Captain America #281 [Direct Edition]
(May 1983)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing:
Michael Carlin (Assistant Editor); Mark Gruenwald (Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; later standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Zeck
Inks:
John Beatty
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Jack Monroe]

Before the Fall! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils:
Mike Zeck
Inks:
John Beatty
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Diana Albers

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; GUESTS: Bucky [Jack Monroe] (real name and survival revealed); Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]; Bernie Rosenthal; Gail Runciter [also as Pascal]; VILLAINS: Viper [Madame Hydra]; Constrictor; Hydra [Agent Hendricks (death); various soldiers]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Defenders of World War II (introduction); Red Skull; Dr. Faustus
Synopsis:
After Steve and Bernie spend an evening watching old newsreel footage of Cap and Bucky in action, they are confronted by the Bucky of the 1950's, Jack Monroe. Spider-Woman discovers that Viper is not her mother but that the head of Hydra is up to something big. Cap and Bucky go on patrol but are taken down by the Constrictor who captures Cap for Hydra.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Living Legend / letters page / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Brian Nelson, Barry Dutter, Frances Kerman

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total No. Copies Printed (net press run): Average no. of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 328,511. Single issue nearest to filing date: 323,266.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. Before the Fall!
    Captain America
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Living Legend
  4. 3. Statement of Ownership
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