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 →

Captain America #232 (April 1979)

This issue continues the story of racial hatred on the part of the Grand Director and his National Force begun in the last issue, including some very odd Dark Knightish behavior on the part of Captain America, a solid page of introspection on his part, and most immediate, an answer to the fate of Peggy... Continue Reading →

Captain America #231 (March 1979)

This issue begins a six-issue storyline that includes a change in Sharon Carter's status quo, a reunion of the Winghead-Hornhead team, the return of a forgotten character, and most important—as can be seen clearly on the cover—very disturbing words and images of race hatred, always a poignant topic in Captain America stories and one that... 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 →

Captain America #155 (November 1972)

In this installment of the current storyline (which began in issue #153), we finally learn the identity and origin of the "impostor" Captain America and Bucky. Aside from the insights we get into the other Cap's character—as well as "our" Cap's reaction to him, on which more in the next issue—this story is a classic... Continue Reading →

Captain America #154 (October 1972)

This post, covering the second part of Steve Englehart's debut Captain America story, will be the shortest of the four, and deals mostly with the Falcon confronting the strange new Captain America and Bucky that appeared in the last issue, and then enlisting the Avengers to find the real Cap. Speaking of whom, our Steve... Continue Reading →

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