Tales Of Suspense #80-81 (Captain America)
Issue(s): Tales Of Suspense #80, Tales Of Suspense #81 (Captain America Stories only)
Just to demonstrate was a sadistic guy he is, the Skull orders one of his own henchmen to kill himself.
Cap fails to stop the Red Skull from betraying AIM and acquiring the Cosmic Cube.
The Skull takes credit for the death of Bucky.
Cap can't beat the Red Skull due to his omnipotent powers...
...and offers to serve him instead.
Cap quickly betrays the Skull, and the Cube is dropped into the depths of the ocean. The Skull also apparently drowns.
Cap's betrayal of the Skrull seems a little out of character. I recognize the circumstances but we generally think of Cap's word being bond.
Quality Rating: C-
Historical Significance Rating: 4 - first Silver Age Captain America/Red Skull meeting. First Red Skull using the Cosmic Cube.
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Double Feature #4, Marvel Double Feature #5
Inbound References (6): show
I really love The First Avenger but a part of me sort of wishes the finaly fight, for that matter the Tesseract, were more like this. Yeah a little early for such over-the-topness but still...
Posted by: David Banes | November 15, 2013 2:02 AM
It is a great cover, fnord. I'm surprised you don't do more covers - is it because they're all available over at the gcd?
Posted by: Erik Beck | January 14, 2015 12:04 PM
That's correct, Erik. It seems like a duplication of efforts for me to reproduce all the covers. I just link to the GCD when i have something to say about one.
Posted by: fnord12 | January 14, 2015 1:12 PM
One of the all time best Cap stories and another step in the growth of Marvel's cosmic side.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | November 8, 2016 7:08 PM
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