Captain America helps SHIELD stop a Hydra terrorist plot that included the hiring of Crossbones and Absorbing Man.

Cap uses strategy and technique to defeat a villain powerful enough to take on the entire Avengers team.

Turns out, Crusher Creel didn’t realize the magnitude of Hydra’s plans and Cap also uses the villain’s compassion to turn the battle.

Creel ends up absorbing a bomb intended to kill U.N. officials–so he’s not such a bad guy in the end.

I love these two villain characters, so this was a solid one-off in my book–in spite of the generic script and plotting by Tom DeFalco. Plus, the fight includes the use of a water tower, which lets me use my tag, below, so…Yeah. Above average issue.

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