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Captain America #30: Review

Jun 2000
Dan Jurgens, Andy Kubert

Story Name:

Waste of Dreams

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #30 Review by (March 27, 2018)

Review: A highly entertaining issue, wit Cap and Sharon bickering over their recent past, while held in hanging cages and Cap entangled in a giant serpent! And that opening plot summary by Mehmet Kemel to remind us what's going on! Then there's the battle on the broken rope bridge! And something-or-other with Connie Ferrari! Well, no issue's perfect. But this era of Cap is a lot of larger-then-life fun with Dan Jurgens' tongue-in-cheek attitude!

Comments: Part three of four parts. Something seems wrong here: when we were introduced to Mehmet Kemal in issue #21, we were told he was the Director of the Turkish Secret Service, mysteriously transformed into a dinosaur; now we learn he started out as a dinosaur and was taken prisoner in Turkey, so when did he becomes head of the Turkish Secret Service? Or were they lying to her in Turkey? Why would anyone make up a story like that? And Sharon calls him Barney after the friendly dinosaur from the US children's show BARNEY AND FRIENDS; if you've never heard of him, count yourself blessed.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #30 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Captain America and Matthew Plunder are captives of Stox/Count Nefaria along with Sharon Carter and Mehmet Kemel. Nefaria is planning to create a horde of powerful creatures who will supply him with ion-power. Cap and Sharon bicker over their recent romantic troubles as Kemel is bombarded with horrible radiation. Cap, wrapped in a serpent inside a cage manages to kick his shield out and push the madman's machine away from Kemel. Cap breaks out of the cage n leaps in front of the beam which strikes the serpent forcing it to release Cap. Nefaria tries to flee; Cap releases Sharon and Matthew and pursues the villain outside onto a rickety rope bridge that leads to Nefaria's escape craft. The baddie uses a remote control device to summon his ship, having it fire at Cap and destroy the bridge. Climbing up the wrecked bridge, Cap removes the device from Nefaria's ear and the villain plunges to his doom? No, Matthew swings down on a vine and snatches him out of the air....

Epilogue 1: Connie Ferrari returns to her apartment, happy over her relationship with Steve Rogers—and unaware that Nick Fury is hiding right outside her window....

Epilogue 2: A.I.M. scientists communicate with the newly-revived Protocide, telling him that Captain America is his greatest enemy....

Andy Kubert
Dan Green
Gregory Wright
Andy Kubert (Cover Penciler)
Matt Banning (Cover Inker)
Chris Sotomayor (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

Plus: Connie Ferrari, Protocide (Clinton McIntyre).

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