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Quote1 Why do I feel like Kafka's hero in "The Castle"? Quote2
Captain America (Steve Rogers)

Appearing in "Citizen Kang: Part One"

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  • Captain America's Shield
  • The Epic of Giglgamesh (Referenced)
  • Plant of Immortality
  • The Castle by Franz Kafka (Referenced)

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Synopsis for "Citizen Kang: Part One"

Captain America lands his Quinjet in the only intersection in the small town of Timely, Wisconsin. A few days earlier, the Vision had discovered that a miniaturized part from within his android body had been manufactured there in 1939 and had gone to Timely to investigate the anachronism. Although he had expected to only be gone for a day, nobody has heard from him since then so Cap has come to search for him. Finding the residents to be nice but odd, Cap goes to the only manufacturing plant in town, Timely Industries, and attempts to speak with its manager but upon entering the office Cap suddenly finds himself transported to an unknown location on the banks of a river. Seconds later, he spots three stone men battering a man and jumps in to help. Cap soon recognizes the Stone Men as aliens and when their victim joins the fight, Cap recognizes him as his former Avengers teammate, the Eternal Gilgamesh. Unable to stand against the two heroes, the aliens flee to their small starship and leave the planet. Although Gilgamesh fails to recognize him and doesn't speak English, it's not until he mentions the name "Enkidu" that Cap realizes that he's actually almost 5,000 years in the past. Cap's suspicion that he has become involved in Gilgamesh's legendary quest to obtain immortality is confirmed when Gilgamesh recognizes the name "Utnapishtim." When the boatman Urshanabi arrives, Cap is initially going to let Gilgamesh continue on his quest alone but changes his mind after he spots a futuristic domed city in the distance on the far side of the River of Death.

Meanwhile, in a Boston suburbs in the 20th century, a meditating Dr. Anthony Druid is approached by a woman he recognizes as his former lover/enemy Nebula. She begs for his forgiveness and his help but he refuses to listen.

Back in 2700 B.C., Cap and Gilgamesh reach the other side of the river and are met by Utnapishtim who is accompanied by a young girl. Although still not understanding their language, Cap remembers what Gilgamesh is going to do and watches him dive into the river to retrieve the Plant of Immortality that grows at the bottom. However, when Cap spots the shadow of a giant serpentine creature approaching Gilgamesh under the water, he dives in to help. Gilgamesh initially leaves Cap to battle the sea monster alone while he recovers the plant but then abandons it to come to Cap's rescue. The heroes drive off the sea serpent but it takes the plant with it. After watching Gilgamesh being ferried back across the river, Cap prepares to resume his journey to the citadel but is approached by the young girl who gives him some faded flowers while mentioning, in the language that Cap doesn't understand, that since Utnapishtim has departed she will not be able to determine if he was an Eternal or just a man. When the flowers suddenly become fresh again, Cap asks the girl who she is and she identifies herself as "Sersi" and indicates that she wants to join him. Realizing that the girl is the child version of the Eternal woman he will know in the future, Cap agrees to let her accompany him but suspects that he might never reach the towers that he sees in the distance.

Meanwhile, within that city, Kang asks a robot if the prisoner has been shown the excellence and might of his new Chronopolis. When the robot replies that the prisoner claims to not be impressed, Kang asserts that he is a fool and will soon learn that Kang the Conqueror is the master there. The prisoner is revealed to be the Vision.

Appearing in "Captain America's Top Ten Villains"

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Synopsis for "Captain America's Top Ten Villains"

While having drinks at McAnn's Bar, Steve Rogers and Rachel Leighton discuss who Captain America's top foes are.

Appearing in "Captain America's Shield"

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Synopsis for "Captain America's Shield"

A design of Cap's indestructible Shield

Appearing in "Captain America's Jet"

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  • Captain America's Quinjet "Freedom's Flight

Synopsis for "Captain America's Jet"

Straight from the Wakanda Design Group, a blueprint of Cap's modified quinjet "Freedom's Flight".

