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Quote1 M'sieu Crossbones-- I hope you are ready! Quote2
Batroc the Leaper

Appearing in "The Arena"

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  • Flagship One
  • RS-41 (experimental craft)

Synopsis for "The Arena"

Captain America tells Diamondback that Dr. Kincaid has given her a clean bill of health, and she admits that she wants to bring Snapdragon to justice. Fury suggests that Snapdragon might be attending the A.I.M. Weapons Expo on Boca Caliente. In Zerotown, Brother Wonderful is frustrated when the mute Dennis doesn't answer his questions, and orders the Night People to attack him. When Dennis fights back, Wonderful is impressed with his strength. Later, Cap, Falcon and Diamondback disguised by Sersi as Crossbones, Jack O' Lantern & Mother Night, arrive at Boca Caliente. Bluffing their way through A.I.M.'s security checks, "Crossbones" runs into Batroc, who reminds him of an old wager that Crossbones could defeat any five men in unarmed combat. Cap accepts the challenge to avoid suspicion and in front of an audience filled with super-villains, first defeats Mad Dog. As Cap battles Ramrod, Diamondback finds Snapdragon with Superia and her Femizons. Cap defeats Ramrod and meets his next opponent, General Wo.


  • This issue contains a letters page, American Graffiti. Letters are published from: Paul Taylor, Douglas Alan Waltz, and Ruben Ruiz.
  • Around 100 super-villains are reported to be featured in this issue! Many are unidentified or unnamed.


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