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Captain America #145: Review

Jan 1972
Gary Friedrich, Gil Kane

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3 stars

Captain America #145 Review by (February 15, 2010)
Additional credits: Pencils by Gil Kane and John Romita. Part one of a four-part story. The pilot is revealed in the next issue to be Eric Koenig of Sgt. Fury’s Howling Commandos; this is his first appearance in modern times.


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Captain America #145 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Steve Rogers awakens from his restless night (last issue) unaware he is being monitored by the real Hydra, whose masked leader announces plans to destroy Captain America and SHIELD, opening the door for their total takeover of America. In the middle of the night, SHIELD calls a red alert; the Femme Force gathers—without their leader Agent 13, Sharon Carter. Sharon arrives a few minutes later and accuses Valentina 'Val' de Allegro Fontaine of leaving without her to make her look bad. Nick Fury calls a halt to the quarrel just as Captain America arrives. Their emergency mission: Cap will lead the Femme Force in search of Hydra’s secret headquarter in Las Vegas. The mission is a trap, however; Hydra has been watching SHIELD’s moves with the help of a double agent in their ranks. On the plane west, Val flirts with Cap, creating some tension with Sharon. The plane is intercepted by a Hydra craft, and the traitorous Agent 22 unlocks the door to allow the terrorists inside. A furious fight breaks out in the close quarters of the ship; it goes well for the good guys until Hydra agents overpower the pilot and seize the controls. Back in New York, Fury calls Sam Wilson and asks the Falcon’s help on this mission. Back on the plane, a terrorist fires an energy blast at Cap but Sharon leaps in the way and takes the full force herself. An enraged Cap vows vengeance if she is dead….

Gil Kane
John Romita
(Unknown artist)
John Romita (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Sam Wilson)

Plus: Eric Koenig, Femme Force One, Supreme Hydra (Richard Fisk).

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