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Captain America #114: Review

Jun 1969
Stan Lee, John Romita

Story Name:

The Man Behind the Mask!

Review & Comments

Rating:
3 stars

Captain America #114 Review by (February 15, 2010)
First of a six-part story..



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #114 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Steve Rogers walks the streets of New York, his mind in a turmoil. Though his loved ones are now safe from danger because his identity is a secret once again, he doesn't know who Steve Rogers is any more: his entire adult life has been lived as Captain America; he has never had a life or home of his own. As he approaches Avengers headquarters, he decides to make a break with the past, to start a new life for himself, so he turns and walks away. The Avengers spot him from a window and decide to respect his wishes. Steve decides to visit SHIELD HQ to see Sharon Carter and changes into his Captain America outfit before entering through the barbershop. As he enters, Nick Fury is reviewing a videotaped report from Sharon: she has located an entire cell of A.I.M. leaders and, rather than wait for reinforcements, she is going to try to apprehend them herself. Sharon blasts through the villains’ wall and opens up with her weaponry, but the head man calls for the Walking Stiletto, a huge robot with spiked arms and a death ray. In the nick of time, Cap arrives with Rick Jones to fight off the monster, and the three heroes working together manage to destroy it. As SHIELD arrives, Cap asks Sharon to resign from the service but she can't, the service is her life. Dejected, Cap leaves. Later, Steve uses makeup to change his features and darken his hair and sets out to find a hotel room. It turns out to be a more difficult task than he had figured, since a man without ID or luggage looks suspicious. Eventually he winds up in a seedy side-street hotel, where he ponders his future. Suddenly a strange disorienting sensation strikes him and materializing before him is the Red Skull… once more in possession of the Cosmic Cube.

Note: The Avengers appearing are The Vision, the Black Panther, Goliath (Clint Barton), Wasp, Yellowjacket.

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John Romita
Sal Buscema
John Romita (Cover Penciler)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Panther
Black Panther

(T'Challa)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Red Skull
Red Skull

(Johann Shmidt)
Wasp
Wasp

(Janet Van Dyne)

Plus: Goliath (Clint Barton).