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Captain America: Sam Wilson #8: Review

Apr 2016
Nick Spencer, Paul Renaud

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5 stars

Captain America: Sam Wilson #8 Review by (April 23, 2016)
Comments: This issue is the penultimate installment in the Marvel mini-event AVENGERS STANDOFF. The Avengers appearing on the last page include: Iron Man (Stark), Thor (Foster), Vision, Human Torch, Spider-Man (Morales), Nova (Alexander), Ms. Marvel (Khan), Deadpool, Cable, Quicksilver, Rogue.

Review: An impressive issue that gets into the heads of the three Caps (Sam, Steve, and Bucky) showing us their attitudes toward the job and one another. The big surprise is how funny the story is, with the sight of Kraven in a kids' party hat a classic. Excellent all around.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America: Sam Wilson #8 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

In Pleasant Hill, Steve Rogers is trying to come to terms with recovering his Super-Soldier powers (last issue); meanwhile, Sam Wilson, the current Captain America, worries that Steve will take the job back; Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes) tries to sympathize but his own resignation came with a treason trial. Postponing his concerns, Steve tells the others they have to find Kobik before the bad guys do....

Meanwhile, Baron Zemo has made finding Kobik the number one priority. Fixer has devised a containment unit to hold her once they find her and Kraven the Hunter steps forward to lead the search....

On their search for Kobik, Steve, Sam, and Bucky come upon Mach VII of the Thunderbolts, being beaten by a gang of baddies; they step in and clobber the crooks (Whiplash, Scorcher, and two others)....

SHIELD Agent Avril Kincaid heads to the museum to recover weapons hidden there for an emergency and discovers the place being looted by the Fast Five, a team of roller skating bad guys. She confronts them in the enclosed space and takes down four of them with the curator coming to her rescue by conking the last baddie on the noggin....

Kraven leads Trapster and Fixer out to a clearing in the woods, where he sets a trap for Kobik: a children's birthday party....

After the battle, Steve and Sam apologize and make up and Steve also apologizes to Bucky for leaving him in the shadows. All they have to do now is stop Zemo's revolt. Not to worry [last page reveal]: here come the Avengers!

Added Villains: Bushwacker, Cutthroat, Jack O'Lantern, Trapster

Paul Renaud
Paul Renaud
Dono Sanchez Almara
Paul Renaud (Cover Penciler)
Paul Renaud (Cover Inker)
Paul Renaud (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Baron Zemo
Baron Zemo

Captain America
Captain America

(Sam Wilson)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Kraven the Hunter)
Winter Soldier
Winter Soldier

(Bucky Barnes)

Plus: Bushwacker (Carl Burbank), Cutthroat, Fast Five, Fixer, Mach VII (Abner Jenkins), Quasar (Avril Kincaid), Scorcher, Trapster.

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