(February 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Perfect Film & Chemical Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
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
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors
Jim Steranko
Letters
Jim Steranko (logo)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Bucky [Rick Jones]
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Indexer Notes

Jim Steranko designed the new logo, which was used until October 1982.

No Longer Alone! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jim Steranko (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Jim Steranko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Bucky [Rick Jones]; HYDRA; Madame Hydra (Introduction)
Synopsis
Cap runs across the Hulk on a rampage in NYC. 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.
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Indexer Notes

Steranko plot per letter from the artist in Fantastic Fanzine # 12, 1970. Steranko explained: "My Captain America tales were..written by Stan Lee over my plots (the idea of reinstating Rick Jones as another Bucky was Stan's directive"

Part 1 of 3. 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 hesitated because he did not want to place a teenager in danger. 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.

Sensational Scoops to Startle, Stun, and Soothe You! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Let's Yap with Cap / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
Syd Shores (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Robin Stover, Bruce Dravis, Eric Nash, Brian Clancey, Roger Vanous, Albert Rodriquez, Kenwood Dennard and Joe Trainor; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. No Longer Alone!
    Captain America
  3. 2. Sensational Scoops to Startle, Stun, and Soothe You!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Let's Yap with Cap
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  • Chris Boyko
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  • Henry R. Kujawa
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