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Captain America #27: Review

Jun 2007
Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting

Story Name:

The Death of The Dream, Part Three

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #27 Review by (February 15, 2010)
Other artists: Mike Perkins. Among the museum exhibits are Cap’s uniforms, motorcycle, Golden Age Captain America Comics and a poster for the 1944 movie serial.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #27 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
At a press conference Tony Stark declares that Captain America will not be replaced. Bucky (Winter Soldier) Barnes arrives at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington to visit the new Captain America exhibit; he’s really there to check out the security measures. Realizing the room would be vulnerable to thieves, he concludes the shield in the exhibit is a fake and that as long as Tony Stark has the real shield he can always replace Captain America. Meanwhile, Sharon Carter, wracked with guilt over her part in Cap’s murder, wants desperately to kill herself, but the hypnotic block Dr Faustus placed on her mind to stop her from revealing that she shot Cap also prevents her from harming herself. The Falcon drops by and recruits her for a mission: Winter Soldier has gone off the grid and is clearly planning some action and they need to find him. Based on his movements, they conclude that Bucky is planning to steal the shield or kill Tony Stark…. At the SHIELD lab where the shield is being kept, scientists discover that a Nick Fury LMD has been compromised and transmitting information to its mysterious handler (whom we realize was Bucky); Tony Stark orders the lab on red alert. That night as Winter Soldier watches, four trucks depart from the facility; he knows they are all decoys: the shield is really in a car that follows unobtrusively a few moments later. The car takes off into the air and Bucky brings it down with his bionic arm. The driver leaps out ready for a fight: it is the Black Widow, Natasha Romanova. The two have a past together but it does not prevent them from fighting over the shield. He defeats her, seizes the shield and, after an apology, leaves. This was witnessed by Sharon and the Falcon, who follow his trail. Later, in the hospital, Natasha recalls her romance with Bucky while they were in training together and they were both punished for the violation of security by their Soviet masters. She questions Tony why he kept Bucky’s survival a secret; it was at Bucky’s own request. She likewise denies having been anything more than his colleague and gives her judgment that the Winter Soldier blames Tony for Cap’s death and is planning revenge.

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


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Widow
Black Widow

(Natasha Romanoff)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

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