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- Looks like you'll have to call in some people who don't have families.
- -- Nick Fury
Appearing in "Letters Home"
- Hydra agents (First appearance)
- U.S. Army
- F.B.I. Agents (First appearance)
- X-Men (Mentioned)
- Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett (Mentioned)
- Avengers (Mentioned)
- Reed Richards (Mentioned)
- Galactus (Mentioned)
- Roxanne Simpson (Mentioned)
- Shalla-Bal (Mentioned)
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Synopsis for "Letters Home"
Hydra has hijacked a weapons sattelite that is also used by servicemen overseas to send and receive messages to and from their families. Nick Fury calls on Captain America to assist. With the rest of the Avengers spending time with friends and family for the holidays, Cap recruits the Silver Surfer and Ghost Rider. Silver Surfer takes to orbit to free the sattelite, while Ghost Rider travels overseas to make sure the military's e-mails get through. Captain America tackles Hydra forces with some unsolicited help from the Punisher.
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This is an interesting teaming of heroes. Cap is the sole Avenger, as the rest of the team is spending the holidays with loved ones. Hydra has taken over a military sattelite. Besides having a weapons system, the sattelite is also used for Soldiers and their loved ones to send e-mails to and from overseas. To stop Hydra from using the weapon, and make sure the Soldiers e-mails get through, Cap has to enlist the help of the Silver Surfer (in FF2 this summer), Ghost Rider (movie in theaters soon), and the Punisher. While this may sound as corny as #2, it is actually not, and the way the story is told is terriffic. It is actually narrated by 3 of the individual heroes 'letters home.' Each character's sub-plot is handled by a different artist in this one, and they actually mesh pretty well when you put it all together. Overall, I think I would pick this one as my favorite so far. I hope Marvel continues this project and I, for one, really appreciate and enjoy it.GRADE: A