Synopsis for “By the Dawn’s Early Light!”
As Captain America is own his way to meet up with Nick Fury, his alter ego’s, Steven Rogers, neighbor, Joshua Cooper, is trying to give a letter to Steve put there is no answer and instead goes off to meet someone. Meanwhile, Cap meets up with Dum Dum Dugan who walks off with Cap to show him something to help Cap get some answers about his past. At the same time, Fury commences a questioning with Baron Strucker in a maximum security prison but just after Dugan contacts Fury, Strucker manages to escape. Later, Cap and Dugan are at an abandoned storage facility where Dugan presents Cap with a container with his Cap’s possession from the war, including his old war journal and his first shield. Cap then has a flashback which reveals that his memories about his past life before the Army were actually false, implanted memories put in by the Army so that Cap wouldn’t reveal anything relevant to the Nazis if he were captured. Cap’s real memories start to come back but Strucker crashes into the storage facility, driving Fury’s flying car. After a battle with Dugan and Cap against Strucker (with Cap using his original shield and Dugan getting shot in the shoulder), Fury rolls out of the car, which has crashed. Fury throws Cap’s current shield to him which Cap uses to defeat Strucker. However, Strucker explodes and it is revealed that he is in fact a robot duplicate. Unknown to those present at the explosion, the Machinesmith had made the Strucker robot and he is watching the group.