Quote1 I've been around a few years. Surely you must have heard of me. Quote2
-- Captain America

Appearing in "Fighting Chance, Book 5: The Beaten Path"

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Other Characters:

  • Marley
  • Deke
  • Jimmy
  • Sam




Synopsis for "Fighting Chance, Book 5: The Beaten Path"

Rachel and Zack find themselves in a cage inside a mansion where they're interrogated about their interest in Snapdragon by Angela Golden (known as Golddigger) and Kono the Sumo, Snapdragon's brother. When left alone, Rachel uses a concealed acid capsule diamond to break out of her bonds, which leads to knocking out Golddigger and escaping from the cage with Zack. They make their way through the mansion and eventually find its master, Damon Dran. Rachel attempts to threaten him, but he's unmoved due to his indestructible nature. Nonetheless, through the encounter she learns that Sheoke did indeed die and was already cremated. Rachel doesn't quite get the chance to come to terms with the news as Dran's henchmen converge on his room.

Meanwhile, Captain America makes a call to get himself released from the Virginia police station where he ended up after his encounter with Americop and opts to abandon the search for the vigilante to answer Rachel's distress call. He ends up running into Americop anyway as they converge on Dran's mansion. Americop explains that his investigation into a string of missing children led him there. Cap offers to work together to shut the place down, but when he sees Rachel and Zack were captured, he implores his ally to not go in guns blazing. Americop has no interest in taking the suggestion.


  • While hiding their identities, Rachel introduces herself and Zack as "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern" after characters from Hamlet, and later as "Nancy and Sluggo" after the characters from the eponymous comic strip.
  • The Sumo uses a knife to cut off much of Rachel's hair while interrogating her. He and Golddigger mock her over it, suggesting it's meant to be emotionally damaging, but Rachel isn't noticably bothered by the change and her new pixie cut sticks around.
  • Two men in Americop's scene mention renting a video of The Crying Game, a then-recent movie known particularly for its exploration of matters of gender and sexuality with a transwoman character. It's suggested the men are gay, or at least are perceived as such by the homophobic thugs that assault them before Americop arrives to put the assailants down.
  • This issue contains a letters page, "Let's Rap With Cap". Letters are published from Omar Hussein, Adam Moreau, George Becnel, and Rui Ferreira.
  • 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]


  1. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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