Captain America: Cold War Alpha #1: Review

Apr 2023
?, Carlos Magno

Story Name:

Cold War

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America: Cold War Alpha #1 Review by (April 12, 2023)

Review: Nice enough kick-off to the brief inter-Cap crossover recapping all of the necessary plot threads from Sam Cap’s and Steve Cap’s series. Major debit: Unmasked Steve looks a little creepy in the barroom scene. Can’t wait for the next installment to see a major battle in Alaska. Say wait…is this how they justify the COLD WAR title, by setting the whole thing in snowy Alaska? Now I definitely want to see the rest of this mini-event.

Comments: Written by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, & Tochi Onyebuchi.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America: Cold War Alpha #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

White Wolf is in his cell at The Hague when Bucky Barnes, Winter Soldier and the new Revolution of the Outer Circle, enters with an offer to free him. After they fight a bit, they cut a deal: in exchange for WW’s transmitter and codes, Bucky will make him king of Dimension Z….

Steve Rogers and Ian Rogers, his adopted son he thought was dead, are at an early morning bar getting caught up on matters when Steve realizes something is wrong. Then the place blows up and Steve sees Peggy Carter, the Dryad, carrying off Ian into a Zola portal, while revealing that she is one of the Starpoints, servants of the Outer Circle….

Captain America (Steve Rogers) gathers Captain America (Sam Wilson), Misty Knight, and Sharon Carter, filling them in on what has happened. Sam tells of White Wolf’s escape and they conclude Bucky and the Wolf are working together in Dimension Z. Steve explains the Outer Circle and Bucky’s and Peggy’s involvement. Misty tells how the Aberrant Crimes Division has been monitoring some sort of activity in Alaska, where Sharon and SHIELD have just cleaned up the militia. So they make plans to head north….

In Dimension Z, a blood sample is extracted from Ian and given to the White Wolf to drink, infusing him with Arnim Zola’s DNA. WW takes the throne of Z and dispatches his Phrox servants to herald his coming for war….

The team arrives in Alaska to find two bands of militia engaged in war games; they are then attacked by the militias and fight back. Then a portal opens and Phrox emerge, leading an army against them. In Dimension Z, the Wolf invites Bucky to sit down and watch the battle. Bucky regrets the loss of his friends but sees it as the price of victory….

Story continues in CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #12.

Carlos Magno
Carlos Magno
Patrick Gleason (Cover Penciler)
Patrick Gleason (Cover Inker)
Alejandro Sanchez (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Caramagna.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Captain America
Captain America

(Sam Wilson)

(Peggy Carter)

(Ian Rogers)
Winter Soldier
Winter Soldier

(Bucky Barnes)

Plus: White Wolf (Hunter).

> Captain America: Cold War Alpha: Book info and issue index

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