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Captain America #27: Review

Aug 2004
Robert Morales, Eddie Campbell

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3 stars

Captain America #27 Review by (September 28, 2010)
Review: Very intriguing tale unfortunately ends up promising a confusing alternate future plot in the second half. Campbell’s art is an improvement over the previous penciller.

Comments: Part one of a two-part story. Revelation 1: Rebecca is a cancer survivor. Revelation 2: Steve can’t get drunk.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #27 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Rebecca Quan looks in her bathroom mirror and behind her she sees the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, then, as she and Steve relate to Phil at the diner, a reporter asked her how she felt about being called the Yoko Ono of the Avengers. That’s when she woke from the nightmare. As they discuss the mental toll taken by the terror incident, Steve gets a call: Senator Lester Paley and several hundred other people were killed in an incident in Cleveland. As Captain America he reviews film of the disaster with Iron Man and sees a massive explosion (similar to the Oklahoma City bombing); Tony describes the technology as very high tech, possibly Latverian. Cap wishes he could have been there so he might have stopped it. Cap and Iron Man head to the site: standing by a massive crater they are suddenly attacked by hordes of mechanical insects. Overwhelmed, Iron Man uses his armor to set off an electromagnetic pulse to short out the creatures but the pulse also shuts down his pacemaker. Cap applies pressure to the suits charka and restarts Tony’s heart. An examination of the metal bugs reveals the stamp of Stark Industries but Tony does not even recognize the alloy used. Out of nowhere a green glow appears and before their eyes, the disaster site reconstitutes itself—and restores the dead to life, as though nothing had happened. Senator Paley questions Tony about the incident; further investigation has revealed that the metal insects are from twenty years in the future—and they are toys. An irritated Paley takes his leave.

Later, Rebecca goes over to Steve’s place and is attacked by a woman in a red, white and blue costume looking for Captain America—her father. The interloper reveals she is responsible for the Cleveland incident, an attempt to kill her father: Isaiah Bradley. A confused Rebecca, fighting for her life, as she once fought cancer, manages to grab a kitchen knife and stab her attacker. The injured woman gives her name as Becky Barnes and vanishes in a green glow, leaving a confused and traumatized Rebecca alone in the kitchen….

Eddie Campbell
Stewart McKenny
Brian Reber
Dave Johnson (Cover Penciler)
Dave Johnson (Cover Inker)
Dave Johnson (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

Plus: Becky Barnes, Lester Paley, Rebecca Quan.

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