Captain America #288 [Direct Edition]
(December 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
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
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

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #288 [Newsstand Edition].


Revolution: 1993 (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]; Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Godwulf; Sage; Swashbuckler; Gentle Sam; Big Man; Iron Butterfly; Hellinger
Reprints:

Mazes! (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] (Origin, details revealed); Godwulf; Nomad [Jack Monroe]; Sage (Introduction); Swashbuckler (Introduction); Gentle Sam (Introduction); Big Man (Introduction); Iron Butterfly (Introduction); Bernie Rosenthal; Nancy Rosenthal; VILLAINS: Hellinger [Harlan Ryker; Death]; Scarlet [Sister Pleasure]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Thor; Wasp [Janet Pym]; She-Hulk
Synopsis:
Cap is in 1993 and helps Deathlok and the few remaining heroes in the future end Hellinger's threat to eradicate all of humanity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pages 9 and 10 are not reprinted in the Captain America: Deathlok Lives reprint, also the reprint of the first page is missing the title and credits and the reprint of the last panel is missing the last text box and the next blurb.

Extra! Extra! Extra! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Subscription Services / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]
Synopsis:
Advertisement for Marvel Comics Subscriptions offering four extra issues with your subscription, a refund guarantee, immediate savings of 19 cents per issue and the lowest price on renewals.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 15 and 16 of the story.

Bullpen Bulletins [December 1983] (Table of Contents)

Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Assistant Editors
Synopsis:
Items about how next month's comics (comics on sale in September with a January date) will be edited by the Assistant Editors because Jim and the other editors will all be out of town. Jim expects that these comics will be one-of-a-kind collector's items that should not be missed. Includes a small cartoon advertising the assistant editors taking over, appears between pages 21 and 22 of the story.

The Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Marvel checklist for comics listed with a synopsis are Magik #1, Ka-Zar #29, X-Men #176, Moon Knight Special Edition #2, S.H.I.E.L.D. Special Edition #1, Marvel Tales #158, Krull #2, X-Men Classics #1, Micronauts Special Edition #1, The Punisher #1, Star Wars Annual #3, Spider-Man Annual #17 and Dreadstar Annual #1. 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:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Letters from (and replies to) Gabriel Carras, Michael Kanterovich, David M. Somerfleck and Robert E. Diltz II, also includes the question of the month, a special announcements section about the Captain America editorial team (Mark Gruenwald and Mike Carlin) spending the fourth of July with the Captain America creative team (J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck) and an advertisement for the next issue which will be edited by assistant editor Mike Carlin who refused to say what he has scheduled for the issue.

Star Frontiers (Table of Contents)

Star Frontiers; TSR Hobbies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Revolution: 1993
    Captain America
  2. 1. Mazes!
    Captain America
  3. 2. Extra! Extra! Extra!
    Marvel Subscription Services
  4. 3. Bullpen Bulletins [December 1983]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  6. 5. Letters to the Living Legend
    Letters to the Living Legend
  7. 6. Star Frontiers
    Star Frontiers; TSR Hobbies
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