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Captain America #6: Review

May 2005
Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting

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Out of Time, Part 6

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #6 Review by (January 19, 2011)
Comments: First full appearance of Winter Soldier. Jack Monroe appears only as a corpse. Zemo’s island is here said to be in the English Channel, all other locations mentioned over the years being part of a disinformation campaign for top secret reasons. The distinctive tower behind Sharon in Cap’s vision is One Liberty Place, at one time the tallest building in Philadelphia.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #6 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Underneath Philadelphia, Pa., the mysterious assassin reports to his superior, Aleksander Lukin, as he arms a bomb, leaving the corpse of Jack (Nomad) Monroe as a scapegoat. His next step: dealing with the captive Sharon Carter….

Meanwhile on the Helicarrier, Nick Fury is concerned about the missing Sharon and has been keeping the news from Captain America….

…who has flown out to the remote island where Bucky died to track down the false memories that have been plaguing him. As he explores the castle, he begins to see the ghosts of Baron Zemo and the torture of Bucky—but then he is shot at with real bullets apparently on orders from a living Zemo. When he fights back, however, the ghosts fade again, though he can still smell the gunpowder in the air. He then witnesses, as though it were taking place on the spot, his and Bucky’s attempts to stop the drone plane. He sees himself falling toward the ocean as Bucky attempts to defuse the bomb—but this time he sees that his partner couldn’t let go, his sleeve was caught. The explosion shakes Cap back to reality; he wonders whether the stolen Cosmic Cube, low on energy, could be causing these jumbled memories to resurface. As he boards the SHIELD jet, he suddenly has a vision of Sharon, bound and helpless in what is clearly Philadelphia. He orders the jet to drop him there; Fury warns him it is a trap but Cap parachutes onto the roof, takes out the guards and frees Sharon. She has seen the killer and thinks it may be the long-dead Bucky Barnes. At this moment, the assassin has Cap in his crosshairs but Lukin will not allow him to pull the trigger. Instead he order his agent to detonate the bomb, destroying a large section of downtown Philly. As Lukin flies out of the city, he notes all is going according to plan, as he holds the now-restored Cosmic Cube….

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


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Winter Soldier
Winter Soldier

(Bucky Barnes)

Plus: Aleksander Lukin.

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