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Comic Book: Captain America (1968 series)

What This Book is About:
Captain America's flagship title. Continuing TALES OF SUSPENSE, this title ran for decades, establishing Cap as the Living Legend of World War 2 whose adventures continued into the present day as the nation's greatest hero.

Data Sheet:
Dates
Apr 1968 to Aug 1996
1968
N/A

Characters most frequently found in this comic book:
In order of appearances.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Falcon
Falcon

(Sam Wilson)
Red Skull
Red Skull

(Johann Shmidt)
Plus: Diamondback (Rachel Leighton), Crossbones, Peggy Carter.

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Captain America #272
4.5 stars

Captain America #272

August 1982
"Mean Streets"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
On a late night rendezvous on the seedier side of Manhattan, Captain America wipes out injuring his arm when a woman dashes in front of his bike. She points him to a cab driver with his throat slashed. He races the man to a hospital and continues on his mission. [...]
Captain America #273
4 stars

Captain America #273

September 1982
"Cap and the Howlers Together Again!"
Script: David Anthony Kraft
Captain America is an honored guest at the reunion of Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos. When their former commanding officer, General "Happy Sam" Sawyer arrives outside, he is kidnapped by a Hydra hit squad. [...]
Captain America #274
3.5 stars

Captain America #274

September 1982
"Death of a Hero!"
Script: David Anthony Kraft
Captain America with Nick Fury and SHIELD are searching for the SAC Aerial Command Center hijacked by Hydra…. Meanwhile, aboard that plane, Baron Strucker is trying to persuade General Sam Sawyer to reveal the codes needed to activate the nuclear weapons aboard. [...]
Captain America #275
5 stars

Captain America #275

November 1982
"Yesterday's Shadows!"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Captain America enters SHIELD headquarters through their secret hologram entrance. He meets with Agent Gail Runciter to find if they have learned anything about the doughlike creature he fought in issue #270 and to apologize for his rudeness to her in issue #268. [...]
Captain America #276
4 stars

Captain America #276

December 1982
"Turning Point!"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Things have been cleared up after the riot at the neo-Nazi rally; Nazi leader Harry Todd takes a potshot at Captain America who clobbers him with his shield. Anti-Nazi leader Sammy Bernstein thanks Cap for talking sense into him as he is being led away to jail. [...]
Captain America #277
4 stars

Captain America #277

January 1983
"In Thy Image"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Captain America is the captive of the new Baron Zemo, son and namesake of his wartime nemesis. This Zemo is seeking revenge for Cap’s destruction of his father and for their own earlier encounter which left Zemo’s face burned. [...]
Captain America #278
4.5 stars

Captain America #278

February 1983
"Oh, Thus Be It Ever…"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
In the dungeons of Baron Zemo, Arnie Roth accuses Captain America of having let his roommate Michael die at the claws of Vermin. Zemo gloats that his scheme of turning all of Cap’s friends against him is succeeding. The villain then sends his mutates into the room to destroy them. [...]
Captain America #279
4 stars

Captain America #279

March 1983
"Of Monsters and Men"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
In a neighborhood diner, Captain America tells Bernie Rosenthal that the Steve she spent the night with (driving around in a car as made clear last issue) is an impostor, the mutant Primus. Primus in return tells her that Cap is really the Chameleon in disguise and the battle is on. [...]
Captain America #280
4 stars

Captain America #280

April 1983
"Sermon of Straw"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Late one night, the sinister Scarecrow leaps across rooftops accompanied by his crows, gains access to an apartment building, and knocks on a man’s door. When the man answers the door, he is killed by the vicious crows…. [...]
Captain America #281
3 stars

Captain America #281

May 1983
"Before the Fall!"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Steve Rogers and Bernie Rosenthal go out to the movies and see wartime newsreels of Captain America and Bucky in action; Steve is a bit uncomfortable dealing with his past. [...]
Captain America #282
3.5 stars

Captain America #282

June 1983
"On Your Belly You Shall Crawl, and Dust Shall You Eat!"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Captain America is going mad. He is in a dark room, his head filled with visions of friends and family as he tries to piece together what has happened to him. [...]
Captain America #283
4 stars

Captain America #283

July 1983
"America the Cursed"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Captain America is still in the throes of a hallucinogenic drug administered on orders from Viper; he imagines he is a boy with his parents again. They encourage him not to give up. Then Bernie Rosenthal appears but she decays before his eyes into a snake-infested skeleton. [...]
Captain America #284
4.5 stars

