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Captain America #7 (Vol. 3)
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March 25th, 2013 by Rusty

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Captain America #7 cover

Captain America #7 (Vol. 3)

Date: July 1998
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $1.99
2013 NM Range: $3.00
Stats: 22 color pages plus “American Graffiti” letters page, Bullpen Bulletins and ads
Writer: Mark Waid
Artists: Dale Eaglesham, Scott Koblish, Joe Rosas, John Costanza (and new creative team of Andy Kubert, Jesse Delperdang, Jason Wright and Todd Klein)
Notable Notes: Captain America finally resolves the Skrull crisis!

Avenge With A Vengeance?

It seems like whenever Cap gets beaten down he always comes back in a big way. The story in this issue (the last 3 actually) is no different, but this one has a little bit more subdued (depressing?) ending. Not sure I really like it that way.

Synopsis:

At the end of last issue people across the USA were attacking each other because of the Skrull threat. This issue starts right up with that and shows the riots across the country that people are inciting because they think everyone else is a Skrull! Meanwhile the Sensational Hydra laughs as mobs attack innocent people. Captain America (out of costume), the Avengers and the Fantastic Four are out trying to stop the violence when Mr. Chief Skrull holds another press conference in hopes of making things even worse. Steve Rogers is ready for him this time though, and with Reed Richards and Tony Stark’s help he exposes the impostor for who he really is! Yay – let’s all wave a little American flag for Cap! The 2 superhero groups restore order and Captain America (the real one this time!) holds yet another press conference to tell the American people that he has had enough of being a super hero icon.

My 2 Cents:

  • Of all the issues I’ve read of this series so far, this one has been the most… average. It was OK but there was too much pontificating for my tastes.
  • I was glad to see Andy Kubert come on board and start helping with this issue because I love his art style! However, with all the other artists on this issue the overall feel was really hit and miss.
  • The mob scenes were very reminiscent of the 1992 L.A. riots. That is not necessarily a good thing, but I think it is an accurate representation of how people would really act in this type of situation.

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 3 stars
  • Art: 3 stars
  • Fun Factor: 3 stars

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