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Captain America #31: Review

Oct 2007
Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting

Story Name:

The Death of The Dream: Act 2 - The Burden of Dreams: Part One

Review & Comments

4 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #31 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
A distraught Sharon Carter walks the streets, fighting against the hypnotic suggestion in her head until she finally gives in and goes to join the Red Skull. Meanwhile Bucky Barnes finds himself back during the War as Captain America’s sidekick—and with a shock discovers that Cap is a traitor, secretly working for the Nazis. Cap shoots him—and with a scream he awakens in the clutches of Dr Faustus, seeking to bend his will into the service of the Red Skull. At SHIELD HQ as the Falcon and Black Widow recover from Sharon’s attack with a neural neutralizer, Tony Stark explains that Sharon is Cap’s real killer, her mind controlled, along with many other SHIELD agents, by Dr Faustus. Elsewhere, the Red Skull enlists Kronas Corp's private army into his scheme of world domination. Faustus continues to try to break Bucky’s mind by playing on his resentment of the Invaders and presenting Captain America as a murderer. When it doesn’t work, he moves on to the grand scheme: replaying Bucky’s apparent death, abandoned by Steve Rogers to save his own skin, left to die, but only mutilated, falling into the hands of the Soviets who turned him into the assassin known as the Winter Soldier. This one apparently works: Bucky, believing he serves Aleksander Lukin, is again a killer. As a test, Faustus hands him a gun and orders him to shoot the nurse, who is Sharon Carter. Bucky aims and fires….

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)

(Sam Wilson)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

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