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Captain America #604: Review

Mar 2010
Ed Brubaker, Luke Ross

Story Name:

Two Americas - Part Three of Four

Review & Comments

2 stars

Captain America #604 Review by (March 25, 2010)
The mediocre story continues...skimpy plot, cardboard characters, no point. And still no Steve. What's up, Ed?

Bucky does not appear in costume as Captain America in this issue.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #604 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

At the Watchdog compound in a remote area in Idaho, Bad Cap (the insane 1950s Captain America) orders the captive James Barnes to don a Bucky costume. He refuses, and tells his foe he is a disgrace to the uniform he is wearing. When Bad Cap threatens to have the Falcon killed, Bucky reluctantly complies. "Just like the good old days," says the mad patriot.

The Falcon awakens aboard a moving train; with the aid of Redwing, he overpowers his two guards and escapes from the cattle car. Making his way along the top of the train he topples a sentry but is spotted by a group of Watchdogs, who open fire. Taking a lesson from Captain America’s book, Falcon dives in among them, sowing confusion along with blows and quickly defeats the troops. On the way he discovers a massive cache of explosives on the train. Arriving at the engine, he clobbers one last guard and meets the engineer, Dave Price, who was forced to serve the mad militia group. Dave tells him that the villains’ plan is to crash the train into a conference of corporate lobbyists near Las Vegas and that the brakes on the train have been destroyed. What’s more, he had the impression that the bombing of the conference was just a distraction for their main goal….

Meanwhile, Bad Cap and Bucky are on a transport plane heading toward the mystery destination, the latter attempts to persuade his captor to abandon his association with the Watchdogs. Bad Cap tells him that he did not join the militia group, they joined him—and now he’s about to provide the motivation for all similar groups to rally to his side: the destruction of Hoover Dam.

Story #2

Conjunction - Part 3

Writer: Sean McKeever. Penciler: David Baldeon. Inker: N. Bowling. Colorist: Chris Sotomayor.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Arana leads Nomad on the late-night break-in of an ad agency that seems to be a front for the Secret Empire. Though Nomad is suspicious of Arana’s elaborate knowledge of the situation and the ease of entry, she follows the other girl’s direction. While Nomad hacks the computer, Arana goes to keep lookout in the hall. Suddenly a steel door drops, separating the two girl heroes. Professor Power appears on a viewscreen to taunt Nomad as the office fills with poison gas. In the hall, Arana is attacked by Mad Dog; she tricks him into putting his fist through the window then conks him with a fire extinguisher. She then enters the room through the broken window and finds Nomad lying very still….

Preview Pages
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Luke Ross
Butch Guice
Dean White
Gerald Parel (Cover Penciler)
Gerald Parel (Cover Inker)
Gerald Parel (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Captain America
Captain America

(James "Bucky" Barnes)

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: Arana (Anya Corazon), Captain America (1950s Version), Mad Dog (Robert Baxter), Nomad (Rikki Barnes), Professor Power, Watchdogs.

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