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Captain America #142: Review

Oct 1971
Gary Friedrich, John Romita

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And in the End…

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Captain America #142 Review by (February 15, 2010)
Conclusion of a four-part story. The stronghold’s architects do not explain why they gave a high-security stone building a glass cupola on the roof.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #142 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Captain America and the Falcon wait for the Grey Gargoyle’s petrifying touch to wear off Nick Fury and Sharon Carter. Assured that their friends are fully recovered, Cap and the Falcon try to find a way into the stronghold, where the Grey Gargoyle is battling the lab’s security forces to get to the deadly Element X. The two heroes discover a glass dome atop the building and break through into the stronghold; spying the orbital lab meant to house Element X, they begin to devise a plan to use it shoot the villain into space. The Gargoyle achieves his goal: he gets his hands on the metal canister containing the deadly element and turns it to stone to further protect it. Meanwhile, in a New York hospital, the radical Leila accuses Steve Rogers of having beaten up Reverend Garcia and the city of trying to cover it up and she will not listen to reason. Back at the stronghold, Cap and the Falcon battle the Grey Gargoyle so Redwing can seize the canister and drop it in the orbital lab; the villain and the heroes follow. Cap and the Falcon jump out but the Gargoyle, without thinking, accidentally turns the exit hatch to stone, sealing himself inside. Fury and Sharon, in the control room, hit the switches that launch the rocket into orbit around the Earth, ending the threat of Element X—and the Grey Gargoyle.

John Romita
Joe Sinnott
(Unknown artist)
John Romita (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: Leila Taylor.

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