Captain America #280 (April 1983)

This issue sees Captain America take on the Scarecrow, whom he last fought in Captain America Annual #6, and also confront the mysterious Coalition for an Upstanding America, who have been placing posters with his image on them around the city for the last few issues. After we see Scarecrow kill a man in his... Continue Reading →

Captain America #264 (December 1981)

This issue contains a fascinating done-in-one story*, based on a mystery that gradually builds, with an important message at its conclusion. Before we start: Lest the presence of the Falcon's name is the cover logo get his many fans excited, this is unfortunately a one-time thing. Also, the old-timey X-Men costumes will be explained! *... Continue Reading →

Captain America #261 (September 1981)

This issue leads off a three-issue storyline that welcomes back several old foes as well as one previous identity, as you can see on the cover, although it's a mystery who's under the mask. More exciting, at least for me, this issue introduces one of my favorite Captain America writers, J.M. DeMatteis, to the title.... Continue Reading →

Captain America #245 (May 1980)

As you can guess from the cover, this issue elaborates on the backstory of Steve Rogers's neighbor Anna Kapplebaum, who survived the Holocaust (with the help of a young Captain America, as recounted in issue #237). However, much of what we'll cover in this post deals with Cap's interactions with his community, as drawn by... Continue Reading →

Captain America #237 (September 1979)

This issue serves as an aftermath to the six-issue storyline, which began in issue #231 and ended in the last issue, involving Captain America fighting against the white supremacist Grand Director (who ended up being someone from his past—see the last issue if you don't know who), his National Force, and the man behind it... Continue Reading →

Captain America #235 (July 1979)

This issue continues the story of Captain America's fight against the white nationalist Grand Director, his National Front, and Dr. Faustus, which began in issue #231, as well as Cap's team-up with Daredevil, which started in the last issue. Much of this issue involves Cap and DD escaping various forms of peril, culminating in—as you... Continue Reading →

Captain America #234 (June 1979)

For most of this issue, Captain America is not himself, having been brainwashed by Dr. Faustus into cooperating with the white nationalist Grand Director and the National Force. It takes the help of New York's favorite son, Daredevil, to bring him back from the brink... but not before he makes a powerful statement supporting hate... Continue Reading →

Captain America #233 (May 1979)

As we continue the story, begun in issue #231, of Captain America fighting the white nationalist Grand Director and his National Front, we finally learn the identity of the person behind the hate movement (who was glimpsed in silhouette in the last issue) as well as a hint as to who the Grand Director himself... Continue Reading →

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