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But then you get to the last panel. Captain America reveals that his plan is to surrender. Now I know - I know - that Cap is not really going to surrender. I know that there is another plan, another hail mary like what we saw in Infinity #3. But just that panel... ugh. It just set my teeth on edge, in large part because it seems so alien to Cap's personality and credo.
After thinking about it some, I think what really got me is that it is artificial. It is meant to build drama. "Oh no! Captain America is surrendering! It truly is the end of the world!" Now, as I said, I know that Cap is really surrendering. And I would venture to say that most readers know that. And I would venture a little farther to say that Hickman knows that most readers know that. So that leaves, it seems to me, an unnatural sense of drama. And an unnecessary one at that. Hickman could have gotten the same experience if he had literally ended the book one panel earlier.
On the whole, it was a descent outing, but man, that last panel really threw a wrench into my enjoyment of this issue.