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First Look: CAPTAIN AMERICA #22

Captain America's greatest foes return!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #22 (MAY140840)

Written by RICK REMENDER

Art & Cover by CARLOS PACHECO

75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS (MAY140842)

75th Anniversary Sketch Variant Also Available (MAY140841)

FOC – 06/09/14, ON-SALE - 07/02/14

This July, the final chapter of the saga that started in Dimension Z begins in The Tomorrow Soldier – an epic new story arc kicking off in CAPTAIN AMERICA #22 by writer Rick Remender and artist Carlos Pacheco! After the Earth-shattering events of last issue, the Super-Soldier Serum within Captain America has been neutralized, reducing him to a feeble old man. After everything he’s already been through, how can Steve Rogers cope with such devastating loss? And can he continue to fulfill his duties as Captain America?

There’s no time for doubt, though, as two of Cap’s greatest foes have emerged from the shadows, their master plan almost complete. The Red Skull and Arnim Zola have reunited to finish the job they started – and not even the Avengers can stop them. The next explosive arc of the series that will have everyone talking begins right here! No fan should miss the explosive CAPTAIN AMERICA #22 this July!

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I hate fake Ultimate Nick Fury

Posted by Novemberx2

didn't really like Remender take on red skull in uncanny avengers, too many contradictions, hated mutants but gave himself mutant powers and surrounds himself with super power humans (pretty much mutants).

Posted by Outside_85

So Nick chews logs.

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Edited by Outside_85

@novemberx2: The whole notion of Red Skull being a pseudo-Nazi is kinda stupid from the get go, considering he himself looks nothing like any master race.

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Edited by ShadowSwordmaster

So , I guess that was Steve on the Avengers cover.

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Posted by dreamfall31

Was considering dropping this, but this story sounds interesting!

Posted by Z3RO180

@novemberx2: he's a nazi, they aren't the most mentally stable.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@farkam said:

@outside_85 said:

So Nick chews logs.

I know right.

Marvel aren't aloud to show any of their characters smoking, even badguys and side characters.

Posted by dondave
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Posted by Cap10nate

@shadowswordmaster: I wonder who that is with the shield then. Looks like they are wearing the super soldier suit. Looks white though so I don't think it is Fury Jr.

Posted by BR_Havoc

I can't wait for Remender to leave this title. He has zero clue how to write Captain America, his book feels so dated.

Posted by InkInk

How many times can Rick Remender use the same plot points in this Cap run? We get it you want to take things from Steve you killed his fiance for no reason, you killed his son for no reason and now your taking away his powers. We get it, Rick you want to show us Cap will fight no matter how much he loses but that story is anything but original.

I have read Cap for years and have seen many good runs but Remender's has been one of the worst I can remember.

Posted by RisingBean

I hate fake Ultimate Nick Fury

I agree that the shoehorned "son of Fury" from the 616 is lame. I like actual Ultimate Universe based Fury.

@farkam said:

@outside_85 said:

So Nick chews logs.

I know right.

Marvel aren't aloud to show any of their characters smoking, even badguys and side characters.

It's dumb and one of the reasons I can't wait for Quesada to be replaced and this done away with. Comics are not meant to be sermons on how to live. If somebody is going to smoke, a comic character isn't going to be what tips the scales. And in the case that some .0000000001% did let it sway them, they deserve what they get for being lemmings.

@br_havoc said:

I can't wait for Remender to leave this title. He has zero clue how to write Captain America, his book feels so dated.

What I've read has been decent, but this is at least the third time Steve has lost the SSS since the late 90's. Get a new shtick. This is crap I expect Jeph Loeb to pull.

Edited by BR_Havoc

@risingbean: A far better writer in Brubaker did this storyline in the previous volume. Remender has just brought nothing new to the table of Captain America. His book is either stuck in the 70's era with Kirby like art and a horrible Big Barda rip off or he places it back to his wheel house of doom and gloom. Sales continue to fall and this storyline looks like a last chance to boost them up again. Steve Rogers is not the problem here its poor writing that is causing people to leave.

