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Captain America #25: Review

Mar 2007
Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting

Story Name:

The Death of The Dream, Part One

Review & Comments

5 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #25 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
After surrendering to Iron Man's pro-registration forces (which ended the Superhuman Civil War), Steve Rogers AKA Captain America was put under arrest. But instead of facing a military tribunal, Rogers is sent to the Federal Courthouse in Manhattan to be arraigned in a public hearing. The transfer was orchestrated by general Aleksander Lukin (whose mind is inhabited by the Red Skull) using considerable influences.

A crowd holding signs, supporting Cap or not, gathers around the Courthouse. Sharon Carter and Bucky Barnes, sent by Nick Fury, are among the crowd.

As Cap is going up the steps of the Courthouse, he spots the laser mark of a sniper rifle on the back of the policeman walking in front of him. Cap jumps and takes the bullet for the man, which goes through his right side near the shoulder. Amidst the great confusion, Sharon runs to Steve. Three more shots are heard, and they all reach Steve in the mid section. Cap lies badly hurt.

As Sharon tries to comfort Cap, Nick informs Bucky of the sniper location, and helped by the Falcon, Bucky tackles and defeats the sniper who is Crossbones, a man of the Red Skull. SHIELD agents arrive moments later to bring him in.

Medics rush to bring Rogers to the nearest clinic, but as the ambulance reaches Mercy Hospital, Cap is pronounced dead.

Washing her face in the clinic's restroom, Sharon is approached by a nurse (Sin, the Red Skull's daughter in disguise) who tells her "Doctor Faustus says REMEMBER".

Suddenly, Sharon sees who, covered by the crowd and unseen, was responsible for the three fatal shots to Cap's mid section: it was her.

Preview Pages
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Steve Epting
Steve Epting
Frank D'Armata
Steve Epting (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: Aleksander Lukin.

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