Captain America #125 (May 1970)

This issue, Captain America is still reeling from the betrayal he thinks he suffered at the hands of his beloved Sharon Carter and his "beliked" Nick Fury in the last issue, although we know he was just too hurt and impatient to wait for the quite reasonable explanation Sharon would have offered. Luckily for him,... Continue Reading →

Captain America #122 (February 1970)

Don't let the cover, featuring Spider-Man's foe the Scorpion, fool you—the first five pages of this issue are dense with existential introspection and political musings that could keep us busy for days (and which I quoted quite a bit in my book). And later, we see a good old-fashioned fight with an injured Cap... and... Continue Reading →

Captain America #121 (January 1970)

This standalone issue lets us see Captain America through someone else's eyes; reveals the compassion of an accidental villain; and gives Cap his first exposure to an alternative, version of himself—a man similarly modified by science but with less benevolent intentions and successful results. The issue opens with Silas X. Cragg, one of the "nameless... Continue Reading →

Captain America #120 (December 1969)

This issue begins an on-and-off period of self-questioning for Captain America along several angles, including continued angst about his own identity and purpose in life, as well as more outward-looking concern with the state of American society (befitting the time and the increasing social consciousness of comics). You have to hand it to Stan Lee,... 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 →

Avengers #26-31 (March-August 1966)

These six issues see two current Avengers members leave and two originals return... and even more momentous, Captain America and Hawkeye start to heal their wounds (as Clint gets a new punching bag). Issue #26 opens with Cap trying to show his fellow Avengers the new secure messaging device Tony Stark dreamed up, but Hawkeye... Continue Reading →

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