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Captain America #235: Review

Jul 1979
Roger McKenzie, Jack Abel

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To Stalk the Killer Skies!

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Captain America #235 Review by (January 11, 2014)
Review: Exciting fire escape is harmed by a major implausibility: that Cap’s shield is large enough to protect him and Daredevil from a half-dozen baddies with flamethrowers. Then again, Cap was splashed with oil at the end of the last issue—you’d think that would cause a problem running around in a burning building but no. The climactic aeronautics are nicely handled, moreso in the next issue. On the whole, a competently done issue.

Comments: Part five of six. Frank Miller is credited as “Special Watertower Consultant.”


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #235 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Captain America and Daredevil, trapped in the hideout of the National Force, are fired on with flamethrowers. As the building blazes, Dr Faustus orders his men out of there, leaving the two heroes to burn. Inside, Cap and DD dodge flames and falling timbers until they are able to escape through a hole in the roof by means of DD’s billy club line. They reach the roof just as the water tower collapses and they must leap to safety in the river. Later, going through the wreckage with the police, they find a piece of packing crate with an address on it….

Meanwhile, Dr Faustus and the Grand Director arrive at an air base in Lakehurst New Jersey where they and their men hijack a dirigible. Cap and Daredevil arrive but the villains use the captive Peggy Carter as a hostage to ensure a safe departure. Cap leads DD to a WWI biplane and the heroes take to the air. National Force thugs left behind take to the other biplanes and pursue the heroes. Cap engages in an aerial dogfight, sending the enemy planes crashing to the ground. Turning the controls over to Daredevil, Cap leaps toward the dirigible—but the plane suddenly stalls and Cap is clearly not going to reach his objective….

Jack Abel
Jack Abel
Roger Slifer
Ed Hannigan (Cover Penciler)
Joe Rubinstein (Cover Inker)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Matt Murdock)

Plus: Captain America (1950s Version), Grand Director, National Force, Peggy Carter.

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