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Quote1 I need a day when there aren't twenty crises to deal with, but I don't see that coming any time soon. Quote2
Tony Stark

Appearing in "The Death of the Dream: Part Five"

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Synopsis for "The Death of the Dream: Part Five"

One Step Behind[]

Tony Stark and Maria Hill review tapes of the new Serpent Squad--Sin, King Cobra, Eel, and Viper--break into the Subcarrier and rescue Crossbones, killing everyone in their path and doing so with ease. When he asks how they got in she shows them that Patrick Stansfield, Agent 776, seems to have simply let them in. Further, the dozen agents that were supposed to be on hand for Crossbones' hand off have gone missing. Stark orders a detailed report on Stansfield's whereabouts for the last few weeks believing there's a mole inside S.H.I.E.L.D..

Spy Versus Spy[]

Black Widow is hunting down the Winter Soldier at Stark's behest, but is getting dead ends trying to find him through the underground. She reassesses what she knows about him; knowing that he'll wait for Stark to be vulnerable instead of attacking him on the Helicarrier she considers what else he'll do for revenge, then smiles.

The Prodigal Son[]

Winter Soldier makes his way across the city, connecting his recently uncovered A.I.M. surveillance of S.H.I.E.L.D. teams with Nick Fury's belief that something was rotten inside the organization. With Crossbones free and doubtlessly making his way back to Red Skull, Winter Soldier only has one lead left and makes his way to the Kronas Corporation building, drawing lines connecting people who hate each other just to "add fuel" to the Civil War. He crashes through a window, taking out a guard, seeking answers.

Altered Egos[]

In a red backgrounded "Russia" Aleksander Lukin and Red Skull argue about their deal, each mocking the others' countries outcome in World War II. Skull spends the time crawling on a large statue of

Solicit Synopsis

Nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series! The Red Skull's minions have crawled out of the shadows to make another strike at the American spirit, still reeling from the death of Captain America. But this time, they've got the Winter Soldier. A very mad Winter Soldier, gunning for them, with vengeance in his sights! All this, and Sharon, and the Falcon fighting for their lives, too!


  • The current incarnation of the Viper is a new recruit of Sin and the Red Skull. He remains an unnamed character with very little background information.

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