Captain America #101-102
Issue(s): Captain America #101, Captain America #102
Cap follows the Nazi to the island and, after using some crazy SHIELD tech to land, beats up on everybody, including the Skull, but not before another Sleeper robot is activated.
Cap is unable to destroy the Sleeper, but he is able to acquire the crystal key that is supposed to control it. Fury lies to Sharon, telling her that Cap is dead. Cap seems to approve. "At least she'll be safe." Yeah, except for the Sleeper robot that's going to destroy the planet! But then a few panels into the next issue, she shows up to help Cap fight some Nazi assassins. "I forced the Colonel to tell me the truth!". Good.
Cap and Sharon fight the Sleeper...
...but in the end it is Sharon's shrill womanly shrieking that activates the key and causes the Sleeper's atoms to dissipate.
The Red Skull isn't too upset over the defeat because now he sees that the way to hurt Captain America is through Sharon.
By the way, Sharon is still only referred to as Agent 13 at this point.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Super Action #2, Marvel Super Action #3
Inbound References (6): show 1968 / Box 4 / Silver Age
1968 / Box 4 / Silver Age
The comics code demanded that Kirby's Red Skull on the cover of #101 be redrawn to make him less ugly(unknown who redrew it, not Kirby), but when this story was reprinted in Marvel Super-Action #2 in 1977, the unaltered cover was used without complaint.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | November 18, 2012 4:40 PM
Doug Moench has a letter in #102.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 25, 2013 6:28 PM
Good stuff. I still think the Exiles are the allies of the evil Dr. Strange from TOS#41. The CCA got absurd at times.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | November 13, 2016 9:41 PM
Cap shoots one of the flying Exiles in #102, and it's implied the others were killed in the battle. Sharon shoots one of the Exiles who attack him in the street. Cap also uses a gun in #100 when the heroes escapes through the duct.
Posted by: Luke Blanchard | March 19, 2018 11:07 PM
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