Quote1 You have the right to remain silent--forever. Quote2
-- Americop

Appearing in "Fighting Chance, Book 4: Policing the Nation"

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Synopsis for "Fighting Chance, Book 4: Policing the Nation"

Captain America and Diamondback observe Dead Ringer's police interrogation, during which he demonstrates his necro-mimicry power by taking the form of Snapdragon. This sets Diamond off due to the implication that Snapdragon is really dead. After learning from Ringer that he supposedly encountered the body in New Orleans, Diamondback heads there with Moonhunter to find out who knows what happened to Snapdragon. Their undercover investigation leads them to a woman named Angela Golden, who offers to take them to Snapdragon in her limo. It turns out to be a trap; Rachel and Zack are knocked out by gas before reaching their destination.

Meanwhile, Cap finds out that Super-Patriot's body was missing from the warehouse fire, meaning he's still at large. He returns to his headquarters to find that Arnie Roth has arrived from Florida to take up Steve's offer to run the building's costume shop front. They don't get much time to catch up before the hotline brings up a report of a possibly patriotic-themed vigilante involved in a Virginia shootout. Cap heads out on the possibility that it's Super-Patriot. It turns out to be Americop, another new brutal masked law enforcer. Cap tries to stop Americop from killing a suspect at his latest crime scene, but overexerts himself again. Americop almost kills Cap as he lies paralyzed, but leaves when the real police show up. Cap barely gets to his feet in time to choose to stay and answer to the police over chasing after his enemy.


  • Long Time Supporting Cast member Arnie Roth returns from Florida this issue. Although he was seen in shadows earlier, he debuted in full in Captain America #270. He was last seen in Captain America #303.
  • Diamondback and Moonhunter's undercover names, "Shirley" and "Vern" are possibly a reference to Laverne & Shirley.
  • The "Bullpen Bulletins" section is dedicated to Captain America co-creator Jack Kirby 1917-1994.
  • The letters page, "Let's Rap With Cap" features Captain America writer Mark Gruenwald's reflections on the late Jack Kirby. It also publishes letters from Olav Beemer, Harry simon, Matt Tauber, and Cris Conelly.
  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

See Also

Links and References

  • The Grand Comics Database: Captain America Vol 1 [1]


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