Tales Of Suspense #69-71 (Captain America)
Issue(s): Tales Of Suspense #69, Tales Of Suspense #70, Tales Of Suspense #71 (Captain America stories only)
The scientist's plan was to shrink Cap and Bucky. He proves he can do it by shrinking dolls. The logic of that doesn't quite work for me, but it's good enough for the Nazis.
The Nazis of course have no long term use for a traitor so they throw him and his sister in a dungeon and the scientist turns on them.
The most interesting aspect of this story was how Rogers would deal with the fact that he was branded a deserter but that plotline is left dangling.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: We'll find out in Captain America #72 that these are stories that Cap is retelling to the Avengers, but these stories themselves are standalone World War II era with no bookends
Continuity Implant? Y
Reprinted In: Captain America Annual #1
the british scientist gets dumped in the dungeon but because the sister tried to help cap, she is going to be blasted off in the bomb along with cap and bucky.
the scientist spends the whole book either whining about his hand or ineffectually ranting about how he's going to get revenge on the nazis for treating him badly. wank.
mebbe (hopefully) they deal with rogers' desertion in the next cap issue.
Actually, they do follow up on the desertion thread but the next issue takes place in 1966 so you won't read it for a while. It turns out these stories are actually being retold by Cap to the other Avengers in the Silver Age.
I read this in my Marvel Masterworks and just shook my head. It shows that Steve Rogers is still a regular soldier and has to do double duty as Cap and Pvt Rogers. This makes no sense. While it makes perfect sense that the government would want to keep Cap's identity secret, it makes zero sense why he would still be assigned a cover identity as a common soldier.
BTW, any placement of the Red Skull origin/Project Vanish? Don't see it listed.
Even with the upcoming backissue add, i am still missing a few early issues in Cap's Tales of Suspense run, including issue #68 which covers Project Vanish.
I've now added Tales of Suspense #66-68.
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