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Captain America Corps #5: Review

Oct 2011
Roger Stern, Philippe Briones

Story Name:

Into the Infinite!

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Captain America Corps #5 Review by (November 2, 2011)
Review: See issue #1 for full review.

Comments: The rebels consist of Nick Fury, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Punisher, Misty Knight, Tigra, Wyatt Wingfoot, Daredevil, Beast, Electro, Ulysses Bloodstone, Fixer, Paladin, Henry Peter Gyrich (Falcon, who was in the previous issue, does not seem to be here). Major America is revealed to be the Anti-Cap, the villain from the CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FALCON limited series (2004).




 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America Corps #5 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
The Captain America Corps is leading the rebel assault on the Americommand fortress. The heroes are victorious over the Americops guarding the facility but the entropy wave effects continue, further mutating the Beast, upgrading the Fixer into Techno, and killing Bloodstone. Bucky Cap, USAgent, and Commander A head for the mysterious area where Steve Cap and American Dream are in combat with Broad-Stripe, Bright Star, and Major America. The three other Caps arrive to improve the odds but Ameridroid (Machinesmith in a back-up body) also joins the fray. Another ripple effect sweeps through the room, transforming Broad-Stripe into Superia, erasing Major America from the universe, and leaving a damaged Machinesmith in place of the Ameridroid. Superia makes a dash for the Cosmic Cube but Bright Star grabs it first, intending to seize power by it. But the deciding factor is Tath Ki, who was absorbed into the Cube (last issue) and now draws everyone into the tesseract. There, they float among the frozen bodies of all the Steve Rogers from various realities, removed to this place by Superia as a form of insurance that none would interfere with her plans for conquest. But such a large scale tampering with the Multiverse has created that chaos wave which threatens all existence. The only chance to set things right is for Steve Cap to agree to merge with one of his divergent selves, reversing the entropy wave. While the other heroes prevent Superia from stopping him, Cap melds with his double and the tesseract comes apart, restoring the balance of time. Steve finds himself back at Camp Lehigh in 1941, his memories of the recent adventure fading, ready to take on his duties as the national hero. USAgent returns to Curtiss Jackson’s basement—where the ceiling again falls in on him. American Dream, back in her reality, is able to remember the experience, since it occurred in her past and offers thanks to Tath Ki. Bucky Cap is back in his timeline, meeting with Steve and agreeing to surrender himself for trial for crimes committed as the Winter Soldier (irony: the news reporter is Ursula Armstrong—whom we know as Bright Star). And Commander A goes back to 2410, where he presides over the launching of a new carrier, dedicated to the memory of a true hero who sacrificed himself for the greater good: Steve Rogers. And from the audience, his sentiments are echoed by Tath Ki.


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


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Captain America
Captain America

(James "Bucky" Barnes)

Plus: American Dream, Ameridroid, Anti-Cap, Commander A, Contemplator (Tath Ki), Machinesmith, Superia, U.S. Agent.

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