Captain America #401 (June 1992)

This issue of Captain America serves as a coda to the "Operation: Galactic Storm" event that started in issue #398 and ended in last month's Avengers #347. It's also one of the most significant comics we've covered so far at this blog—and if you've been following along in recent posts, you can guess why. After... Continue Reading →

Avengers #347 and Thor #447 (May 1992)

As of this supersized issue of Avengers we arrive at the conclusion of the "Operation: Galactic Storm" event, and it does not disappoint—except for Captain America, who is very disappointed in the decisions taken by some of his fellow Avengers, which will have serious consequences for years to come (starting with next month's Captain America... 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 →

Marvel Super-Heroes #3 (September 1990)

In its first volume, the title Marvel Super-Heroes introduced Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) and the Guardians of the Galaxy, and told Doctor Doom's first solo story, along with reprinting stories (which it did exclusively after it first twenty issues). In its second volume, it became a quarterly anthology title; its third issue features Captain America in... Continue Reading →

Avengers #321-322 (August-September 1990)

These two issues continue "The Crossing Line," a large-scale adventure featuring the Avengers and their Russian counterparts, the People's Protectorate, battling terrorists called (groan) the Peace Corpse who have hijacked a British nuclear submarine, and also involves the Atlanteans and, as of the final page of the last issue, Alpha Flight as well. The layout... Continue Reading →

Avengers #299-300 (January-February 1989)

These two issues see the Captain assemble the latest Avengers team and it is... definitely something. It is also his last story before the landmark Captain America #350, after which everything changes (in Stan Lee's sense of "change," at least). I'm impressed by how tightly the Avengers and Captain America comics were coordinated in these... Continue Reading →

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