Marvel Comics Presents #2 (Captain America)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #2 (Captain America story only)
Cap is helping out at a cryogenics lab that has gone haywire, freezing the workers. And he's fighting Cold War, an ice-based villain (is he the son of the Cold Warrior that fought 3-D Man?).
Luckily, Falcon has been giving Cap lessons in quipping.
Fear Eater does his thing, giving us a recap of Cap's past...
...and using the opportunity of frozen bodies to torment Cap with visions of Bucky's death and him getting frozen.
Cap of course overcomes his fear, because how else could it end?
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: As Michael notes, Cap has the vibranium shield that he got in Captain America #342-344. That means this has to take place after Cap #344, since Cap is imprisoned after Captain America #345-347. That's somewhat annoying since it's thought that Cap remained in Washington DC between Cap #344-345, but obviously the person who thought that was mistaken. I've allowed a decent gap between the first part of this story and this part due to the Silver Surfer's busy schedule, but it gives time for Fear Eater to get acclimated to the new planet he's on and find the right victim.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showCaptain America, Fear Eater
Because Cap has his vibranium shield in this story, it either has to take place between Captain America 344 and 345 or Captain America 348 and Avengers Annual 17. Sorry, but that makes the gap between this story and the Silver Surfer story even larger.
Posted by: Michael | July 28, 2014 7:52 PM
LOL @ "filler garbage." How do you really feel?
Posted by: Robert | July 28, 2014 8:06 PM
Tsk, couldn't Cap just have been experimenting with decals on the adamantium shield he got from Stark?
Fine, i've moved this right before the final two parts of the story even though it interferes with Rockwell's speculation that Cap was in DC the whole time between Cap #344-345.
Posted by: fnord12 | July 28, 2014 9:13 PM
Yes, Captain, make reference to Jack Frost, the foe of Iron Man whom you never met, and not the Jack Frost who was a member of the Liberty Legion and fought alongside the Invaders in the war...
Posted by: Erik Robbins | July 28, 2014 9:46 PM
Probably meant to intentionally reinforce the idea that Cap spends/spent lots of time doing research and reading files on the Avengers database.
Posted by: cullen | July 29, 2014 1:16 AM
You've uploaded the 1st image of when Cap meets Cold War, twice.
Posted by: JSfan | July 29, 2014 8:32 AM
Thanks, JSfan. Fixed it.
Posted by: fnord12 | July 29, 2014 12:03 PM
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