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Captain America and the Falcon #7: Review

Nov 2004
Christopher Priest, Joe Bennett

Story Name:

Lost in Translation

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Captain America and the Falcon #7 Review by (March 20, 2012)
Review: The creators manage to pull off a compelling story with mostly talk and no action—but a lot of Good Girl Art. True, the “Disassembled” plot doesn’t wrap up, or even move anywhere, but Cap goes off the deep end, explaining his moral dilemmas to a Wanda who may be a figment of his imagination. The real selling point is the reckless Falcon, bullying, then beating, Leila’s boyfriend and enjoying it immensely, while justifying it by saying that the bad guys will do even worse to him. It’s an eye-opener, only hinted at in the previous issues. But it’s Cap’s poignant misfired connection with the Scarlet Witch in the end that leaves its impact. Oh and did I mention the Good Girl Art?

Comments: “Captain America and the Falcon Disassembled” is on the cover, tying in with the Avengers event going on at this time. Captain America does not appear on the cover. MODOK appears only in a last panel cameo, setting up the next story arc.




 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America and the Falcon #7 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The morning after their romance begins (though Steve eventually makes clear nothing improper happened), Wanda talks to Steve about the power of fortune over reason, how he now has some decisions to make, the odd age difference between them, and the fact that love is where you find it….

In Harlem, the Falcon breaks into the apartment of Leila Taylor’s boyfriend Norman, looking for her. He summarizes the story thus far for her (and us; thanks, Chris) and wants her to join him on his quest to expose Naval Intelligence and the Rivas cartel. Norman objects to this and orders the Falcon out of his home. Falcon offers to fight to the death for the house then beats Norman into submission, shocking Leila with this sudden change in his personality….

Steve has another vision of Bucky’s death, followed by his revival by the Avengers and wakes to the Scarlet Witch giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation—which turns into a romantic kiss. And then Steve wakes up to a knocking on his door—and finds his bed soaking wet. His landlord complains about the water coming through the floor; Steve makes excuses about his bathtub overflowing and gets rid of him. He confides in Sam about these hallucinations he’s been having and they discuss Cap’s dilemma about turning the Anti-Cap over to Westbrook at Naval Intelligence (ONI), providing yet another, more detailed recap. Sam objects to Steve’s acting like this is his decision alone since it is the Falcon who is wanted for treason. Steve then reveals his sudden romance with Wanda and it turns out this is even more complicated….

Captain America arrives at the United Nations where Tony Stark is scheduled to address the General Assembly in his Iron Man armor. In the hall he meets the Scarlet Witch and talks about the advice she gave him that morning and that she was right…and Wanda does not know what he is talking about and walks out….

Epilogue: Damocles Rivas, at his fortress-like home in New Jersey is awakened in the morning by the voice of M.O.D.O.K. in his head….


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Joe Bennett
Jack Jadson
Transparency Digital
Joe Bennett (Cover Penciler)
Jack Jadson (Cover Inker)
Studio F (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Falcon
Falcon

(Sam Wilson)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)

Plus: Damocles Rivas, Leila Taylor.

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