Hey all, X here with the first of two reviews for the night. Tonight it'll be Captain America and Nova, and on Saturday I'll have Nightwing up and ready to go. As for Monday? That will be a massive, huge, gala Best of the Rest post with around 8 comics in there. Or at least that's the plan... Before we get there though, we have to get through tonight. And the very first book I read this week was Cap.
Captain America #5:
Summary: We start off with Cap and Ian on their way to Zola's castle and a way back to Earth. However, Cap notices smoke from his camp and realizes that Zola's forces had found the Phrox and would undoubtedly be trying to kill everybody there. Cap heads back to camp and engages Zola's forces, with Ian right at his side. Jet Black spots Cap and attacks him, since both her and Zola were under the mistaken impression that Cap had killed Ian. Jet beats the hell out of Cap, and is preparing the killing stoke when Ian jumps in, distracting Jet, who rapidly realizes that Ian had to be her thought to be dead brother. Ian strikes Jet in the throat, knocking her down, and Cap forgoes killing Jet, instead diving back into Zola's forces. Jet telepathically tells Zola what she had seen, so Zola tells his forces to back off, since he didn't want Ian harmed. Once that is done, Zola attacks Cap himself, since Cap did kidnap his son and all. Cap is no match for Zola by this point, and Zola has his way with Cap. Jet seems like she wants to let Cap live, since he didn't kill her when she was down, but Zola has no interest in mercy as he blasts Cap off a cliff. From there, Zola tells his men to kill all of Phrox men and children, while taking the women for experimentation. A short while later, Cap wakes up to the taunts of the Zola virus that had embedded itself in his chest. Tired of having to hear it, Cap stabs himself in the chest, which causes the virus to ooze out. This issue ends with a bloody and beaten Cap swearing that he would take his son back.
Thoughts: Bravo! That's really all I have to say about this issue... I enjoyed it from the front cover to the back, and can't wait to see what happens next issue Hell, forget about next issue, I can't wait to see where Rick Remender takes this storyline! What a great series this is...
Score: 9 out of 10.