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Captain America #24: Review

May 2004
Robert Morales, Chris Bachalo

Story Name:

Homeland, Part Four

Review & Comments

Rating:
3 stars

Captain America #24 Review by (February 15, 2010)
Other inkers: Wayne Faucher.


Captain America #24 Review by (September 21, 2010)
Review: The mocking attitude toward Fidel Castro continues; in fact humor abounds in this issue, surprising in light of the grim threat to the world. Cap himself seems exceptionally witty in his repartee with Fury and Luisa Prohias. And despite his rendering of Cap with a too-small head, Bachalo handles the action scenes very nicely.

Comments: Part four of a five-part story. The raising of Lazarus appears in the Bible, the Gospel According to John, chapter 11.




 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #24 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Captain America converses with Fidel Castro as the SHIELD Sky-Destroyer takes them to Havana. Suddenly a rocket is fired at the craft and it is easily destroyed by SHIELD defenses. A patronizing Castro insists that Cap needs help on his mission and assigns to him Prohias and Gutierrez, two of the soldiers on the patrol Cap encountered on his journey. Outside, Nick Fury explains to Cap that allowing the two Cuban soldiers to accompany him is the price they pay for getting Castro to permit them into the country. SHIELD has been tracking el-Gamal and the escaped terrorists by means of a carcinogenous radiation implanted in them back at Camp Hasmat. As soon as the terrorists have reached their hideout Cap will go in, rescue the kidnapped historian Fernand Hedayat, locate the stockpiled bio-weapons, and plant a transmitter near them. SHIELD will then microwave the biological agents from the sky and destroy them, preventing an attack on the US and keeping them out of Castro’s hands. Later Cap eats with Luisa Prohias and Arturo Gutierrez and argues with the former about the success of Castro’s revolution if the people can’t get a decent meal. When the latter hears about Cap’s return after decades in suspended animation, he is stunned, recalling a dream he had about Lazarus raised from the dead and rescuing him with a cloud of sand….

After a suitable speech from Castro, Cap and the two Cubans are transported down to the ground, and they head for the terrorist hideout. The Cubans kill the guarda and the trio enters the building, finally coming upon the bulk of the enemy with the bio-weapons. They assault the terrorist and Cap stops el-Gamal from detonating the weapons. Finding Hedayat cowering, Cap makes sure he is all right when Prohias orders Cap to take the prisoner and leave, as they are seizing the bio-weapons for Cuba. Cap looks her in the eye and starts the signal device, giving them eight minute to get to safety before SHIELD fries the building….


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Chris Bachalo
Tim Townsend
Chris Bachalo
Dave Johnson (Cover Penciler)
Dave Johnson (Cover Inker)
Dave Johnson (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

Plus: Fidel Castro.

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