Captain America #284

August 1983
"Diverging"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Captain America, Nomad, and Nick Fury visit Dum Dum Dugan in the hospital as he recovers from the heart attack he suffered at the end of issue #282. Dugan is feeling sorry for himself and decides it’s time for him to retire. [...]
Captain America #285
3.5 stars

Captain America #285

September 1983
"Letting Go"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Captain America races down a New York street, leaping through traffic, barely breaking stride as he foils a holdup. He arrives at a luxury apartment building and enters, puzzling new Nomad Jack Monroe, who had followed him. [...]
Captain America #286
2 stars

Captain America #286

October 1983
"One Man In Search of...Himself!"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
From the dystopian future of 1991, scientist Godwulf sends a clone of Luther (Deathlok) Manning back to 1983 on an unusual mission: to find the original cyborg he was cloned from. [...]
Captain America #287
2 stars

Captain America #287

November 1983
"Future Shock"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Captain America fights Deathlok the Demolisher, discovering that the cyborg’s mind has been wiped of all memories and he no longer knows who Luther Manning is. While punching him, Cap exhorts his foe to overcome his programming and save the dying Manning clone. [...]
Captain America #288
2 stars

Captain America #288

December 1983
"Mazes"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Godwulf tells Captain America how this future came to pass: in 1983, Brand Corporation—a subsidiary of the sinister Roxxon—developed the Nth Projector, which could open holes to alternate dimensions. [...]
Captain America #289
2 stars

Captain America #289

January 1984
"Tomorrow, the World?"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Albert DeVoor, director of Brand Corp’s Nth Project, briefs his assembled commandos on the importance of their mission: each has been assigned an Nth Projector to be used to transport all superheroes to hostile dimensions, opening the way for Brand and its parent company Roxxon to conquer the world. [...]
Captain America #290
4 stars

Captain America #290

February 1984
"Echoes"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
At Avengers Mansion, Captain America is thrilling his girlfriend Bernie Rosenthal with a display of his acrobatic abilities. They repair to the kitchen for breakfast where Wasp spies on them in miniature form, glad that Cap is finally allowing himself to be happy. [...]
Captain America #291
4 stars

Captain America #291

March 1984
"To Tame a Tumbler"
Script: Bill Mantlo
Captain America is patrolling the city on his motorcycle late at night when he spots a mysterious figure leaping from a high window at the Guardian Life Insurance Company building. Cap recognizes the burglar as the Tumbler, who Cap saw killed in CAP #169. [...]
Captain America #292
3.5 stars

Captain America #292

April 1984
"An American Christmas"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
For a second time, Captain America and Nomad are attacked by a huge black crow which quickly flies off (first time was in issue #290). Later, Steve tells Bernie about it and they have a laugh together which turns into a romantic moment—interrupted by an embarrassed Jack Monroe…. [...]
Captain America #293
4 stars

Captain America #293

May 1984
"Field of Vision"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Mother Superior takes Baron Zemo on a mystical voyage through the horrors of human history to make him enlarge his “field of vision” and embrace the darkness of the Red Skull’s plan. She then drills him in an even more vicious style of fighting so that he may defeat Captain America…. [...]
Captain America #294
4 stars

Captain America #294

June 1984
"The Measure of a Man"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
Captain America is down and Nomad faces the Slayer, pacifist Army vet Dave Cox under the enemy’s brainwashing. He has a difficult time because of his foe’s teleportation cloak which allows him to pluck weaponry out of another dimension. [...]
Captain America #295
4 stars

Captain America #295

July 1984
"The Centre Cannot Hold"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
A guilt-ridden Captain America sits by the hospital bed of his friend Dave Cox, who was brainwashed by his enemies into becoming the villainous Slayer (last 2 issues); Dave’s wife Julie comforts Cap, not blaming him for Dave’s fate and counseling him to hang on. [...]
Captain America #296
4 stars

Captain America #296

August 1984
"Things Fall Apart"
Script: J. M. DeMatteis
On a Harlem rooftop, the Falcon is under attack by the Sisters of Sin. He dodges and fights but their teamwork eventually overcomes him and he is carried off….   Meanwhile, Wasp and Starfox have entered Bernie Rosenthal’s apartment to find her missing, the image of skull burned into the wall. [...]