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Captain America #6: Review

Dec 2002
John Ney Rieber, John Cassaday

Story Name:

(No title given: Warlords Part Three)

Review & Comments

3 stars

Captain America #6 Review by (June 9, 2010)
Review: This story-arc featured the hallmarks of the 21st century comic book story: a) a grim and intense story, b) realistic art, and c) decompressed plotting, as a single story that would have filled a 24-page issue is stretched to fill six issues. The result: a moving tale that was neither the pro-Bush nor anti-America screed other reviewers saw—though it would be far easier to make a case for the latter. The American people are portrayed as good, decent lovers of freedom and morality—but are duped by their wicked corrupt leaders. However, the following story arc is the one that really should have ticked people off….

Issue includes a three-page preview of UNCANNY X-MEN #416.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #6 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Steve Rogers uses his shield to protect himself as the government building, site of a bombing, collapses around him. Donning his Captain America costume, he cuts his way out of the rubble to confront the terrorist responsible. He fights with the mastermind behind the Centerville attack, a man with a burned face, subduing him to turn over to the police. Cap questions him about the CATtags, which he led his followers to believe could transfer their consciousness to a new body at death. The arriving police, however, turn out to be the terrorist’s gang, and they overpower Cap. The leader orders his men away, claiming for himself the right to kill Captain America. He explains to Cap that only his CATtag has to ability to keep its wearer immortal, and that selling the tags to the US Military was easy, so that his scheme to commit mass murder of service personnel will go forward. As the two fight, they drop through the rubble into the bowels of the building. The villain offers a challenge to Cap: he will surrender with all his men, if Cap can tell where he is from. His parents were simple farmers, killed with American-supplied weapons, his own face burned—which of America’s many conflicts was this part of? Cap defends his nation, blaming the leaders, not the people, insisting that his nation has changed and will change. As the hero beats his foe, he insists that if the terrorist truly felt the suffering of the innocent, he would die rather than inflict it on anyone else: all he is capable of feeling is his own hatred. Cap, seeing from the villain’s CATtag that he is still alive, rededicates himself, with his people, to the cause of freedom and peace.

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


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