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Captain America #16: Review

Aug 2012
Cullen Bunn, Scot Eaton

Story Name:

New World Orders, Part 2

Review & Comments

3 stars

Captain America #16 Review by (August 9, 2012)
Review: Wow, Captain America is fighting super-powered villains in the streets of Washington; we haven’t seen that in almost a year! Seriously, when was the city rebuilt after FEAR ITSELF? And did Ed Brubaker read last year’s epic crossover? The story really doesn’t move anywhere and it is tied together by a single long rant by Reed Braxton. Mildly interesting issue that can be read in under five minutes.

Comments: Among the people shown watching Reed Braxton on TV across the nation is the Kingpin. Reed Braxton’s network was called GNN last issue and MNN here.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #16 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The Discordians are attacking American bases around the world, and Captain America is leading the fight in Washington, backed by an army of armored SHIELD agents. While all this is taking place, TV demagogue Reed Braxton is ranting about Cap’s slow response—then condemning him for getting involved, presenting himself as the real voice of the people. When Cap tries to save a woman from danger, she maces him and an ugly mob gathers spewing hate toward Cap and the government….

The Falcon is providing back-up for Sharon Carter and Dum Dum Dugan, who are infiltrating the cable news building where the phony Reed Braxton is holding forth. The two SHIELD agents enter the control room where they take the staff hostage and discover that a) there is more than one Reed Braxton in the studio, each speaking to a different camera and b) the station is also transmitting some sort of hypnotic pattern to its viewers. Braxton then reveals on the air that government agents have taken the producers hostage and Sharon and Dum Dum appear on TV. They fight their way out, with Dum Dum taking the time to steal the head from one of the Braxton robots. Falcon aids their escape as the Braxton-influenced mob surrounds and attacks Captain America….

Scot Eaton
Rick Magyar
Wil Quintana
Steve Epting (Cover Penciler)
Steve Epting (Cover Inker)
Steve Epting (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: Discordians.

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