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Subj: Re: Captain America 611: He did WHAT? Again?
Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 05:28:10 am EDT (Viewed 21 times)
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Decent enough arc set up with...

Captain America 611

The cop cover is nice. The Widow is nice but makes no sense.

So a guest star of Hawk&Mock from New HQ to Adjectiveless HQ is interchangeable and doesnt have to have logic with them on opposite teams since their married and Avengers business is Avengers business is, arguably, justifiable - even though Bobbi barely offers defense for Bucky as Clint rags on him.

Spot on Clint in press conference.

Towers lobby has very first Cap and very latest Iron Man images seems a bit odd even though its perfectly justifiable too.

More symmetrical Thor-like chainmail for Hawkeye is more pleasing a costume.

Iron Man out of armor at Avengers meeting seems to be the IN THING these days. Not crazy about it. Also his stance on inner demons of superhumans seems fair enough on pre-CW but hypocritical post-CW.

Annoyingly the flashback segue to the White House meeting did not have a simple "24hrs AGO..." or somesuch tagged on. This is surprising too given it is the IN THING with many MU stories to dump many a sequence shifting narration on readers.

nb: 2 dozen assassinations in 30 yrs by Bucky. Good to know for future debates.

Decent way to retell his origin in the context of a story.

Wouldve been nice to get the advisors' names alongside Obama. Though the high level meeting had an authentic feel. And would it have hurt to actually name the Cosmic Cube?

Buckycap vs NeoNazi mob. Thats what he does - still doesnt mean its always the smartest attack strategy. Would it have hurt to have backup?

Remembering Jack Monroe had good emotion to it.

Tasha's arguement for giving a a second chance maybe should have been corrected to 25th [2dozen+1] chance? Only half joking here, if JJJ was still editor and ragged on THIS 'superhero' he'd be in the right for a change.

A second confusing time sequence jump to a private meeting was annoying again. But not as annoying as Steve for challenging the President's authority again(after just
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), not once but twice this time. Refusing to hypothetically step down and then uncommitted to compromising in seeking truth and justice in this matter.

[Sidebar: What issue was this where Steve considers a worthy Cap - ?]

Theeen the Super Soldier suggests Bucky run away from the Law?!! Really? One can see how Sin would find humor in that, eh?

Finally the backup:
Good action setup with a chrono-challenged BW effectively being a superspy, and it asks the right questions:

I miss my brother.

I loved Seeing Hawkeye and Mockingbird appearing together - they're both Cap-level heroes and will make excellent supporting characters alongside Falcon and Widow. All we need now is Demolition Man, Diamondback, and Zombie Nomad and we'd have my ideal Cap cast (well, plus the Vamp).

I agree that Steve was a bit 'off' but we might be able to forgive him if we place it in the context that this is Bucky. They have so much history that he isn't capable of rational thought - I'd have more than a problem if Cap's view is considered the 'right' view.

There are three issues here:

Justice - whether Bucky should be tried for his crimes, whether that should be in public, and what evidence would they really have for and against him. They have nothing but hearsay about his brainwashing do they? Nothing but Cap's word about the Cosmic Cube - and he'd be ripped to shreds under standard cross-examination - it's not as if he has any objective proof that Bucky was brainwashed or that he is now restored. It isn't clear whether telepathic scans can be used as evidence but this seems unlikely.

Practicality: The Cold War spy stuff shouldn't really make it into a US court. Ordinarily, that's the sort of thing that is resolved behind the scenes with diplomacy and prisoner exchanges. A public trial seems inappropriate particularly since the evidence against him seems flimsy. The most recent terrorist attack is a different matter.

Publicity: Brainwashed or not, second chance or not, found innocent or not, there is NO WAY that a man who was responsible for a terrorist attack should be allowed to continue wearing the uniform of Captain America. The US public and US media simply would not stand for it. Cap is a symbol and a symbol with so much innocent blood on his hands would be a public relations no-no. Politicians are ousted from office for a lot less.

I've enjoyed Bucky's run because it made sense and I never doubted that it would be temporary but this is the point where leaving him as Cap is going to start grating. Steve should be forced reluctantly to take back his mantle before it is tarnished and dragged through the dirt by the obsessive media machine. I don't think it's going to happen but Sharon, Nick, or Tony need to spell out the reality here and make Steve confront his overwhelming desire to give Bucky a second chance.

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