Characters Appearing: Brother Inquisitor, Brother Wonderful, Captain America, Falcon, Sharon Carter
Captain America #204-205
Issue(s): Captain America #204, Captain America #205
While he's in SHIELD's psychiatric section (?!), he sees another dimension, a guy whose problems, whatever they are, are not purely psychological.
Meanwhile, even without the benefit of electrodes, Sharon's also been acting crazy.
So when the creature, Agron, finally escapes, Cap is so down in the dumps that SHIELD can't get him to respond to their call. So they have to resort to freeing the still crazy Falcon.
Fortunately, whatever Agron does, it seems to have a curative effect on the Falcon.
Agron turns out to be an energy octopus from the far future, inhabiting a dead man's body.
Cap finally gets his ass in gear and shows up to help the Falcon.
They get Agron into a tube provided by SHIELD. Cap and the Falcon don't know what the tube does but at a minimum it keeps the creature trapped.
It's not said how Leila gets cured. She isn't actually shown in these issues.
These are better than average for Kirby's return to Cap thanks to the fact that half the characters shown are supposed to be crazy so the fact that they are talking funny is less of a problem. And Kirby gets some cool visuals out of Agron.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: The Falcon must be hospitalized for a decent period of time, because the MCP has a number of Cap appearances, including Avengers #150-156, Super-Villain Team-Up #9-12, and Defenders #44 taking place between Cap #203-204.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Weirdest of all, before Agron becomes the energy octopus, nobody(including the Doctors) notices that his eyesockets are empty.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | May 17, 2013 3:52 PM
on page 15 (story page 9) I think Cap refers to Sharon Carter as "Carol" in a thought bubble.
Posted by: Marc Toy | April 26, 2016 8:39 AM
I'm currently re-reading Jack Kirby's run on Cap in the 1970s. This time something occurred to me. Have there been any additional appearances of Agron, or all these years later is he still trapped in that SHIELD tube?
Considering how many damn times since this story that SHIELD has been shut down or infiltrated by Hydra or had some nefarious conspiracy at work within it, it's amazing that Agron never got loose or scooped up by some villain such as Norman Osborn or the fine folks at Roxxon.
Maybe the government just decided to store that tube in the warehouse seen at Raiders of the Lost Ark, and that's why Agron hasn't been seen again, because no one can remember where to find him!
Posted by: Ben Herman | July 7, 2016 1:42 PM
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