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Captain America #244: Review

Apr 1980
Roger McKenzie, Don Perlin

Story Name:

The Way of All Flesh!

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Captain America #244 Review by (April 18, 2014)
Review: Steve’s interludes with Josh, Mrs K, and the job interview seem like padding whereas Cap’s defeat of the monster seems a little abrupt. I will say the brief bit with Plumber’s secretary being surprised at how quickly her boss warms up to Steve is cute. The darker art lends a nice feel to the tale and the scenes inside the monster’s heads give it a bit of a literary boost. The writer was unable to drum up any sympathy for his monster though Cap seems to be begging for it in the final panel. Oddly, Brady Cameron, whose disgruntlement caused the whole problem, drops out of the tale on page 3 with no hint as to his fate.

Comments: Part two of two.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #244 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Captain America is facing the warped and twisted "Adonis" housing the brain of evil industrialist Eric Cameron, who is bent on revenge against his son Brady whose scheming was responsible for his disaster. In the ensuing (brief) battle the lab is set afire and Adonis panics and escapes through a window. Cap trails the monster to a lake in some nearby woods and assumes that the creature has drowned beneath its dark waters…..

The next day, Steve Rogers stops off for breakfast with Josh Cooper at his landlady Mrs Kappelbaum’s apartment. He then heads to a job interview with the abrasive Ed Plumber; spotting that the man is a WW2 veteran, Steve quickly makes a friend of the gruff businessman. That evening, Adonis/Cameron stows away in the back of a truck and returns to the city. Now insane, he intends to destroy all beauty, starting with the artworks in Central Park. The police are helpless but Captain America, having heard the report of the monster on the radio, arrives to prevent Adonis from killing an attractive woman. Lightning (similar to the electricity that created him) spooks Cameron and he rushes off through the sewers. Cap trails him to a construction site near a lake and another battle ensues. There Adonis is trapped on a bulldozer which crashes into an arc light near the water, electrocuting him. Cap pauses to feel sorry for his grotesque foe.

Don Perlin
Tom Sutton
George Roussos
Frank Miller (Cover Penciler)
Al Milgrom (Cover Inker)


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