Captain America #307
Issue(s): Captain America #307
He's a real strange one. Seemingly invulnerable...
...supernaturally acrobatic, and in possession of a bubble gun that makes his targets crazy. Nomad is unable to stop him...
...and Madcap basically withdraws from the scene at random. The event does cost Nomad his newly acquired job as a grocery bagger.
No origin is given for Madcap, but we do see him entering a costume shop to get his weird outfit for the first time. He's a normal looking guy without the mask.
Also in this issue, we see three of Gruenwald's Serpent Squad infiltrating the apartment of their former partner, Sidewinder.
Oh, the cover promises "A dramatic look back at.. The Invaders of World War II!". Here it is, in its entirety:
Too weird to rate! Madcap seems impossibly powerful, but this is only a set-up issue. Neary's depictions of Madcap are certainly nice.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: This issue begins with Captain America still in London, getting a lift to the airport from Captain Britain. After Cap gets on the plane, it's the last we see of him in this issue. He'll next appear in Secret Wars II #1, still on the plane.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (5): showAnaconda, Bernie Rosenthal, Black Mamba, Captain America, Captain Britain, Death Adder, Madcap, Nomad
The title refers to the Talking Heads concert film.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 2, 2012 6:06 PM
I really hate this story at first Madcap is just a believous and very crazy man not a criminal neither a supervillain, but he is not good he shoots bubbles in people
Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2012 9:15 AM
Fnord12,in the recent deadpool annual madcap was rectonned as the voice in his head. So will you do behind the scene appearances when we get there.
Posted by: doomsday | June 9, 2014 8:41 AM
Doomsday, i haven't read that and don't intend to get to it any time soon. I'll have to wait until i get to there or see if the MCP makes a change beforehand. From your description it seems less like a behind-the-scenes appearance and more that any Madcap appearance should really be a Deadpool appearance? I'll have to see how that was done.
Posted by: fnord12 | June 10, 2014 9:54 AM
Doomsday, from what I saw of the wiki entry on Madcap, it was only after Thor fought both Deadpool & Madcap, that the changes occured -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madcap_(comics)
Posted by: clyde | June 12, 2014 9:41 AM
Right -- Madcap isn't the "little yellow boxes" voice, but rather the "typewritten comments" voice from Daniel Way's stories with Deadpool. It reminds me a bit of how the original iteration of Deathlok originally had a second, nonsense voice in his head that was written out fairly quickly.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | October 13, 2015 2:34 PM
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