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Captain America #414: Review

Apr 1993
Mark Gruenwald, Rik Levins

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Escape from A.I.M. Isle

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3.5 stars

Captain America #414 Review by (December 4, 2016)
Comments: Part one of four parts. First appearance of the Saur-Lords; their whole comic book career is in this story arc, #414-417.

Review: A fair-to-middling issue which serves to close off one adventure, with a massive battle with robots, no less, and ease us into a new one—with two famous guest stars and—dum dum DUMMM! dinosaurs! And a No-Prize to anyone who can figure out why Shang-Chi was in the story—or the last two issues for that matter. Really, swap him out for any second-string hero and tell me how the story would be different in any way. Shang must have had a special coming up or something and they needed to remind people who he was.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #414 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Captain America rescues Superia after MODAM has dropped her in the ocean, thinking it might have been Diamondback. Cap returns to A.I.M. Island where Falcon and Shang-Chi are doing battle with A.I.M. Troopers and Diamond is trying to find her way back to Cap....

Meanwhile in the Savage Land, Ka-Zar discovers a remote controlled truck drilling and mining underground resources. The hero follows the truck back to its base to discover an A.I.M. mineral processing operation in business...and then he's captured by the guards....

The heroes manage to link up and depart the island but find an army of Aquanoids ringing the island in the air and opening fire when challenged. Cap and company fight back and Zach Moonhunter arrives in Cap's jet and fires on the mechanical guards, rescues his allies, and gets them out of there....

In flight they are contacted by Nick Fury but Cap can offer no intel that would justify a SHIELD raid on the island. They arrange to drop off Shang-Chi and Moonhunter remembers that Cap got a call from the Black Panther about his wedding....

Arriving in Wakanda, Cap discovers that the wedding has been postponed: a new source of Vibranium has been discovered, creating a financial crisis in T'Challa's nation. The Panther intends to explore the Savage Land where an impure grade of Vibranium can be found to see if someone has discovered a way to remove the impurity. Cap volunteers himself, Falcon, and Diamond to join him....

Rik Levins
Danny Bulanadi
George Roussos
Rik Levins (Cover Penciler)
Don Hudson (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)


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