Title: CAPTAIN AMERICA#320 by Mark Gruenwald (writer) and
Synopsis: Captain America learns of the massacre from the
who had planned to attend the meeting but arrived after the massacre was
over due to a flat tire. Captain America sets a trap, pretending that
Mirage was still alive, and feeding false info to the press [The press
announced the truth soon after; a different Scourge heard the correct body
count]. The original Scourge, after first making an unsuccessful hit on
Diamondback and another Serpent Society member (can't remember whom;
this might actually have occured in the previous issue; anyone know?),
fooled into believing Mirage was still alive
returns to the bar and gets captured by Cap, who was disguised as Mirage.
Scourge turns out to be an anonymous white haired man who claims he was
the Enforcer's brother. He says he killed the Enforcer to end the shame
to the family, then continued the killing spree. Scourge is then shot to
death by an assailant hiding in the bushes, who declares, "Justice is
Is it a key part of the overall Scourge storyline? Yes.
Domino is introduced for
the first time, giving Scourge info on various villains' whereabouts. The
Scourge responsible for most of the original killings dies in this story.
This is the first irrefutable proof that there is more than one Scourge.
Is is part of the main story in this issue? The whole issue
is devoted to
the hunt for Scourge
Comments: Scourge's assailant, according to Marvel Universe
the same person who killed the Wraith
Oddly, the Enforcer's bogus story coincides with inaccurate
info in the first Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe as to whom the
Enforcer really was (both the original Ghost Rider stories and Marvel
Universe Deluxe get the true alter ego correct; the latter even used the
true scenario to point out why Scourge had to be lying, which was not
clear from the issue of Cap itself)