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Captain America #29: Review

May 2000
Dan Jurgens, Brent Anderson

Story Name:

The Savage Man

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #29 Review by (March 27, 2018)

Review: Well, this should be interesting: Count Nefaria usually has something cool up his sleeve in his comic appearances. Plus, we're in a prehistoric version of THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU, which is also promising. And the passing of Ka-Zar is done in a very moving sequence; too bad it's a fake as we learn in another issue or so. Less promising is the revival of Protocide who looks like a dumb ape on the final page; looks are deceiving as he soon turns into a very formidable friend indeed! Stay tuned!

Comments: Part two of four parts. Cap's last visit to the Savage Land was in AVENGERS #256-257. Count Nefaria has been a pain in the neck since AVENGERS #13, back in 1965.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #29 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

On his rescue mission to the Savage Land, Captain America is surprised to meet Ka-Zar's son Matthew Plunder—who should be a baby only a few months old. No time for explanations, they have to fight off a horde of dinosaur-men, mutated from ordinary humans. Outnumbered, they are joined by Zabu and make their escape with a pair of friendly pterodactyls. Matthew takes Cap home to his parents, who turn out to be quite elderly. Ka-Zar explains that the arrival of the villain Stox has changed everything in the Land. He was doing genetic experimentation, using the locals as lab rats. Many died, others were mutated into monsters, and Ka-Zar, Shanna, and Matthew aged. Ka-Zar uses his dying breath to tell Cap that Sharon Carter is a prisoner of Stox. The family mourns the passing of the jungle hero....

In Stox's lab, the villain thanks Sharon for returning their escaped test subject Mehmet Kemel and she tries to rescue him from further experimentation and Stox blasts her with his eye beams. Cap, Matthew and Zabu assault Stox's lair, arriving at the lab where Cap recognizes Stox who unmasks as Count Nefaria....

At A.I.M. HQ, the experiment on the failed super-soldier test subject recovered from SHIELD and manage to restore him to life, dubbing him...Protocide!

2. “Fast Lane Part 4: Back on Target”

Writer: Glenn Herdling. Pencils: Gregg Schigiel. Inks: Richard Case. Colors: Paul Mounts.

Synopsis: An anti-drug public service announcement featuring Spider-Man appearing in several Marvel comics this month.

Brent Anderson
Dan Green
Gregory Wright
Andy Kubert (Cover Penciler)
Scott Hanna (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)


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