Characters Appearing: Captain America
Marvel Comics Presents #60 (Captain America)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #60 (Captain America story only)
The killers shoot a bunch of cops, but an FBI agent gets Tate off stage while Cap deals with them.
One of the shooters had a playing card, which becomes relevant when Cap goes back to confront Tate.
But the Senator says that the public won't believe Cap's accusation (or care). And he seems to be correct.
A bleak political story. Not really enough room to do it justice. And of course comics fans expect Captain America to not sit at home dejected over this. He'd make sure something was done about it. So it feels like odd characterization for Cap, especially since this is a short standalone story. If this happened in Cap's main series we'd expect to see him either pursuing it more or causing Cap to doubt his worldview. But here it's presented as just a hopeless fact of life. Which is of course the creators' point, but it's a case where the real world and the comic world don't intersect that well.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Nice to see an interpretation of Captain America that is neither a fascist like USAgent or the 50s Cap nor politically castrated. :)
Posted by: Luis Dantas | August 5, 2015 8:37 PM
This story was completely out-of-date by the time it was published- the Contra war was over and Violetta Chamorro had been president of Nicaragua for several months.
Posted by: Michael | August 5, 2015 9:16 PM
Tom Lyle's first Marvel artwork was his entry in the create-a-character contest in FOOM #3(also the first contributions by Steve Saffel and Grant Miehm).
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 9, 2015 11:18 AM
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