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Captain America #50: Review

May 2009
Fred Hembeck, Fred Hembeck

Story Name:

Days Gone By

Review & Comments

Rating:
3 stars

 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #50 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
It is Bucky's (James Buchanan Barnes) 80th (or something) birthday and while fighting the Watchdogs, wearing his Captain America uniform, he remembers how he celebrated his 16, 18 and 20th birthdays. After defeating his enemies, he finds a surprise B-day party in his honor at his home, assisted by several super heroes including the Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Woman, Wolverine, Luke Cage and Spider-Man.
Other inkers: Luke Ross.



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Story #2

Sentinel of Liberty

Writer: Marcos Martin. Penciler: Marcos Martin. Inker: Marcos Martin.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Marcos Martin (writer, artist), Muntsa Vicente (color assistant)
Retells the history of Captain America, from Steve Rogers becoming a super soldier, to Bucky carrying on Roger's memory after Rogers assessination.
Characters that appear in this story: Steve Rogers, Dr. Reinstein, Bucky (Winter Soldier), Adolf Hitler, Red Skull, Sub-Mariner, Toro, Human Torch (original), Union Jack, Spitfire, Baron Zemo, George Kennedy, Thor, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Giant Man, Wasp, Hulk, Nick Fury, Dum Dum, Sharon Carter (Agent 13), Hydra, Baron Strucker, Falcon, Arnin Zola, MODOK, Doctor Faustus, U.S. Agent, Crossbones, Black Panther, A.I.M., General Lukin, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Hercules, Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Spider-Man, Mr. Fantastic, She-Hulk, Yellow Jacket, Wonder Man, Black Widow, among others.


Story #3

Passing the Torch

Writer: Fred Hembeck. Penciler: Fred Hembeck. Inker: Fred Hembeck. Colorist: Chris Giarrusso.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

The former villain known as the Acrobat, Carl Zante tells about his days as Captain America: how he became the enemy of the Human Torch (STRANGE TALES #106) and, after his defeat, sought revenge by impersonatng the (supposedly) long-dead hero Captain America at an auto show, of all places (STRANGE TALES #114). This scheme turned out to be as stupid as the first one and while he has some misplaced pride in his "tenure" as Cap, his life went off the rails and deservedly so.


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Fred Hembeck
Fred Hembeck
Chris Giarrusso
Steve Epting (Cover Penciler)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Widow
Black Widow

(Natasha Romanoff)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man

(Peter Parker)