Appearing in "Test Flight"

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  • Taskmaster (Main story and flashback)
  • Benetton (Main story and flashback)
  • Griff (Main story and flashback)
  • Kenner (Main story and flashback)
  • Other students of Taskmaster (at least five) (Unnamed)

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  • Tyrone McQuaid (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
  • Dwayne (Main story and flashback)
  • Sally Mae McQuaid (Mentioned) (Death)

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Synopsis for "Test Flight"

When a young black man pulls a gun in a Harlem Office of Social Services and demands to see the Falcon, Sam Wilson happens to arrive just then and swiftly disarms him. Initially really angry at someone who would threaten good, honest working people, Sam's anger is defused when a co-worker identifies the young man as Tyrone McQuaid, Sally Mae's boy, someone who Sam had known as being a good kid. Once in Sam's office, Ty explains that he was desperate because he really needs the Falcon to save his life. Ty reveals that about a year earlier, just after his mother died, he accepted a friend's advice to join a training school for gangsters run by Taskmaster. Ty eventually realized that he just wasn't cut out for life as a criminal and left but he knows that Taskmaster doesn't allow runaways and is sure that other students have been sent to kill him. Sam agrees to help and they head for Sam's apartment but before they get there they are intercepted by Dwayne who warns them that three armed, costume-wearing strangers have been looking for him and are on the roof of his apartment building.

Thanks to this warning, Sam takes Ty to his sister Sarah's apartment instead. Knowing that he would be making himself an easy target if he tried to get his Falcon uniform from his apartment while it was under surveillance, Sam calls Desmond Burrell at Stark Enterprises to ask about the new super-threads that he's been building. When Dez tells him that they'll be ready for testing next Friday, Sam says he'll need them by that night. Dez is very reluctant, pointing out how risky it would be to go into action in a suit that hasn't been tested, but Sam is insistent that Dez have a messenger deliver it to the 125th Street Station stop by 7 PM.

That night, accompanied by Redwing, the Falcon flies over Harlem in his new flight suit which fortunately seems to be working almost perfectly. The Falcon and Redwing then go into action against the three goons on the rooftop of Sam's building and quickly take them all down but, only seconds later, a lot more goons show up and start attacking. With help from Redwing and his new equipment, Falcon manages to knock all of them out as well but before he can disarm them and tie them up his link with Redwing warns him of another armed threat behind him. Falcon is able to disarm this attacker who turns out to be Taskmaster but Falcon initially pretends to not recognize him. The two battle for a while until three police cars pull up before the building. At that moment, Ty appears on the rooftop, armed with a gun taken from one of the fallen goons, and tries to force Taskmaster to disarm himself. When Taskmaster refuses, Ty fires at him but, protected by his shield, the villain rushes forward and pushes Ty off the rooftop. The Falcon does a power dive after him and manages to catch Ty before he hits the streets but Taskmaster is gone by the time he returns to the roof. Tyrone is unhappy with this outcome, feeling that he's in as much danger as before, but Falcon points out that, with almost a dozen of his pupils in police custody and willing to make plea bargains, he suspects that Taskmaster will be so occupied with avoiding the law that he won't be back to bother Tyrone. Ty doubts this but Falcon tells Tyrone that when he wants to talk about what to do next, he knows where to find him.

Appearing in "Birth of a Warlord"

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Synopsis for "Birth of a Warlord"

Seated on his throne in his citadel of Chronopolis, Kang the Conqueror begins to record his life story for posterity. He begins by detailing his early history, including his time as Rama Tut and the Scarlet Centurion, and ends with his first defeat by the Avengers.

Notes

  • This is part 1 of the Citizen Kang event, continuing directly into Thor Annual #17.
  • Story Three, "Captain America's Shield" says "Special Thanks - Gru" a reference to Captain America's iconic writer Mark Gruenwald.

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