Captain America #381 [Direct Edition]
(January 1991)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages:
40
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
Editing:
Ralph Macchio (Editor); Michael Heisler (Assistant Editor); Tom DeFalco (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

This Gun's for Hire! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ron Lim (signed)
Inks:
Danny Bulanadi (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Diamondback; Paladin

Indexer Notes

Signature dated 1990.

Bubble Baths and Shampoos (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mario and the Princess; Super Mario Bros Shampoo and Bubble Bath / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

This Gun's for Hire (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils:
Ron Lim
Inks:
Danny Bulanadi
Colors:
Christie Scheele [as Max Scheele]
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Asp; Black Mamba; Diamondback; John Jameson; Paladin; Peggy Carter; Serpent Society [Anaconda; Black Racer; Bushmaster; Coachwip; Cottonmouth; Fer-de-Lance; King Cobra (leader); Puff Adder; Rattler; Rock Python]; Sidewinder
Synopsis:
It's Serpent Society versus everyone else.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Arch Rivals; Acclaim / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You... (Table of Contents)

U.S. Agent / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils:
Mark Bagley
Inks:
Dan Panosian
Colors:
Nelson Yomtov
Letters:
Clem Robins

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
U.S. Agent [John Walker] (origin) (also as Super-Patriot in flashback); Bold Urban Commandos [Hector Lennox; Jerome Johnson; Lemar Hoskins] (flashback); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (flashback); Ethan Thurm (flashback); Valerie Cooper (flashback)
Synopsis:
USAgent recounts some of his past.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

American Graffiti / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Stephen Weinberg, John Jackson Miller and Erik Carvalhal Miller.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. This Gun's for Hire!
    Captain America
  2. 1. Bubble Baths and Shampoos
    Mario and the Princess; Super Mario Bros Shampoo and Bubble Bath
  3. 2. This Gun's for Hire
    Captain America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Arch Rivals; Acclaim
  5. 4. Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You...
    U.S. Agent
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    American Graffiti
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  • Max Capp