Captain America #170 [Regular Edition]
(February 1974)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Roy Thomas
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 has variants.


Why is Captain America a Wanted Criminal? (Table of Contents)

Captain America; Falcon / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Moonstone [Lloyd Bloch]
Reprints

J'Accuse! (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain America; Falcon / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (plot); Mike Friedrich (script)
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Falcon; Black Panther; Committee to Regain America's Principles (CRAP); Moonstone [Lloyd Bloch] (origin); Quentin Harderman; Viper [Jordan Stryke]; Stone-Face; Leila Taylor; Tanzika
Synopsis
Cap is accused of murdering the Tumbler and is taken down by Moonstone, who is the actual killer. Pretending to be a hero, Moonstone is secretly working with Quentin Harderman (who had been working with the Viper) to discredit Captain America and make money off the positive publicity.

Leila becomes quickly bored with Wakanda. T'Challa sends her on a vacation to Lagos, Nigeria where she is kidnapped by Stoneface. T'Challa completes the improvements to the Falcon's costume giving him jet-powered glider wings. The duo learn of Leila's kidnapping and leave Wakanda to rescue her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is taken from "J'accuse...!", an open letter published on 13 January 1898 in the newspaper L'Aurore by the influential writer Émile Zola.

In the letter, Zola addressed President of France Félix Faure and accused the government of anti-Semitism and the unlawful jailing of Alfred Dreyfus, a French Army General Staff officer who was sentenced to lifelong penal servitude for espionage.

It fits the plot of the story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Let's Rap with Cap / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Gary Frazier, John Libertine Jr., and Robert Strauss.

Martial Arts Action--As You Like It! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Master of Kung Fu / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Why is Captain America a Wanted Criminal?
    Captain America; Falcon
  2. 1. J'Accuse!
    Captain America; Falcon
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Let's Rap with Cap
  4. 3. Martial Arts Action--As You Like It!
    Master of Kung Fu
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