Captain America #259
Issue(s): Captain America #259
Just in order to talk to John, Cap has to endure the bike gang's test of not having your arms ripped off by motorcycles..
...and then Doctor Octopus attacks because he's interested in the material in Cap's shield.
Cap defeats Doc Ock, and his heroism inspires the bikers to reject Octavius' offer to hire them as goons to fight Cap.
When Cap finally delivers Ray's message to John...
...it convinces John to go home, and "three days later", while the Beast is regaling Cap with his latest exploits (and doesn't Cap look interested?)...
...John shows up with a new bike for Cap.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP places this between Avengers #208-209 and before Cap's appearance in Marvel Team-Up #106.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Quickdraw was actually Frank McLaughlin and some unidentified guys.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | October 25, 2013 5:22 PM
Based upon further reading, Quickdraw seems to have been just McLaughlin & Dick Giordano.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | December 18, 2013 6:37 PM
For a spider-man villain, Doc Ock sure got around. Cap, DD, Iron man, Dazzler, Angel. Anyway, nice little fight here.
Posted by: kveto | January 3, 2017 6:02 PM
Bought this off the spinner rack and it always bugged me a bit. Doc Ock always gave Spider-Man a run for his money, sometimes over 2-3 issues. Cap defeats Octavius in a few pages. I guess it was stories like this that do Ock becoming something of a joke.
Posted by: J.A. Morris | June 14, 2017 1:52 PM
Can't explain the typo in my last comment, meant to type "that led to Ock becoming something of a joke."
Posted by: J.A. Morris | June 16, 2017 10:44 AM
It's not too hard for me to believe that Cap could beat Ock in just a few pages. We don't see the clincher of the fight here, but Cap beat him by "KVOK"ing him in the head with his shield. Cap is a highly trained, strategic, and disciplined fighter, with a totally different style than Spider-Man. No comparison really. Cap has built up quite a reputation for surprising everyone by holding his own against much more powerful foes. With his shield he could probably take Spider-Man in at least 2 out of 3 rounds. And Ock is about as susceptible as anybody would be to a high-velocity, alloy-steel kvok on his unprotected noggin. What's most cartoonish about it is that Ock wakes up so soon, and doesn't even have a big gash, or at least a giant lump, on his poor head. Doc Ock's head must be harder than Joe Frazier's, what with all the hard knocks to the cranium he's survived over the years, and not even a super-soldier formula to compensate for them.
Posted by: Holt | April 30, 2018 8:40 PM
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