Captain America #192
Issue(s): Captain America #192
...and some weaponry acquired from a disgruntled former Stark Industries employee and he plans to threaten New York City and demand some ransom money.
But Cap, with his newly acquired SHIELD pin, forces his way onto the plane...
...eventually discovers what's going on, and puts a stop to it.
Among Faustus' weapons are "Sonic Depressors" which i imagine must blast The Cure music directly into their targets' brains.
All relatively uninteresting filler waiting for Kirby's takeover of the book next issue. But Roger Stern will later turn Faustus' assistant "Karla" into Karla Sofen, aka Moonstone.
Karla disappears about halfway through the story. It'll later be revealed that she's hiding in the overhead luggage compartment.
Marv Wolfman may not have gotten the memo that we are done delving into nonsense about the Falcon's past, because in this book he has Cap worrying that the Falcon he knew might have been "a total sham" to the point where he's distracted during the fight with Faustus' goons. And still worrying during the epilogue (i'm also including this panel to show more of Robbin's weird artwork).
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: Placing this before the big Serpent Crown story that begins in Avengers #141.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
D. Bruce Berry's presence here is unusual; he was typically an inker Jack Kirby used after he dumped Marvel for DC in 1970(or maybe he inked other stuff for Marvel that I've forgotten about).
Posted by: Mark Drummond | April 28, 2013 7:22 PM
Besides a few issues of Cap (#191-192,195-196), it's just one Killraven issue of Amazing Adventures (#33), according to the UHBMCC.
Posted by: fnord12 | April 28, 2013 7:36 PM
I've read somewhere--maybe Sean Howe's book--that Karla was originally wearing not much of anything besides her firearms (and gloves/glasses), and the colorist had to intervene.
Posted by: Walter Lawson | April 28, 2013 8:59 PM
It might have been Mark's comments here.
Posted by: fnord12 | April 28, 2013 9:11 PM
Ah, indeed it was. Kudos to Mark.
Posted by: Walter Lawson | April 28, 2013 11:59 PM
Unfortunately, the only way to conclusively prove this is if someone tracks down the original art and peels off Faustus' word balloon above(or if Marv Wolfman can confirm it).
Posted by: Mark Drummond | May 3, 2013 2:11 PM
Seeing Karla's navel makes me think Frank Robbins only dressed her with ammo straps and guns. I guess the colorist was asked to "make as if she's dressed".
Posted by: SteveR | October 25, 2014 7:49 PM
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