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Captain America #137: Review

May 1971
Stan Lee, Gene Colan

Story Name:

To Stalk the Spider-Man

Review & Comments

3 stars

Captain America #137 Review by (February 15, 2010)
First appearance of Spider-Man in a Captain America title. Part one of a two-part story.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #137 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
As Captain America and the Falcon are being raised to the surface by Mole Man’s levitation beam, Sharon faints from the stress and is taken to another room to recover. Cap explains to the assembled authorities about the ecological threat of Project Earth-Dig and they agree to work out an alternate plan. Cap notes Sharon’s absence and jumps to the conclusion that she no longer cares about him. Later, when Sharon awakens and discovers that Cap has left without seeing her, she reaches the same erroneous conclusion. Back home, Sam takes off to avoid the cranky Cap and decides he needs a bigger rep to qualify as Captain America’s partner. As the Falcon, he spies Spider-Man swinging through the city and, as Spidey is currently wanted by the police, determines to capture the Web-Slinger. Falcon is distracted by having to stop a mugging but Redwing continues in the pursuit of Spidey. Then Cap intercepts Falcon, hoping to apologize for his bad mood, but Falcon brushes him off and returns to his mission. Redwing leads his master to the apartment of Peter Parker and Harry Osborne; looking in the window, Falcon sees only Harry and assumes he is Spider-Man and carries him off. Peter hears Harry’s cry for help and changes into his Spidey-suit to go to his rescue. Spidey beats Falcon into unconsciousness and plants a Spider-Tracer on him. Later Redwing leads Cap to his injured master but Falcon declines to tell his partner what happened. The two are unaware that the scene has been witnessed by their enemy Stoneface, the gangster, who is out on bail and seeking revenge.

Gene Colan
Bill Everett


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Sam Wilson)

(Peter Parker)

Plus: Stone-Face.

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