Captain America vol. 3 #8
Marvel Comics (August, 1998)
“Live Kree Or Die” part 2: “Stuck In The Middle”
WRITER: Mark Waid
PENCILER: Andy Kubert
INKER: Jesse Delperdang
COLORIST: Jason Wright
SEPARATIONS: Digital Chameleon
LETTERER: Todd Klein
EDITOR: Matt Idelson
Captain America is still dealing the the fallout of a Skrull impersonating him to support a Congressional candidate, causing all sorts of trouble. Meanwhile, a general just blabbed an entire military operation over a news broadcast to the surprise and horror of not-Larry King. (I’d make a comment or possibly a Wikileaks joke but I don’t cover news media, just storytelling.) However, the main story continues from Iron Man Vol. 3 #7. Cap is contacted by Warbird, who is fighting the escaped Kree. He races to her rescue and learns he was the only one called, so Warbird could prove to him that she’s still a good Avenger, ending up doing the opposite as they’re outnumbered. And they learn the Kree have been experimenting with Terrigen mists (the source of the Inhumans’ powers) to turn Earthlings into a slave race. Cap is unable to save Warbird from the Kree since he was busy saving lives while she went to fight the Lunatic Legion instead. But he swears he’ll rescue her. continued in Quicksilver #10
What they got right: There’s some good fight moments and the “Live Kree Or Die” storyline is moving well enough, as it chronicles Warbird’s fall. The tie-in to the concentration camps works given Cap’s history.
What they got wrong: But it’s less a crossover storyline and more “here’s Warbird and the Kree splinter group popping in on their world tour”. It’s also a shame seeing Carol fall like this, especially when you look at where the character is in 2018. Maybe it’s in a story I missed, but where did the Lunatic Legion get their hands on Terrigen mists?
Recommendation: The story isn’t bad and I’m interested in it but not completely enjoying it. Might be worth a look by the time this four-parter is done. We’ll see in the next two weeks.