Captain America #286 [newsstand (Canada)]
(October 1983)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Barcode:
0714860245310
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

Deathlok Lives! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Zeck [as MZ] (signed)
Inks:
John Beatty [as JB] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Deathlok [Luther Manning]
Reprints:

A Cracker Jack Story (Table of Contents)

Scottie; Cracker Jack / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; sports
Characters:
Scottie

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Comic strip ad for the Cracker Jack snack.

One Man In Search of...Himself! (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: Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Luther Manning III Clone; Nomad [Jack Monroe]; Bernie Rosenthal; Godwulf; VILLAINS: Brand Corporation
Synopsis:
A clone of Luther Manning comes back in time from 1991 (this changes to 1993 in issue #288) to find the Deathlok cyborg. Steve is supposed to be spending a weekend at Bernie's (come on, that's funny) when they almost run down Manning. Cap follows him into an abandoned Brand Corp. building where they come up against Brand soldiers and Deathlok himself.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Two slight alterations in the Captain America: Deathlok Lives reprint are the removal of credits on page 4 and the replacement of the next blurb on page 22 with a thought from the Luther Manning clone from the first page of Captain America #287 which is also not reprinted.

Star Frontiers (Table of Contents)

Star Frontiers; TSR Hobbies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Larry Elmore (signed)
Inks:
Larry Elmore (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; humor
Synopsis:
An alien entity travels all the way to Earth to purchase the Star Frontiers role playing game.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip ad for the Star Frontiers role playing game from TSR Hobbies, Inc., appears between pages 3 and 4 of the story.

Bullpen Bulletins [October 1983]; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter; ?
Pencils:
Carl Potts ?
Inks:
Carl Potts ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Carl Potts
Synopsis:
Items about how Al Milgrom has quit editing except for Marvel Fanfare and is now focusing on his jobs as writer/artist (exclusively for Marvel) and spending time with his family, Carl Potts is now editing The Defenders, Doctor Strange and the Hulk and is putting out the new title Alien Legion later this year, Tom DeFalco has been moved up to Executive Editor and is charge of many things, including editing movie adaptations and special projects such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Life of Pope John Paul II and will be developing new titles and series, possibly including a line of comics for young kids, former assistant editor Danny Fingeroth has been moved up to replace Tom DeFalco as editor of the Amazing Spider-Man, the Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel Team-Up and Marvel Tales while continuing to edit Ka-Zar and the assistant editors will be in charge of the comics produced for sale in September as the regular editors will all be out of town for conventions (and this worries Jim Shooter who thinks there is a conspiracy by them that will result in some strange comics in September). Also includes what appears to be a self-portrait of Carl Potts. Marvel checklist for comics listed with a synopsis are Avengers #236, Cloak & Dagger #1, The New Mutants #8, Marvel Tales #156, Marvel Team-Up #134, What If #41, Marvel Team-Up Annual #6, Marvel Super Special (Krull) #28, The Kree/Skrull War #2, Coyote #3 and Marvel Graphic Novel (Dazzler: The Movie!) #8. Appears between pages 21 and 22 of the story.

Letters to the Living Legend (Table of Contents)

Letters to the Living Legend / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Mike Zeck
Pencils:
Walt Simonson
Inks:
Walt Simonson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Letters from (and replies to) Chris Harrison, Tom Long, Angie Cashdollar (Mike Zeck's Aunt) and Ralph Griffith, also includes the question of the month, a special announcements section on Captain America Annual #7 and next issue and a small promo for Thor by Walt Simonson.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Deathlok Lives!
    Captain America
  2. 1. A Cracker Jack Story
    Scottie; Cracker Jack
  3. 2. One Man In Search of...Himself!
    Captain America
  4. 3. Star Frontiers
    Star Frontiers; TSR Hobbies
  5. 4. Bullpen Bulletins [October 1983]; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  6. 5. Letters to the Living Legend
    Letters to the Living Legend
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