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U.S. Agent #3: Review

Feb 2021
Christopher Priest, Georges Jeanty

Story Name:

American Zealot Chapter Three: Election Day

Review & Comments

Rating:
3 stars

U.S. Agent #3 Review by (June 1, 2021)

Review: Not sure I’m following the plot entirely, with the frequent changes of scene and time. Okay story as Christopher Priest leaves off mocking rural folk, instead turning to an analysis of what’s wrong with African Americans. It’s not my place to comment on that, just to say that I’m really at a loss to guess where this is all going. Hope it clears up next issue since there are only two issues left. Plus, it should be noted that the cover looks like it says, “I am Just Ice,” which should describe Steve Rogers at a certain point in his career than John Walker.

Comments: Lemar Hoskins, USAgent’s partner Battle Star, hasn’t appeared in a comic since CIVIL WAR.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

U.S. Agent #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Valerie Cooper calls Lemar Hoskins, the former Battle Star, and pressures him into a mission to bring in his former partner, the rogue U.S. Agent

…who stops by Cooper’s office to ask why they recruited his sister Kate. Cooper claims that Kate Tolifson approached them, emulating her heroic big brother. She also takes him to task for befriending the people of Ephraim, West Virginia. We also learn why Walker was fired as U S Agent: he led a group of law enforcement officers to confront a band of peaceful anti-nuke protestors on a beach in Puerto Rico. He received an order to clear them out in time for the national news; his gestures were misinterpreted and everything turned violent. During this, Walker has been thinking about Kate’s dying her hair blonde; when he saw her it was lavender and he concludes that exposure to the chemical waste from the missing fuel cell could have turned it lavender and heads out….

April Manning, the new U.S. Agent, recalls a day many years ago when he had a confrontation with a pair of young Black men with their pants hanging down and lectured them on the real racism being the men’s being “morally broken and defeated.” They attacked him and he beat them up. Now, he is Kate’s lover and they are plotting their next move….

Lemar is on the scene and April and he fight, with the new U.S. Agent scolding Lemar for so easily settling for the role of John Walker’s sidekick when he was a better choice for the lead role, beating Lemar to a pulp and breaking his arm. Then Walker arrives at the Virago planet and finds Kate’s teammates dead and Kate hits the switch which reals the Virago building was concealing a SHIELD Helicarrier which rises into the air, hurling John Walker to the ground. U.S. Agent Manning then bows to his real master… Morrie Watanabe….



Georges Jeanty
Karl Story
Matt Milla
Marco Checchetto (Cover Penciler)
Marco Checchetto (Cover Inker)
Marco Checchetto (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.


Battle Star, U.S. Agent (April Manning), U.S. Agent (John Walker), Valerie Cooper.

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