A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments - Day 99

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


Okay, so at the end of the "traitor" story, Sharon Carter disappears with a device that has all of Cap's top secret info on it. In the next issue, Captain America #454, the LAST issue of Waid and Garney's sadly too-short run, Cap goes after her and finds out what her game is. She's trying to use the device to draw an Asian warlord out of hiding so she can assassinate him. She figures that with him dead, the government he formed would collapse, and eventually resistance fighters will build up to the point where they can rescue all the people stuck in a prison camp (a prison camp that Carter herself spent some time in in the past). When Cap sees the prison camp, well, he has a different take on the situation...

Click on the awesome battle scene to enlarge.

Okay, so SHIELD has to get out of there before they start a full-fledged war, only Sharon is not willing to go with SHIELD just yet (also, do note that when Sharon showed up in the book again, we learn that she's sort of pissed that Cap never came to check to see if she was really dead way back when - so she was dealing with some abandonment issues)...

What a nifty way to say goodbye to the title in its last issue before the reboot.

"The" moment for me would be the salute as Cap is beamed aboard, although the battle scene is pretty darn cool, as well.

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