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Captain America #2: Review

Jul 2002
John Ney Rieber, John Cassaday

Story Name:

One Nation: Enemy, Chapter Two

Review & Comments

3 stars

Captain America #2 Review by (June 9, 2010)
Review: The story continues with the tense and grim realism of the opener. So far, nothing surprising thematically: the terrorists are portrayed entirely as bad guys, with no sympathy hinted at. These men are killers, nothing more, nothing less. The best part of the story is its portrayal of Captain America as first and foremost a soldier, a man who can follow orders and get a job done, qualities which had at times been subsumed under a general quality of “leadership” in the antimilitary decades since the 60s.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #2 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Outside Centerville, TV reporter Jessica Seldon is taken hostage by a masked terrorist….

Later Nick Fury informs Captain America that half of the town’s 600 residents are being held in the church….

Earlier, the Easter service was invaded by killers who spread small bombs over the church floor connected by a dense web of tripwires….

Continuing the briefing on the way to Centerville, Fury reveals that al-Tariq’s one demand is to have Captain America turned over to him….

Jessica Seldon is forced to broadcast to the nation the terrorists’ demand that Captain America die for the sins of the nation….

On the ground, Cap runs through the town, evading the tripwires, a task made more difficult by the sudden rain. He leaps to a rooftop and takes out a snipers’ nest, even saving one man from falling to the explosive-ridden ground below. Suddenly, Cap arrives near the church and fights his way through the massed enemy, no longer the novice he was in the earlier war but a man who can face death and overcome it. He explodes a number of mines to clear and path and makes his way to the church, where in the yard he is surrounded…by armed children….

John Cassaday
John Cassaday
Dave Stewart
John Cassaday (Cover Penciler)
John Cassaday (Cover Inker)
John Cassaday (Cover Colorist)


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Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

Plus: al-Tariq.

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