Captain America #254 (February 1981)

This issue concludes the story begun in the last issue in which Captain America returned to England to reunite with Lord Fallsworth (the original Union Jack from World War I) and Jackie Fallsworth (Spitfire from Cap's WWII team, the Invaders) to investigate mysterious murders that turned out to be the work of Lord Fallsworth's archfoe... Continue Reading →

Captain America #253 (January 1981)

The two-part story beginning in this issue reintroduces some old friends and one villain from Captain America's past (and a beloved series covered in its entirety at this very blog)... After opening on the discovery of a murder north of London, England, and a glimpse of the issue's special guests, the focus turns to our... Continue Reading →

Invaders #34-37 (November 1978-February 1979)

These four issues focus heavily on other heroes, so there is little Captain America content at all (much less ethically interesting content), but there is other material of interest concerning the other characters and history of the day, so full speed ahead! Issue #34 begins with the Invaders receiving distressing news about a colleague and... Continue Reading →

Invaders #32-33 (September-October 1978)

These two issues introduce a familiar face to the World War II era: the mighty Thor, visiting Midgard (Earth) as he had been doing for centuries, but rarely this close to his eventual banishment there in the form of Dr. Donald Blake in August 1962's Journey into Mystery #83. We also meet another familiar face—albeit... Continue Reading →

Invaders #29-31 (June-August 1978)

These three fill-in issues, written by future Invaders scripter Don Glut and drawn (with the exception of issue #31) by now-regular penciller Alan Kupperberg, contain little material relevant to Captain America's ethics, so this will be a quick post. The first two claim to tell the story of the Invaders' first meeting (even before their... 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... Continue Reading →

What If? #4 (August 1977)

This comic—the only issue of What If? that takes place in the mainstream "616" Marvel Universe rather than creating new timelines with alternative versions of canonical stories—represents what may be the pinnacle of writer Roy Thomas's original sense of retroactive continuity (or retconning) at Marvel, filling in details in old stories to address inconsistencies and... Continue Reading →

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