Avengers #340 (October 1991)

Compared to most fill-in issues, Avengers #340 is very good, presenting a welcome and enjoyable team-up between Captain America and the Wasp that actually offers much of interest to this blog and its fine readers (even if the premise of the story is somewhat contrived). The issue opens at a celebration of the Avengers' public... Continue Reading →

Captain America #393 (October 1991)

This issue serves as a transition between "The Superia Stratagem," which ended in the last issue, and the beginning of a five-part storyline focused on the Red Skull (with "Operation Galactic Storm" looming on the horizon beginning with issue #398). We're also introduced to Captain America's German counterpart, Hauptmann Deutschland, seen on the cover... but... Continue Reading →

Captain America #391-392 (September 1991)

These two issues complete the "Superia Stratagem" storyline that began in issue #387, when Diamondback and her friends were abducted from her Brooklyn home and taken to the cruise ship of Superia, who had gathered a motley crew of female supervillains for nefarious purposes. At the end of the last issue, Captain America and Paladin... Continue Reading →

Captain America #387-388 (July 1991)

These two issues are the beginning of "The Superia Stratagem," a six-part story published biweekly over the next three months. It is... not great, but nonetheless we will have interesting things to highlight regarding Captain America's ethical behavior, more of them in the first two issues than in the rest (when we will have assorted... Continue Reading →

Captain America Annual #10 (June 1991)

This annual was the third and final installment (after 1991's Daredevil and Punisher annuals) in "The Von Strucker Gambit," in which Baron von Strucker sends three bounty hunters to track three superhuman agents who escaped from Hydra after being subject to experimental treatments. Captain America does not appear in either of the first two parts... 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 →

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