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 →

Captain America #132 (December 1970)

This issue wraps up the storyline involving the Hood (actually Baron von Strucker, actually a robot) and the supposedly reborn Bucky Barnes (who seems, based on the cover, to have grown considerably upset since the last issue). It also manages to introduce yet another level of WTFery to this already convoluted tale, courtesy of everybody's... Continue Reading →

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 →

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