Captain America #385 (May 1991)

This is the first part of a two-issue storyline about one of Captain America's former neighbors in Brooklyn, who now runs with a new crew, some of whom you can see on the cover—and the romantic machinations of a certain Ms. Bernie Rosenthal continue. The issue begins with the Watchdogs—the right-wing extremist group that debuted... Continue Reading →

Avengers #329 (February 1991)

Since issue #16, Avengers comics that herald new line-ups have always been special, and this one is no exception. But as with most such issues, it is much more than a roll call, culminating in a continuation of the storyline begun in issue #326, focused on new character Rage as well as inter-dimensional shenanigans. The... Continue Reading →

Nomad #3-4 (January-February 1991)

These two issues finish up Jack Monroe's first miniseries in style, after his actions in the first two issues, which involved intervening in the illegal drug trade—and interfering with a government undercover operation to the same end—attract the attention of the Super Powers Commission, who commission a psychiatrist to evaluate Monroe. In issue #3, they... Continue Reading →

Captain America #381-382 (January-February 1991)

These two issues wrap up the three-part story about the "trial" of Diamondback (aka Rachel Leighton) by the Serpent Society, who accuse of her treason for consorting with Captain America. In the last issue, they convicted her to death, but their former leader Sidewinder appeared before her execution and transported her away. Meanwhile, Cap was... Continue Reading →

Captain America #380 (December 1990)

This issue launches a three-part story featuring Rachel Leighton aka Diamondback, who was mysteriously abducted from outside Avengers Mansion in the last issue... and from the cover it's clear who did it and why. Although much of the issue deals with Rachel and her former crew, there is plenty of Captain America material to cover... Continue Reading →

Nomad #1-2 (November-December 1990)

These are the first two issues of Jack Monroe's first miniseries, which followed a short tale in Captain America Annual #9 (which wasn't covered in the post on the issue). There, the former Bucky of the 1950s, who later adopted Steve Rogers' short-lived Nomad identity, decided to abandon Captain America's noble mission and methods altogether... Continue Reading →

West Coast Avengers #64 (November 1990)

This issue of West Coast Avengers (or Avengers West Coast, tom-ay-to tom-ah-to) is a done-in-one in the spirit of the recent Captain America #379 and Avengers #325, and is also a Captain America/Human Torch team-up book in spirit (if not execution). Any time Cap gets to interact with one of his fellow "Big Three" Invaders... Continue Reading →

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