A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments - Day 98

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!

Here's the fourth of five cool moments from Mark Waid and Ron Garney's Captain America run!


Okay, after the events of the Red Skull/Cosmic Cube story, Captain America is in a bit of a pickle. You see, at one point, he had to attack a United States Army base along side Red Skull and Sharon Carter because the bad guys were hiding in it.

Well, after Cap saves the day, the government still knows he attacked an army base. That, in and of itself, would not be enough for the government to turn on Cap, but while he was in the Skull's custody, the evil robot Machinesmith accessed Cap's memories and used some of his secret government knowledge to do some bad stuff.

So now Cap has been branded a traitor, and he is stripped of his costume and shield and exiled from the United States. He then has to clear his name while also stopping Machinesmith's evil plot, which involves getting close to President Bill Clinton to get access to the "football," the case that contains the launch codes to the U.S.'s nuclear weapons.

Now, in Captain America #453, after striking a deal with Doctor Doom, Cap shows up wearing a costume provided by Doom, and well, check out the rest...

I'd say that "the" moment would be Clinton and Cap saluting each other through the flames. But the hand shake that ends the issue is pretty darn good, too!

Man, this run was awesome.

I wish I had spaced it out better so I could do seven days on it. Ah well! I still have to figure out what to feature for Day #100!

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