Captain America #424
Issue(s): Captain America #424
So Sidewinder has to raise cash for the operation. He contacts Captain America and tells him that he needs cash, and that if he wanted to he could "commit crimes" to get the money but he's trying to lead a lawful life. So he tells Cap to just give him a quarter of a million dollars. And when Cap balks, he says that any crimes he commits will be on his head.
Cap asks Diamondback to help him verify Sidewinder's story. Meanwhile, Sidewinder decides to rob a criminal named Mr. Dinsdale (a Monty Python reference, i think).
Cap and Diamondback show up to help out when Sidewinder gets into trouble trying to rob a different gang (who mention a "Morgan" but i don't think it's meant to be the mob boss who died in Punisher #2). Cap agrees to pay Sidewinder's daughter's medical bills if Sidewinder will turn himself in (Cap has "number of well-off friends" that will fund the operation). So now you know: we don't need Universal Healthcare in this country; you can just become a super-villain and then bargain to turn yourself in when your kid needs surgery.
Throughout this issue, Diamondback worries about the fact that she's killed Snapdragon and hasn't told Cap about it. She confesses at the end. He says he'll have SHIELD confirm that Snapdragon is dead. If so, he says that she should turn herself in, but says that he'll support her all the way.
Statement of Ownership Total Paid Circulation: Average of Past 12 months = 163,858. Single issue closest to filing date = 129,800.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Last issue was an out-of-sequence fill-in. In this issue Cap and Fabian Stankowicz are packing up their stuff at Avengers Mansion to move into their new apartment. Next issue begins Fighting Chance, when Cap is definitely aware that his super-serum is failing (something that is referenced in a lot of other books).
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showBlack Widow, Captain America, Diamondback, Fabian Stankowicz, Peggy Carter, Sidewinder
When did the snake emblem on Sidewinder's forehead turn into an emoji?
Posted by: Tuomas | March 15, 2018 6:03 PM
Morgan might have been the crimelord that seemingly died in Punisher 2 since he later shows up alive in Priest's Black Panther.
Posted by: Michael | March 15, 2018 8:20 PM
"You're basically a good person." Hoo-boy. Cap should be writing greeting cards.
Posted by: Cringe Worthy | March 16, 2018 7:07 AM
"So now you know: we don't need Universal Healthcare in this country; you can just become a super-villain and then bargain to turn yourself in when your kid needs surgery."
Good line, Fnord. :-)
Posted by: Jonathan, son of Kevin | March 16, 2018 8:05 AM
Morgan shows up alive and well with no explanation how only to die again in Ed Brubaker's Daredevil run.
Posted by: AF | March 16, 2018 10:11 AM
@AF- the Marvel Appendix explains what happened:
Posted by: Michael | March 16, 2018 11:15 PM
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