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Captain America #32: Review

Dec 2004
Robert Kirkman, Scot Eaton

Story Name:

Super Patriot Part 4

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #32 Review by (October 11, 2010)
Review: Very entertaining story arc, with Cap being very witty and in full control of every situation. Sure, it doesn’t seem to fit the tragic events of “Avengers Disassembled” but sometimes that’s a good thing.

Comments: Final issue of series. Cover: “Captain America Disassembled.” Conclusion of a four-part story; this is an epilogue to the “Avengers Disassembled” story arc in AVENGERS (Vol. 1) #500-503. Steve does not don the Cap mask at any time in this issue. The Red Skull mentions Cynthia Glass among Cap’s former lovers; she appeared in the miniseries ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN AMERICA.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #32 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Steve Rogers knocks at the door of Rachel (Diamondback) Leighton, unaware that the Red Skull stands on the other side holding her corpse. The Skull, in his enhanced armor, crashes through the door, smashing Steve into the wall. Steve will not believe the Skull’s claims that Rachel was luring him into a trap and is horrified when the Red Skull reveals she is now dead. He rushes into the apartment to discover it is indeed true and he is momentarily consumed with grief. The Red Skull taunts him and Steve hurls his shield but the Skull is able to catch it and toss it away. The Nazi villain then proceeds to throw Steve around the apartment, crashing through walls and emerging into the street out front. The weakened building then collapses on them. The Red Skull then pulls Steve out of the wreckage, the violence having shredded his clothes revealing his Captain America uniform underneath. To their shock and horror, the dead Diamondback emerges from the rubble, snapping her neck back in place and threatening the Red Skull. She is also unable to explain her "resurrection" but that doesn’t stop her from pounding the Skull into a wall then using her mind to shut down the AI in his armor. She is about to kill the Nazi villain when Nick Fury arrives and orders her to stop, literally immobilizing her. Fury reveals to Cap that this "Diamondback" is an advanced LMD, sold to the Red Skull by the traitor Mark Nolan, one so advanced that it doesn’t know it isn’t the real person. The LMD, still confused as it is being taken away by SHIELD, calls to Steve for help but there’s nothing he can do. Sharon Carter brings out the real Diamondback, who has been a prisoner aboard the Sub-Carrier since her brain was scanned for the duplicate. After he gets some first aid, Cap and the real Diamond head off together.

Scot Eaton
Drew Geraci
Rob Schwager
Dave Johnson (Cover Penciler)
Dave Johnson (Cover Inker)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Rachel Leighton)
Red Skull
Red Skull

(Johann Shmidt)

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