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Appearing in "The Iron Nail: Part 5"

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Synopsis for "The Iron Nail: Part 5"

As Gungnir tears Nrosvekistan to pieces, Commander Dugan assess what allies they can summon against their enemy. Unfortunately, the leaders of the U.S. and Russia want solutions with collateral damage and the Avengers and the Fantastic Four are off-world. Instead, Commander Dugan authorizes a laser attack from a S.H.I.E.L.D. satellite against Gungnir, even when S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel is still onboard.

Captain America and the Iron Nail continue their struggle as the laser blast hits Gungnir. With the Iron Nail briefly incapacitated, Captain America asks the newly-awakened Maria how to deactivate Gungnir. Since the controls are smashed, Maria tells Captain America to destroy the core reactor. As Fury and Maria evacuate Gungnir, Captain America reaches the core with the Iron Nail hot on his trail.

Gungnir destroys the S.H.I.E.L.D. satellite, preventing another laser shot. The Iron Nail stabs Captain America with his tendrils, turning him into an old man, but Captain America uses what is left of his strength to throw his shield into the reactor, destroying it. As Gungnir crumbles before them, the Iron Nail attempts to kill Captain America but Falcon beats him down and leaves the Iron Nail to die while he and Captain America escape. Falcon takes Steve to a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicopter so he can receive medical attention. Gungnir is destroyed and Nrosvekistan is safe, but Steve is not a super-soldier anymore.

Solicit Synopsis

• This is it, the one you don’t want to miss: The beginning of the end of Steve Rogers!

• The Iron Nail breaks Captain America!

• Steve Rogers lays a final sacrifice on the altar of freedom.

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