Captain America #224
Issue(s): Captain America #224
He'd been going up against Mr. Luck and the Tarantula...
...which is an interesting combo (although now that i think about it i hope there was more thought put into it than "they're both Hispanic") and they apparently managed to beat him the first time out and killed his partner.
Cap wins in the rematch of course, but the process of figuring out what was going on is what made it interesting.
Cameos by Nick Fury (at SHIELD) and Dr. Faustus (in jail) while Cap investigates the mystery.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: This is a fill-in that does not take place chronologically between Cap #223 and #225. The MCP places it way back in the middle of Captain America #198 (in between pages 4 & 5), which would be two years earlier. I'm not sure why that is. Initially, Cap wonders if his change-of-face is related to his recent memory losses that were being shown in the Thomas and Gerber issues of Cap. The Wasp's costume is the same as what she's wearing during the Korvac saga, not what she was wearing two years ago. All the Avengers appearing are current team members. There must be a reason, but i don't know what it is, and until i do, i prefer to leave the issue closer to its publication date.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showBeast, Captain America, Dr. Faustus, Henry Pym, Iron Man, Jarvis, Nick Fury, Scarlet Witch, Senor Muerte, Tarantula, Thor, Vision, Wasp
my first issue of cap. For a long time after that I assumed he had dark hair.
Posted by: kveto from prague | October 4, 2011 2:41 PM
This was actually Peter Gillis' first published story.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | December 21, 2013 4:21 PM
The reason for the MCP placement may be related to the madbomb plot, and more specifically General Argyle Fist.
It _is_ odd for Cap to just remember Fist and the Madbomb out of the blue so long after the fact. I suppose it would fit better if Fist had asked for that job earlier on.
Or maybe the madbomb plot had to be at a certain point for this story to fit? E.g., maybe it was destroyed after #198?
Posted by: Luis Dantas | December 22, 2013 4:33 PM
"my first issue of cap. For a long time after that I assumed he had dark hair."
I can totally understand that. The first issue of X-Men I ever read was #129 and I spent like a year trying to guess what powers Havok and Polaris had.
Posted by: Erik Beck | April 8, 2015 11:25 AM
I'm puzzled about the MCP's placement as well. The whole bit about Cap knowing Al Avison from "the last war" doesn't really make sense if this is taking place DURING the Madbomb War.
Posted by: Dan H. | December 22, 2015 12:29 PM
I think the MCP was just being lazy in their placement. Considering it takes the entire issue for Cap to recall the madbomb war, this should take place at least a few months after that war.
Posted by: kveto | December 25, 2015 12:05 PM
The MCP got this placement from Murray Ward's Avengers Index. Does anyone know why Ward decided to place CA 224 this early?
Posted by: Michael | December 25, 2015 6:46 PM
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