(February 1984)

Marvel, 1984 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.00 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Jim Salicrup
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S. (6 5/8" x 10 3/16")
Paper Stock:
White paper
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Limited Series

Issue Notes

Collects Jim Steranko stories from 1969. Poor line reproduction.


[No Longer Alone!] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks:
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors:
Ken Feduniewicz; George Roussos; Christie Scheele
Letters:
Jim Steranko (logo)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones
Reprints:

Introduction (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Salicrup
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a figure from pages 12-13 of the story from Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #110 (February 1969).

Jim Salicrup introduces Jim Steranko's CAPTAIN AMERICA stories. In refering to "Lee and Steranko", he mistakenly gives the impression that Lee wrote the stories. Although Lee wrote many issues before and after Steranko's brief run, it has been verified by Barry Pearl (and others) that Steranko wrote his 3 issues entirely on his own!

No Longer Alone! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Ken Feduniewicz; George Roussos; Christie Scheele
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; HYDRA; Madame Hydra
Synopsis:
Cap runs across the Hulk on a rampage in NYC. As the Army tries to stop him, Rick Jones warns him how uncontrollable he can be. The Hulk escapes, and Cap vows Rick must never put himself in danger until the monster can be tamed. Back at Avengers Mansion, Rick finds Bucky Barnes' old uniform, and rejects Cap's protests against wearing it. After putting him off for years, Cap finally accepts Rick officially as his new partner! Almost immediately, they uncover a plot by HYDRA to contaminate the city's water supply. After a series of battles, the HYDRA goons are driven off, and Cap tells Rick he survived his "baptism of fire"-- like a man!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3. 1st appearance of Madame Hydra. James Bond had faced a "Madame Spectra" in the 007 newspaper strip story "The Spy Who Loved Me" in THE DAILY EXPRESS (December 18, 1967-October 3, 1968); see JAMES BOND 007 #[7] (Titan Books, August 2005). Last previous appearance of HYDRA in STRANGE TALES #159 (July 1967); its subsidiary, A.I.M., had effectively split off to become a separate organization and continued to crop up in the Nick Fury, Captain America & Iron Man series. Cap had first asked Rick to be his partner back in THE AVENGERS #4 (March 1964), but kept hemming and hawing over it for almost 5 years! The sequence in the sewers is strikingly similar to the one in "Spy Ambush" in CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #10 (January 1942). The Spirit had also once faced a female villain who planned to poison NYC's water supply in an early story.

Tomorrow You Live Tonight I Die (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Ken Feduniewicz; George Roussos; Christie Scheele
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; HYDRA; Madame Hydra; Rick Jones; Man-Killer (HYDRA robot)
Synopsis:
Lured to an arcade by a faked message, Cap is ambushed by HYDRA assassins, who point out that since his identity is known, he's an easy target. After they fail to kill Cap, the one in charge of the hit is punished by Madame Hydra. Cap & Rick watch films of Cap & Bucky, then go to the gym for more training. But Rick feels overwhelmed and inadequate. Rick picks up a drugged message meant for Cap, and finds himself in a hallucinogenic landscape. Cap discovers the message, but too late to stop Rick's abduction. Cap returns to the arcade, and is attacked by the Man-Killer, HYDRA's newest robot. Rick escapes & tries to warn Cap, just as he takes out the robot, and Cap realizes Rick has what it takes. Then, abruptly, he appears to leap from a rooftop into the river, straight through a barrage of HYDRA gunfire! The police only find his costume-- and a mask with the facial features of Steve Rogers, which suggests "Rogers" was a fake identity!
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3. Page 9 contains Steranko's 2nd tribute to Salvador Dali (following the cover of NICK FURY #7). The "Spectro-Ray", which reveals no hidden weapons on Rick, is strikingly similar to the effect used by Infinata in the 1968 ROCKET ROBIN HOOD cartoon "Revolt In The Fifth Dimension" (and its 1969 SPIDER-MAN cartoon remake). One of the kidnappers on page 11 bears a striking resemblance to Stan Lee!

"At The Stroke Of Midnight!" (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Colors:
Ken Feduniewicz; George Roussos; Christie Scheele
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Digger (host); Marie Fowler; Lou Fowler; Uncle Fowler
Synopsis:
Lou & Marie Fowler inherit spooky old "Shadow House" from his late uncle, and begin searching for the money he left hidden that will make them rich-- as well as something else far more sinister...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In TALES FROM THE EDGE #11 (Vanguard Productions), Steranko talked about how Stan Lee wanted to change some of the narration in this story, which would upset the very tight design of panels & text, and it was one of the things that made him leave Marvel after such a relatively short (but spectacular) career.

[the strange death of captain america] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Colors:
Ken Feduniewicz; George Roussos; Christie Scheele
Letters:
Jim Steranko (logo)
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America (statue); HYDRA; Rick Jones
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Tom Sutton paid tribute to this cover in his story "Superhero!" in EERIE #32 (Warren, March 1971); the same panel also appeared on that issue's cover! Promo for reprint #2; reads "NEXT ISSUE:" at top of page.

[Tomorrow You Live Tonight I Die!] (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Colors:
Ken Feduniewicz; George Roussos; Christie Scheele
Letters:
Jim Steranko (logo)
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Rick Jones; HYDRA; Madame Hydra; Man-Killer (robot)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Corner block & Comics Code stamp removed for reprint. Colors based on original colors by Jim Steranko, but obviously redone.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [No Longer Alone!]
    Captain America
  2. 1. Introduction
  3. 2. No Longer Alone!
    Captain America
  4. 3. Tomorrow You Live Tonight I Die
    Captain America
  5. 4. "At The Stroke Of Midnight!"
  6. 5. [the strange death of captain america]
    Captain America
  7. 6. [Tomorrow You Live Tonight I Die!]
    Captain America
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