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Captain America #13: Review

Jul 2003
Chuck Austen, Jae Lee

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Review & Comments

3 stars

Captain America #13 Review by (July 6, 2010)
Review: The revisionist version of AVENGERS #4 takes on a very bitter and cynical tone. And all of a sudden Cap isn’t a soldier? The guy we saw in the first story arc of this series (#1-6) certainly was, so when did he become a pacifist? Austen seems to be projecting a post-Vietnam sensibility back onto a World War 2 figure and the results are bizarre, to say the least. Lee’s art is again the highlight, with his rendering of the Assassins very impressive.

Comments: “Ice, Part 2 of 5.”


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #13 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Hana, the Atlantean who met Captain America in issue #10, knocks at Steve Rogers’ door. Getting no answer she breaks in and finds Cap in tears, having viewed the films and other evidence (sent to him anonymously) that the US government deliberately froze him in the ice near the end of the war. He believes it’s because he failed as a super-soldier because he would not kill, and knowing that he would have opposed the use of the atomic bombs in Japan, his own government got him out of the way for decades. They also arranged for him to be found by the Avengers but the evidence does not suggest why he was revived at that specific time. At this moment a trio of masked women burst in to capture Cap—but he quickly overpowers them. Hana recognizes them as from the Lemurian Assassins Guild….

Jae Lee
Jae Lee
Jose Villarrubia
John Cassaday (Cover Penciler)
John Cassaday (Cover Inker)
John Cassaday (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

Plus: Hana of Atlantis, Lemurians.

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