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Captain America: Sam Wilson #6: Review

Feb 2016
Nick Spencer, Joe Bennett

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4 stars

Captain America: Sam Wilson #6 Review by (February 7, 2016)
Comments: Joaquin officially becomes the new Falcon in this issue. If you don't know who Credence Clearwater Revival is/are, check out YouTube and get yourself an education.

Review: The third artist in six issues? Wonder what's going on at Marvel? Anyway, the promised political angle returns with a vengeance as we are handed a lot of satire: first is Viper's rant about Millennials and intellectual property theft. Then there are the commentators and their blinkered views on good versus evil. And finally there's the utter realism of the fatcats who know they are too big to fail. That last puts a bitter spin on the adventure and is a fit comment on the current world situation. So comic books are becoming more realistic by the day; oh for the days of fun and fantasy when Norman Osborn and Obadiah Stane could be defeated and everyone lives happily ever after.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America: Sam Wilson #6 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Having rescued Captain America from Serpent Solutions (the former Serpent Society), Joaquin Torres now finds himself surrounded by the Serpents. Cap is still paralyzed by venom (and still a werewolf) and cannot help Joaquin against the foes. To rattle the young hero, Viper goes into a rant about how Joaquin's wings were given to him by Dr Karl Malus (issue #3) who was working for Serpent Solutions, therefore Joaquin is stealing their intellectual property—and then he orders the Serpents to attack. Joaquin runs, then Cap realizes that if he and Joaquin both share a psychic bond with Redwing, then Cap can direct Joaquin's battle using the falcon as a conduit. With Cap calling the shots, the boy starts holding his own against his foes; as the fight is televised, commentators start weighing in with their opinions on how this battle will affect the economy and the stock market. Suddenly, the Serpents overcome their lone foe and Cottonmouth bites the kid's face off (ick!)--but Joaquin has a healing factor and is quickly back in the brawl. Then Diamondback switches sides, followed by the arrival of Misty Knight, and D-Man soon shows up in a dune buggy to the sounds of Credence Clearwater Revival. By now Cap's paralysis has worn off and they make short work of the Serpents.

Cap returns the beaten Viper to his corporate masters and reveals he has proof that these CEOs and corporate fatcats knew full well what Serpent Solutions was doing and chose to look the other way. A spokesman for the rich guys tells Cap that sending them to prison would destroy the economy. A little thought tells Cap that he is correct: their arrests would cause their corporations to fail throwing thousands if not millions out of work. Cap decides to take only the spokesman to jail and threatens the others if they do not keep his company running. This does not sit well with Joaquin—nor with the news media which mostly concentrates on trying to pull a scandal out of his meeting with Diamondback (issue #4)....

Cap is now back to normal and Misty and D-Man have a surprise for him: Joaquin in a uniform (with Redwing) introduces himself as the new Falcon.

Joe Bennett
Romulo Fajardo
Oscar Jimenez Garrido (Cover Penciler)
Oscar Jimenez Garrido (Cover Inker)
Oscar Jimenez Garrido (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Sam Wilson)

(Rachel Leighton)

(Joaquin Torres)

Plus: Cottonmouth, D-Man (Demolition Man), Serpent Society, Viper (Jordan Stryke).

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