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Captain America and the Falcon #10: Review

Feb 2005
Christopher Priest, Joe Bennett

Story Name:

The Killers Club

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Captain America and the Falcon #10 Review by (November 3, 2012)
Review: The overly complicated story arc gets a lot less complicated here, as the issue focuses on MODOK and his identity—with several scenes devoted to people asking the same questions. And an answer: Rivas is MODOK is Rivas is MODOK … ad infinitum, which will be explained in the next issue. Too bad if you were ignoring the bland Rivas all along, as I was…. Meanwhile, Falcon turns extortionist while Steve Rogers plays James Bond, in a white dinner jacket. Swell!

Comments: “Brothers & Keepers, Part 3 of 5.” Steve Rogers does not appear in costume as Captain America in this issue.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America and the Falcon #10 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Steve Rogers has entered the Rivas compound in New Jersey and discovered MODOK who tries to blast him to bits; fortunately Steve has his shield at the ready. Steve battles the Rivas guards as well while refusing offers of help from SHIELD Agent Ali Morales who is waiting in the mini-sub. When he has finally subdued the guards, Steve talks to MODOK and finds his old enemy strangely docile….

Meanwhile aboard the yacht where Admiral Jimmy Westbrook is hosting a party for his Navy fraternity, the Killer’s Club, Damocles "the Saint" Rivas spars with Robbie Robertson, denying his involvement with the family drug cartel. He also reminds Westbrook of the Navy’s secret ties to the crime organization. Below the waterline, the Anti-Cap seeks a means of entry….

Steve makes several discoveries about MODOK, first of which is his ability to instantaneously transmit himself anywhere in the world, which he has been using to murder his AIM creators. The other major realization is that MODOK is not in control of his own mind; someone else appears to be in there and his suppressed violent urges are seeping out….

On a road near Jersey City, a US Senator leaving a tryst with his mistress is stopped by a gang of Harlem hoods; the Falcon drops in to demand that the Senator give the ten thousand dollar a month payoff from the Rivas to his friends instead, or the Falcon will return….

Anti-Cap assaults Westbrook’s yacht, setting off explosives and gunning down Navy personnel he considers traitors until stopped by the Admiral. The renegade super-sailor tries to kill his former commander but learns to his grief that a chip was implanted in his brain making it impossible for him to kill a "good guy." The Admiral is also armed with a device that causes excruciating pain inside Anti-Cap’s head—which stops only when the Falcon appears and knocks Westbrook unconscious. As Falcon berates Anti-Cap for his foul ups the two men are suddenly blasted from behind—by Damocles Rivas, his head enlarging, his eyes glowing, his voice repeating, "Designed Only for Killing"….

Joe Bennett
Jack Jadson
Transparency Digital
Howard Porter (Cover Penciler)
Art Thibert (Cover Inker)
Jonathan D. Smith (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Sam Wilson)
Robbie Robertson
Robbie Robertson

(Joe Robertson)

Plus: Admiral Jimmy Westbrook, Alisande Morales, Anti-Cap, Damocles Rivas.

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