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Captain America #14: Review

Sep 2019
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Niko Walker

Story Name:

The Legend of Steve Part II

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Captain America #14 Review by (September 25, 2019)

Review: Issue is notable as a nearly full-length action scene and as such is pretty entertaining. The one thing I didn’t like was new artist Niko Walker’s style, a bit too bland and simplistic for my tastes. And as writer T. Coates likes to have Steve muse on significant issues of the day, here he ponders what makes a man join a militia group like the Watchdogs.

Comments: According to the files, one of the Power Elite is Cheer Chadwick, who appeared in CAPTAIN AMERICA #195-197 (in 1976, part of the second Jack Kirby run) as part of the Elite, a group of royalists who wanted to overthrow the US. The other group members shown are Selene, Wilson Fisk, and Baron von Strucker. And note that the solicit does not match the issue.



Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #14 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

An attractive Native American woman walks into a bar and asks the bartender to charge her phone. When he plugs it in it emits a high-pitched noise that knock out several men in the bar and then she proceeds to beat up the rest. She is Echo (Maya Lopez) and when everyone is unconscious, Steve Rogers and White Tiger enter. They take one of the unconscious men and use his hand to open a secret door in the bathroom and the heroes find themselves facing a band of armed Watchdogs. The trio fights their way through the underground facility and discovers that A.I.M. is behind the Watchdogs, supplying them with their weapons and cloaking technology. With the cloak destroyed, Sharon Carter and Toni Ho back at headquarters can see into eh facility and notice that the life signs of the hostages (taken last issue) are blinking out, one by one; they take this to mean the hostages are being executed. Steve, Echo, and White Tiger reach the lowest level and discover that the hostages are actually being pushed through a portal to another location. There is a furious battle and Sin arrives to fight the two women, taking down White Tiger easily but when she sees Steve, she escapes through the portal to be met by her partner Crossbones. The heroes managed to save some of the hostages from the human trafficking gang….

Sharon reports to Dryad about the mission: when Nick Fury Jr. and his men arrived at the bar, they found the Watchdogs all trussed up for them and an image of Cap’s shield painted on the wall. And one more piece of information: the hostages were sent to Madripoor….

Niko Walker
Niko Walker
Matt Milla
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Peggy Carter)
Nick Fury Jr.
Nick Fury Jr.

(Marcus Johnson)

Plus: Echo (Maya Lopez), Iron Patriot (Toni Ho), Sin (Synthia Schmidt), Watchdogs, White Tiger (Ava Ayala).

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