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Captain America: Steve Rogers #3: Review

Jul 2016
Nick Spencer, Jesus Saiz

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3.5 stars

Captain America: Steve Rogers #3 Review by (August 13, 2016)
Comments: It is revealed that Cap's new triangular shield can fire off a section as a projectile weapon. The solicit announces that “The trial of Maria Hill begins” but it doesn't. Nor does Baron Zemo fight the Red Skull as Zemo is unconscious for his entire appearance. Try back next time.

Review: Now we get back to the real story after issue #2 explained the surprise ending to issue #1. In issue #3 we have full explanations for everything in issue #1 but the ending. Here we see in detail the relationship between Hydra Cap and his master the Red Skull. Steve still seems to have a decent steak under the indoctrination of which the Red Skull does not approve. Again Nick Spencer sneaks a comical undercurrent to the plot which does the events of the story a disservice, this time giving a defeated Taskmaster a silly closing line. The interesting thing is that none of the “traitor Cap” has shown up in the big event of this period, CIVIL WAR II, though I can imagine that it would only serve to confuse matters there.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America: Steve Rogers #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

1926: Sarah Rogers is a valued member of the helpful Hydra community organization as they support the civic good. Local leader Elisa Sinclair praises Sarah and shows she is aware that Sarah''s husband is still abusing her....

Captain America removes his costume and paints the Hydra insignia on his chest as he reports to a holographic Red Skull. Steve recounts the adventure in Bagalia on the previous day (issue #1): Cap commended Dr Eric Solveig for his service and made sure Baron Zemo was unconscious—then he abandoned the aircraft as it crashed into a building, presumably killing Solveig and Zemo. Steve questions letting Solveig die but the Skull explains that he had served his purpose.

We then see what happened as Cap was away. Sharon Carter ordered the SHIELD ship to land to pick up Free Spirit and the critically injured Jack Flag before the nation''s crooks spot them. Too late, Taskmaster arrives to reveal that he is the sheriff and he pierces Sharon''s hand with his sword. Drawing his gun he aims to kill but Cap arrives and beats the living crap out of him. As the country''s mobs surround them, the good guys have to fight their way back to the ship and they are not going to make it. Rick Jones broadcasts an announcement that he has hacked into Bagalia''s casinos and is planning to wipe the accounts. All of the baddies rush off to try to save their bank accounts. Then it is discovered that Jack Flag is still alive....

The Red Skull is outraged to hear this from Cap, even moreso when Cap regrets Jack''s fate. The Skull also takes him to task for showing mercy to Robbie Dean Tomlin, the Hydra bomber (also in issue #1). The Skull gloats as his enemies are falling into the trap Hydra has set, and reveals that Jack Flag has to die before the plan is set into motion. Steve flashes back to his youth, when Elisa Sinclair had a couple of thugs beat a man and toss him off a bridge. He steels himself for what is to come next for him and the still-living Eric Solveig....

Jesus Saiz
Jesus Saiz
Rachelle Rosenberg
Jesus Saiz (Cover Penciler)
Jesus Saiz (Cover Inker)
Jesus Saiz (Cover Colorist)


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