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Captain America #6: Review

Jun 1998
Mark Waid, Dale Eaglesham

Story Name:

Power And Glory Chapter Two: Expose

Review & Comments

4 stars

Captain America #6 Review by (April 14, 2012)
Review: A stunning issue: half the book covers Cap’s attempts to escape from the “Skrull handcuffs” in an impressive sequence by Ron Garney (supported by Mark Waid’s writing of Cap as a clever tactician). The other half follows Waid’s anticipation of the Secret Invasion storyline as he hits all the right buttons in the phony Cap’s speech, with Garney giving full support by maximizing the unease and chaos of the explosive situation. Talk about teamwork!

Comments: Scarlet Witch, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and Thor appear briefly. As does President Bill Clinton. The Skrull refers to Posh Spice, who is now better known as Victoria Beckham.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #6 Synopsis by Kevin Hollander

While the Skrull commander continues his impersonation of Captain America, the real Cap tries to escape from the alien handcuffs he was placed in (last issue). They have so far proven to be adaptive to intense heat and electricity.

Later on in the day, Skrull-Cap saves the President from two terrorists. He then arranges for a press conference to make a special announcement. Prior to the conference, Skrull-Cap meets with Congressional candidate Andrew Bolt and gives his public endorsement.

Cap eventually frees himself from the Skrull handcuffs and makes his way to the press conference.

During Skrull-Cap's press conference, he states that they have been invaded by aliens and that 1 in every 20 Americans is a Skrull masquerading as a human. As proof of his theory he points out his comrades and somehow forces them to return to their normal forms. They are soon killed by armed security guards. Skrull-Cap encouraging average Americans to attack anyone that looks different. The city explodes with multiple, random acts of violence.

The real Cap arrives, unaware of what his doppelganger has done. When they encounter each other, Cap soon learns of the alien's master plan to use his reputation to turn American against each other.

As the Skrull escapes, Cap looks out the window at the alien's handiwork. New York – as well as the rest of the country - has erupted in mob violence.

Dale Eaglesham
Scott Koblish
Joe Rosas
Ron Garney (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Clint Barton)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)


Plus: President Bill Clinton (Bill Clinton).

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