Captain America #124 (April 1970)

This issue is another entry to Captain America's ongoing saga with both his love interest, Sharon Carter, and his erstwhile allies, Nick Fury and the rest of SHIELD. I have to warn you, Cap is not at his best in the issue, being a neanderthal with respect to Sharon and then flying off the handle... Continue Reading →

Captain America #111-113 (March-May 1969)

In this post we cover the last two of Jim Steranko's three issues of Captain America, in which he crafted the first significant "Death of Captain America" story (even if it was very quickly resolved) and, in the process, restored Cap's secret identity (which Sternako thought diminished his value and stature as "the quintessential symbol... Continue Reading →

Captain America #110 (February 1969)

Here we start to discuss the legendary Jim Steranko's all-too-short run on Captain America, including plotting, pencils, and colors on issues #110, 111, and 113 (with Jack Kirby doing his last work on the book for almost a decade with issue #112). In his short time on the book, Steranko put his distinct and unforgettable... Continue Reading →

Captain America #109 (January 1969)

In this issue we get an updated telling of Captain America's origin, first told in his very first comic, Captain America Comics #1, and retold more recently in Tales of Suspense #63. This time around, we get several new details that are considered essential to the origin, such as the Vita-Rays that, along with the super-soldier... Continue Reading →

Tales of Suspense #88-91 (April-July 1967)

In this four-part tale, we get the return of the Red Skull and a rare example of Captain America actually using the black-and-white ethical thinking he’s so often accused of—accusations against which I defend him in The Virtues of Captain America. (You’re making me look bad, Cap!) Plus, welcome artist supreme Gil Kane to the... Continue Reading →

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