Captain America #290
Issue(s): Captain America #290
This is a downtime/plot-building issue. It starts off quietly with Steve and Bernie hanging out in Avengers Mansion's kitchen. That "mosquito" flying around is actually the Wasp, who didn't want to interrupt their intimate moment, so she shrunk down to wasp size when they entered the kitchen.
A scene with the Falcon confirms that he lost his election for Congressman, which happened "a few days" ago. At least he's back in costume now.
The rest of the arc is building up a plotline that will culminate in issue #300. Nomad is having visions of an aging Captain America and someone with eyes of red.
And poor Arnie Roth has visitors.
The woman is Mother Superior. She approaches Baron Zemo, who was stalking Cap and Bucky in his civilian persona.
And she brings him to meet her father, the Red Skull.
She's called Mother Night on the cover but Mother Superior on the inside, and she'll have some more names later.
There's also this scene, which seems innocent enough but may actually be Nomad slipping Cap an aging powder under post-hypnotic suggestion (when this is revealed, this issue in particular isn't referenced, but it's a very similar scene to the one in Cap #292 and it takes place after Nomad was seduced by Scarlet in issues #287-288 so it seems likely).
And lastly, Cap and Nomad get attacked by a crow.
A good build-up issue, marred slightly by Ron Frenz's still somewhat rough pencils.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: In the first issue of the Falcon mini-series, it said that it took place way before Sam Wilson promised voters that he'd give up being the Falcon, but that didn't feel right, and a note in this issues lettercol confirms that the Falcon mini-series actually takes place "right after the events in this issue".
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showArnie Roth, Baron Zemo (Helmut), Bernie Rosenthal, Black Crow, Captain America, Falcon, Nomad, Red Skull, Redwing, Sin, Wasp
First Black Crow too, isn't it?
Posted by: Scott | January 1, 2016 4:10 PM
He's more like behind the scenes or something. I gave credit to his first "full" appearance in issue #292. But yes, this is the first evidence of him.
Posted by: fnord12 | January 5, 2016 1:05 PM
Captain America tag missing?
Posted by: G something | January 20, 2016 7:59 AM
Posted by: fnord12 | January 20, 2016 8:08 AM
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