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Captain America Corps #2: Review

Jul 2011
Roger Stern, Philippe Briones

Story Name:

Enemies of the State

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America Corps #2 Review by (October 31, 2011)
Review: See issue #1 for full review.

Comments: Commander A is revealed to be a great-grandnephew of Luke Cage.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America Corps #2 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Flashback: American Dream (Shannon Carter) recalls how Tath Ki, the Contemplator, recruited her for a mission to an alternate world where Captain America was in danger (and conveniently summarizing the first issue). Now she and the other four Caps are in a fascist "patriotic" America, facing the giant android known as the Ameridroid. The hot-headed USAgent and American Dream attack the monster and the Ameridroid responds by firing sleep gas at them….

Dream awakens in Seagate Prison, being interrogated by Major America, the leader, and his two female assistants, Broad-Stripe and Bright Star, over a linkup from a remote location. She is informed that her companions are in the men’s facilities of the prison, undergoing torture. The issue in question: the identity of the rebel who resembles the long-lost Steve Rogers, the original Captain America. Suddenly a storm causes a power failure; each of the heroes seizes the opportunity to escape their bonds and overpower the guards, and they link up in the hallway. Commander A and American Dream want to release the political prisoners that were mentioned during their interrogations; they come to the holding area and encounter a number of familiar faces: Sam Wilson, Luke Cage, Peter Parker. They free the rebels, who are suspicious of these red-white-and–blue newcomers, as USAgent is likewise uncertain about them. The five Caps are then sucked into an energy vortex and returned to where Tath Ki awaits. The Contemplator apologizes for having put them through this ordeal. Commander A explains what he learned of that alternate world by tapping into their neural net: the Americommand seized power in the wake of the disbanding of the Avengers. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes broke up because there was no Captain America to hold them together….

Back at Seagate Prison, Major America and his team arrive to discover that the facility has been destroyed and the prisoners are gone. He orders the escapees brought back dead or alive. Broad-Stripe advises him to keep the five interlopers alive for interrogation, explaining later to Bright-Star that if what she suspects is true, the Cap Corps must be kept alive or else all that they’ve worked for may be threatened….

Philippe Briones
Philippe Briones
Matt Milla
Phil Jimenez (Cover Penciler)
Phil Jimenez (Cover Inker)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(James "Bucky" Barnes)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Peter Parker)
U.S. Agent
U.S. Agent

(John Walker)

Plus: American Dream, Americop, Ameridroid, Anti-Cap, Commander A, Contemplator (Tath Ki), Superia (Deidre Wentworth).

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