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Captain America #613: Review

Dec 2010
Ed Brubaker, Butch Guice

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The Trial of Captain America—Part 3

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3 stars

Captain America #613 Review by (December 31, 2010)
Comments: Talk about a successful career in politics: Blake Tower has been District Attorney since DAREDEVIL (Vol. 1) #130—in 1976! Despite Nomad’s recognizing SHIELD Agent Erica Fowler from her reality, this is her first appearance anywhere.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #613 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Falcon and Black Widow arrive at the Kurtzberg Institute for the Criminally Insane to investigate the escape of Sin from the facility. Security cameras reveal the leader of the rescue team to be the Nazi Master Man….

Steve Rogers meets with Sharon Carter to try to puzzle out Sin’s scheme….

Preparing for the trial of Captain America, Bucky’s lawyer Bernie Rosenthal interviews expert witness Dr Faustus, who declines to participate unless granted a Presidential pardon. Steve offers to reveal publicly the fact that it was Faustus who phoned in the tip that led Cap to prevent the Red Skull’s assassination of a Presidential candidate (CAPTAIN AMERICA Vol. 5 #42-43). Faustus balks at this deal until Steve outlines the alternative: prosecuting the sinister psychiatrist for his part in the plot. Steve is persuasive….

Elsewhere, Sin dreams that her father the Red Skull is rejecting her for being a girl; she pleads with him, promising that she will be better than him…then she awakens….

When the trial begins, District Attorney Blake Tower announces he will prove that James Barnes committed an act of terrorism on American soil; Bernie plans to base her defense on Bucky’s being brainwashed—but Tower produces a surprise: taped interviews with Sin claiming that the brainwashing was a cover story and that Bucky was working for the Red Skull all along. Worse, these tapes have been leaked to the press so that Bucky is beaten in prison by "patriotic" guards….

Immediately, Falcon sets out on a hunt for informants who can tell him what Sin is plotting; the lowlifes don’t know but they’ve heard it is big….

Elsewhere that evening, Master Man beats senseless a cadre of guards so that Sin can safely unload a cargo of very powerful explosives—on Liberty Island….

Story #2

Underneath the Skin—Part 3

Writer: Sean McKeever. Penciler: Filipe Andrade. Inker: Filipe Andrade. Colorist: Chris Sotomayor.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Having broken her thumbs to escape from her handcuffs, Nomad fires her tormenter’s gun at the door to weaken it. Bursting through the damaged portal she searches the complex of the Second Shadow doomsday cult for her fellow prisoner Black Widow. It doesn’t take long, as the Widow has already freed herself and is impressed that Nomad was able to do the same. The two head to the computer room where they link up with SHIELD Agent Erica Fowler who is the "inside man," infiltrating the group for years. The trio heads for the elevator to the lab; while Nomad stands guard outside, Fowler tries to hack the elevator controls. Suddenly Nomad is attacked by Hunt; she knocks him out but not before he sticks her with a bioweapon. She will explode in less than five minutes….

Preview Pages
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Butch Guice
Butch Guice
Bettie Breitweiser
Marko Djurdjevic (Cover Penciler)
Marko Djurdjevic (Cover Inker)
Marko Djurdjevic (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Widow
Black Widow

(Natasha Romanoff)
Captain America
Captain America

(James "Bucky" Barnes)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: Bernie Rosenthal, Blake Tower, Master Man, Nomad (Rikki Barnes), Second Shadow, Sin (Synthia Schmidt).

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