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Captain America #10 (Vol. 3)
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September 23rd, 2013 by Rusty

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Captain America #10 cover

Captain America #10 (Vol. 3)

Date: October 1998
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $1.99
2013 NM Price: $3.00
Stats: 22 color pages plus “American Graffiti” letters page, Bullpen Bulletins, fold-out gate cover and ads
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Andy Kubert, Jesse Delperdang, Chris Sotomayor and Todd Klein
Notable Notes: Cap goes cuckoo!

Even Superheroes Succumb!

Do you ever feel like giving in to the demons in your head? I know I sure do! 🙂 Somehow, reading this issue, I found it a little bit comforting to know that even heroes like Captain America sometimes struggle with their inner battles. I guess we all have those feelings from time to time, but what really sets the heroes apart is how they handle those thoughts. Here is a great issue that exposes some of the struggles Cap has.

Synopsis:

At the end of Captain America #9 a large building crashed down on Cap, Sharon and a construction worker. This issue picks up right after those events and shows Captain America struggling to maintain the little pocket he’s created for them under the ruins. He doesn’t have to hold out for too long, though, because Sharon blows a hole in the floor and the 3 of them fall into the basement. Their problems aren’t over though, because who should be waiting for them in the dark? The Rhino that’s who – and he’s got a mad-on for Cap! Sly Cap, though, wears him down in the oxygen deprived environment and eventually all of them are rescued. Steve and Sharon still try to figure out why so many people are going bat-crazy, including Cap himself – who is starting to struggle with an odd desire to give up. They finally head to S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ where Cap joins the community dream of several inflicted people, but runs into more than he bargained for when he meets Nightmare – who takes control of Captain America’s dream and real-life body! Ahh – Run!

My 2 Cents:

  • Story: 4 stars – A very cool story which I really enjoyed reading! Nothing too unique here, but it was still a good, fun read.
  • Art: 4 stars – Kubert’s stereo-typical 1990s art was better than last issue, and overall pretty good – just a few strange scenes still linger however.
  • Fun Factor: 4 stars – Both parts of this story (under the building and searching for the cause of the inflictions) kept my attention quite nicely, and I found this issue over all too quickly – a good sign indeed!

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