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Captain America and the Falcon #12: Review

Apr 2005
Christopher Priest, Greg Tocchini

Story Name:

Brothers

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Captain America and the Falcon #12 Review by (November 17, 2012)
Review: The overly-complicated five-part arc becomes quite a bit less complicated—how much simpler can you get than “Hulk Smash!”? Battle scenes, a race to find the cure for a disease, a gratuitous love scene, guest appearances by Hank and Reed, and more Hulk—this issue caps (no pun intended) the MODOK arc nicely. Now, to deal with the Anti-Cap….

Comments: “Brothers & Keepers, Part 5 of 5.” MODOK is apparently back to normal for CABLE AND DEADPOOL #11 two months later.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America and the Falcon #12 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
In the streets of Singapore, Captain America watches helplessly as the Hulk battles MODOK. Trapped inside the monstrous giant head is the mind of the suicidal Damocles Rivas, unaware that if his gruesome host dies, his DNA will become airborne, slaughtering millions—or transforming them into duplicates of MODOK. Cap gives the Falcon back in America the task of teleporting MODOK away from the danger zone. While Cap dodges the crossfire between the two foes, Falcon and SHIELD Agent Ali Morales frantically search Rivas’ lab for the transport device. Finally Cap’s pleading with Rivas gets through and the former criminal gains control of the MODOK head and uses a mental blast to suppress the Hulk’s personality, putting Bruce Banner in charge of the Hulk’s body. With the action temporarily halted, Ali and Falcon have a romantic tête-à-tête. In Singapore, Banner/Hulk is given a lab and a comm-link established with Hank Pym and Reed Richards, so they can work on a way to neutralize the MODOK virus and cure Rivas. Banner manages to cobble something together in the few minutes before the suppressed beast remerges—and when MODOK regains control of his body, the Hulk breaks loose and goes berserk. Cap gives the signal and he and MODOK are transported back to the Rivas lab where he consults with Pym and Richards as to whether the hastily-devised cure can be trusted. Pym says yes and Richards says no—but Cap made a promise to Rivas and is about to administer the drug when Redwing swoops down and destroys the sample. Falcon arrives to tell Cap to wait until the cure is assured to be safe and effective and then flies off….

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Greg Tocchini
Oclair Albert
Transparency Digital
Trevor Hairsine (Cover Penciler)
? (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Falcon
Falcon

(Sam Wilson)
Hulk
Hulk

(Bruce Banner)
Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic

(Reed Richards)

Plus: Alisande Morales, Damocles Rivas.