Captain America #256
Issue(s): Captain America #256
The "ghost" turns out to be the Druid (or Demon Druid, if you prefer)...
...who is really looking for a Druidic tome said to be hidden in the castle. Captain America and the Druid fight, and the Druid falls into Rawling's shrinking ray pit.
Then Cap discovers the book the Druid was looking for, and takes it, saying he'll give it to the Scarlet Witch (which he will, but it'll be a while before she gets to it).
The Druid thinks the book will make him "the mightiest mortal on the face of the Earth", but Cap tells the Druid that the Hulk has already taken that role. I thought this might be foreshadowing, since the Hulk actually appears next issue, which also takes place in England, but it turns out to just be a stray bit of dialogue.
If you're going to have Cap explore a creepy castle, you could do a lot worse than Gene Colan.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Captain America is still in England in this issue. It's explicitly said that he couldn't leave England after fighting Baron Blood without revisiting the Greymoor Castle ruins. But that means it takes place before the brief non-flashback scene in Captain America #255, which takes place back in the US.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Wow, take out the narration box in that last panel and you've got yourself a rather awkward looking situation.
Posted by: MegaSpiderMan | October 27, 2014 11:29 AM
Should Rawlings be tagged as a recurring character, since he appears in TOS?
Posted by: MikeCheyne | September 28, 2015 12:19 PM
Yes, thanks Mike.
Posted by: fnord12 | September 28, 2015 3:23 PM
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