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Captain America: Steve Rogers #7: Review

Nov 2016
Nick Spencer, Jesus Saiz

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4 stars

Captain America: Steve Rogers #7 Review by (November 13, 2016)
Comments: Baron Zemo was supposed to have been killed in a ship crash in the flashback section of issue #3. This Red Skull with the brain of Professor X is here shown to be the one introduced in UNCANNY AVENGERS #1.

Review: Well, this tale is humming along nicely, we now have an idea of what the Red Skull is up to and it is a pretty cool exploit indeed. And the Cap material ratchets it up a notch by revealing that Baron Zemo is a) still alive and b) Steve Rogers lifelong pal. So now we just sit back and see where the story takes us, taking none of this seriously because it will all be undone, I'd say, around issue #12. If Nick Spencer can think of some more creative uses for Bad Cap, more power to him. I'll be there.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America: Steve Rogers #7 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

1935: After his talk with the Kraken (last issue), young Steven Rogers has become a model student at the Hydra school. Dr Fenhoff is favorably impressed and chooses Steve to lead the orientation for new students. This makes a group of German students jealous so they plot revenge....

In the present, Steve Rogers is Captain America and he is plotting with Dr. Eric Solveig to assassinate the Red Skull and return Hydra to its former glory, a tall order since the villain has the telepathic abilities of the late Professor X....

The Red Skull rouses his Hydra troops to invade Sokovia, in a (falsely) humanitarian effort to drive out the country's brutal dictator General Kamil Novoty. While this invasion is hailed by the Sokovians and the world community, SHIELD is warning the world that Hydra cannot be trusted. The captured General Novoty is brought before the Red Skull, who surprises the dictator with the revelation that The Skull is planning to let Novoty defeat Hydra on the battlefield and drive them out of Sokovia. Why? Because then SHIELD will come to support Novoty and then the Red Skull will spring his trap on SHIELD....

Captain America and the Black Widow undertake a rescue mission for SHIELD, freeing Sokovian resistance leader Alois Denz from prison. After the success of this raid, Maria Hill tells Natasha that Denz will be the cover for SHIELD's battle against Hydra in the country (and revealing to the readers that she is falling for the Red Skull's ruse)....

1935: Steve is beaten by his bullying classmates in the school barn when a new student arrives to take down the bad kids; he introduces himself as “Helmut”....

Cap tells the skeptical Solveig that they have a powerful ally in their plot against the Red Skull...Baron Helmut Zemo....

Jesus Saiz
Jesus Saiz
Jesus Saiz
Stephanie Hans (Cover Penciler)
Stephanie Hans (Cover Inker)
Stephanie Hans (Cover Colorist)


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