Captain America #222 (June 1978)

In this issue, Captain America finally starts to get some answers to his quest, begun in issue #215, into his forgotten life before Project Rebirth... but those answers will sound strange, and for good reason. We also get some flattering exposition, and sound introspection on Cap's part, while he struggles against the villainous Corporation, acting... Continue Reading →

Invaders #26-28 (March-May 1978)

These three issues focus more on Bucky than Captain America, but the historical background is of such importance that I'll feature many panels without Cap nonetheless. (Fair warning: Some of the images and terms in this post are very disturbing, and the reason why will be clear very soon.) Also in these issues, two of... Continue Reading →

Avengers #167-169 (January-March 1978)

The first two of these three issues comprise the start of the "Korvac Saga," a ten-issue storyline in Avengers in which Captain America does not play a very prominent role, so I will primarily be highlighting character moments with less synopsis than usual. In this two issues in particular, we see Cap's first significant conflicts... Continue Reading →

Captain America #215 (November 1977)

With this issue, the Captain America series launches an examination of "Who is Steve Rogers?", which unfortunately is not the sort of juicy existentialist dilemma that might interest us here, but merely a matter of Captain America being unable to remember anything about his life before Project Rebirth transformed him into the Sentinel of Liberty.... Continue Reading →

Avengers #164-166, Super-Villain Team-Up #14, Avengers Annual #7, and Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (October-December 1977)

Once again, this batch of six comics contains only patchy Captain America content—much less ethically interesting content—so I'm doing them all in one post. The three Avengers issues comprise a single story pencilled by John Byrne, who would soon begin his legendary run on The Uncanny X-Men with writer Chris Claremont, later to return to... Continue Reading →

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