Captain America #281 [Direct]
(May 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
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved By the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
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

[no title indexed] (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]; Bucky [Jack Monroe]
Reprints

Before the Fall! (Table of Contents: 1)

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: Bucky [Jack Monroe] (real name and survival revealed); Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]; Bernie Rosenthal; Gail Runciter [also as Pascal]; VILLAINS: Viper [Madame Hydra]; Constrictor; Hydra [Agent Hendricks (death); various soldiers]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Defenders of World War II (introduction); Red Skull; Dr. Faustus
Synopsis
After Steve and Bernie spend an evening watching old newsreel footage of Cap and Bucky in action, they are confronted by the Bucky of the 1950's, Jack Monroe. Spider-Woman discovers that Viper is not her mother but that the head of Hydra is up to something big. Cap and Bucky go on patrol but are taken down by the Constrictor who captures Cap for Hydra.
Reprints

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

Letters to the Living Legend / letters page / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Brian Nelson, Barry Dutter, Frances Kerman

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total No. Copies Printed (net press run): Average no. of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 328,511. Single issue nearest to filing date: 323,266.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. Before the Fall!
    Captain America
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters to the Living Legend
  4. 3. Statement of Ownership
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