As Crossbones and the Red Skull's daughter SIN carve a path of chaos and destruction across the U.S.A., Cap and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 13 head to the American heartland on a tip, and stumble across much more than they bargained for--like a secret AIM cadre and a lot of secrets! The first of an action-packed two-parter from Ed Brubaker and Mike Perkins.
This issue opens with a chaotic bank robbery already in progress. The two assailants are Crossbones and Sin, who has been completely transformed back into her real self. Major carnage ensues and Sin ends up killing an unarmed pedestrian, who happens to be an A.I.M. agent. Cap and Sharon Carter begin tracking these two wanton criminals, as well as tracking the Winter Soldier. They end up in a small town and enter the local bar there. Inside they get a drink and begin to question the bartender. He is no help, but a bar regular overhears and relates a story of a man being fighting a large machine. Steve and Sharon share a romantic interlude, and are attacked as they slumber by agents of A.I.M., who ask for Cap's help.