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Hail Hydra #2: Review

Sep 2015
Rick Remender, Roland Boschi

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(No title given)

Review & Comments

4 stars

Hail Hydra #2 Review by (November 24, 2016)
Comments: SECRET WARS (3) tie-in. Other revolutionaries include an elastic Carol Danvers, a part-insect Wasp, and a paraplegic Nick Fury. Venom is Eddie Brock.

Review: See full review at issue #1.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Hail Hydra #2 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Nomad (Ian Rogers) remembers how his father Captain America/Steve Rogers told him to never give up...

Useful since he is in battle with this world's version of himself, Captain Hydra/Leopold Zola. Leopold wonders why his father would create a duplicate of him—as he casually beats Ian to a pulp and breaks his spine. Leopold contacts Arnim Zola who recognizes Ian from the police report and tells Leopold to capture the stranger. But Ian is gone, having regenerated his broken spine enough to escape into the sewers....

The badly wounded Ian is found in the sewer by a young woman, who takes him back to the headquarters of the resistance. Her compatriots, including Tony Stark and Hank Pym, suspect a trick of Zola's and rebuke her for her poor judgment. Ian tries taking the girl, Ellie, hostage but her parents, Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter, arrive and don't recognize this young man as other than Captain Hydra. Pym has his robot servant Lil' Ultron replay the surveillance tapes that caught the battle between the two versions of Ian. This still does not calm suspicions. Eventually Ian reveals enough about Steve that he is willing to believe the newcomer's sketchy story. Steve explains how Hydra destroyed the colonists during the American Revolution and seized control; Steve, who was the first Captain Hydra, revolted and became Captain America for the resistance. They propose to use Ian in a plan to assassinate Arnim Zola by playing on his resemblance to Leopold. Before they can begin, however, a green and slimy Venom appears, having tracked Ian there and he kills Tony Stark. Venom is followed by the Vipers, female versions of the symbiote, who slaughter the rebels. Sharon tells Ian to get Ellie to safety before she too dies. As the two young people flee, Ellie is hit with spray from a symbiote. Venom gloats to the captive (and sole rebel survivor of the battle) Steve Rogers that Ellie will soon be infected and bring Ian to them....

Roland Boschi
Roland Boschi
Chris Chuckry
Andrew Robinson (Cover Penciler)
Andrew Robinson (Cover Inker)
Andrew Robinson (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

Plus: Arnim Zola.

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