Jun 1999
Mark Waid, Lee Weeks

Story Name:

Man Out of Time

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #18 Review by (December 20, 2017)
Comments: Part four of five parts. The final future reality has been named Earth-96601. Sole appearance of Primax/Jaromel. Issue includes a six-page history of Cap's shield, supplying needed background to the forthcoming issue #20. Inks credited to Robert Campanella, Jesse Delperdang, Bob McLeod, Al Milgrom, and Tom Palmer. Colors by Christie Scheele and Gregory Wright.

Review: A sci-fi riff on the glories of democracy and free will makes for an enjoyable change of pace issue for this title—a bit heavy-handed but with a wish that the values Captain America stands for be remembered centuries from now.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #18 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Korvac returns to his world in 3007 where the entire human race has been enslaved under the watchful eye of his adjutant Primax, a machine-run utopia for the glory of Korvac the Machine God. But there is some dissension—Captain America rises up to lead a revolt and Korvac destroys him, then reboots the timeline. Over and over this happens, with Cap showing up in one rebel plan or another, always being defeated, the timeline always being rebooted , with Korvac choosing to allow Cap to keep his memories of his other failures as punishment. Finally, Korvac decides that the only way to end Cap's interference is to reboot at the point he gained the Red Skull's power, back in 1999. But Cap's praises of freedom have penetrated the heart of Korvac's servant Primax and, remembering his own name Jaromel, becomes the new Captain America, continuing to lead the revolution against Korvac....  

Lee Weeks
Andy Kubert (Cover Penciler)
Jesse Delperdang (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)

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