Posted by Outside_85

@dondave said:

@outside_85: Neither did Hitler

While he might not have been considered an exemplar with their terms for these things, I doubt his deviance's were very grievous... otherwise they wouldn't have let him lead them.

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Posted by RisingBean

@br_havoc: I can dig it. I'm a bit behind because I read in trade. I also think Brubaker is a tough act to follow. But I do know that this SSS failure is a story retread we don't need.

Posted by BR_Havoc

@risingbean: Agreed, I'm just hoping after Axis that Remender leaves the titles since it will most likely get relanched.

Edited by dcfox

I was considering jumping off after this last arc but if this is Remender's payoff I might stick around to see how it ends. At the very least nothing can be worse than Mindbubble and Iron Nail.

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Posted by Lea_Drago

I can't wait for Remender to be off this book

Posted by Brazen_Intellect

Someone tell Not-Ultimate-Nick-Fury that chewing on sticks of cinnamon does not make you look like a badass

Posted by Zeeguy91

I hate fake Ultimate Nick Fury

Yeah, me too. I really dislike how Marvel has morphed from the universe I loved reading about into the movie universe, which I have no interest in reading about.

Edited by BrotherEye

I got no problem with Fury Junior... My problem though is when they push him to replace his pop. Why call him Nick? Keep him as Marcus Fury. I know Sam Jackson Fury is popular but sometimes it looks like 616 Nick will be phased out of existence.

Posted by Spideyfan3160

@inkink: I don't think Ian is dead at the end of the dimension z arc they showed he was alive.

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Posted by Maddpanda531

@outside_85: "Guys, I've got an idea to make me look super cool. I'll just take this stick out of my pocket, put it in my mouth, hold it there for a moment, then take it out. Guys, I think this is it. This is my moment."

Posted by BuNKiTZ

Ooh. I like the art :D The story should be interesting too.

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

@brothereye:

You haven't read the 3rd original sin? Get used to Nick Fury Jr because i think were done with normal white nick fury. I wouldn't have a problem with Nick Fury Jr if his name was Nick Fury Jr....just give him his own name say he was a great agent of shield and have him be high ranked at SHIELD so if/when Nick dies you could have the other SHIELD agent lead SHIELD

Posted by Mutant God

I hate fake Ultimate Nick Fury

Agree.

I'm also guessing that New Cap is Ian Zola

Posted by GL 2411
Posted by GL 2411

So , I guess that was Steve on the Avengers cover.

I'm just shocked they made the effort to maintain some consistency between titles.

Posted by cuddles667
Posted by Jake Fury

Remender is terrible.

Posted by BatmanOnTheMoon

Yikes, I had no idea so many people were down on this book and Remender. I'm loving it, and personally can't wait how this all comes together. I feel he's nailed his characterization (like he does with seemingly every character) and hey maybe it's just me but I liked Dr. Mindbubble. The combination of the Super Soldier Serum and LSD was so crazy that it worked. He was a damned hippy, and I loved his dialogue maaaaaaan.

I hope he returns.

Posted by optimusfunk

That makes sense. I think his replacement is Falcon, and that's probably Arno Stark on the far left.

So , I guess that was Steve on the Avengers cover.

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster
Posted by sparty-dbq

@optimusfunk: I'm pretty sure the guy on the left is Havok.

So to recap, we now have Captain America without his shield, Thor without Mjolnir, Wolverine without his healing factor, and the Human Torch without his flame. Whose knees are they going to hack off next?

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Posted by pingclang

Wow, I thought I was alone in hating the current run but boy, was I wrong. I truly hope this next arch is Remender`s last. This has been some of the worst Cap writing in years.

@br_havoc said:

@risingbean: A far better writer in Brubaker did this storyline in the previous volume. Remender has just brought nothing new to the table of Captain America. His book is either stuck in the 70's era with Kirby like art and a horrible Big Barda rip off or he places it back to his wheel house of doom and gloom. Sales continue to fall and this storyline looks like a last chance to boost them up again. Steve Rogers is not the problem here its poor writing that is causing people to leave.

I had to wikipedia Big Barda (Pre-52 Green Arrow is my only exposure to DC,) and wow, you are spot on. Major ripoff.