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Captain America #9: Review

Apr 2003
John Ney Rieber, Trevor Hairsine

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(No title given)

Review & Comments

3 stars

Captain America #9 Review by (February 15, 2010)
Other writers: Chuck Austen. Other inkers: Allen Martinez.

Captain America #9 Review by (June 16, 2010)
Review: Granted that White America has treated the natives badly (go read Dee Brown’s “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”) but invoking an emotionally charged issue in a comic book…I don’t know about that. The subversion of Cap’s “better America” ideal (see previous issue) begins here, as Inali would claim that distinction for himself.

Comments: “The Extremists, Part 3 of 5.” Villains who appear in the vision include the Red Skull, Baron Zemo, and Batroc the Leaper.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #9 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Inali Redpath explains to Captain America he has just immobilized Barricade’s men and killed their leader. He also asks Cap why he has never been bothered by reporters even thought his identity is now public. Cap rejects Inali’s overture of friendship, claiming he is not a friend of a murderer. He knocks Inali down, and the troops suddenly snap into action. Cap just orders them to take the children to safety—"or I will make you eat those guns." As the soldiers take the children home, Cap confronts Inali, who explains he has been given the power of the winds and the weather to drive out the white invaders who stole the lands of his people. His spirit has joined with the Sioux thunder god Haokah to destroy the nation whose colors Cap wears. He uses his wind power to snatch away Cap’s shield and knock the Avenger down. He forces Cap to swallow bitters to open his consciousness and departs in a helicopter. Cap races and grabs onto the landing struts and hangs on. Inali calls Nick Fury and tells him to watch for the storm of the century: he levitates into the sky and calls down the winds and lightning on Miami below. Cap enters the copter, takes a parachute and drops into the air. Cap reaches the ground—but then the bitters take effect and he starts seeing mad visions of old enemies….

Trevor Hairsine
Allen Martinez
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: Inali Redpath.

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