Captain America #287 [Direct]
(November 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 [standalone or inside vertical box]
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

A Cracker Jack Story (Table of Contents: 1)

Scottie; Cracker Jack / advertisement / 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.

Future Shock! (Table of Contents: 2)

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 Clone (death; merges with Deathlok); Nomad [Jack Monroe]; Godwulf; Bernie Rosenthal; Mr. Rosenthal; Mrs. Rosenthal; Jeannie [Nancy] Rosenthal; VILLAINS: Brand Corporation; Sister Pleasure [Introduction; Scarlet]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Quasar [Wendell Vaughn]
Synopsis
Cap and Luther battle Deathlok but the tables are turned as Luther touches the cyborg and gives him back his memories of being human. Escaping from the Brand Corporation, Cap and Deathlok are pulled into the future by Godwulf.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bernie's sister's name changes from Jeannie to Nancy between this issue to next. Pages 1 and 15-17 are not reprinted in the Captain America: Deathlok Lives reprint.

Solar Fox (Table of Contents: 3)

Solar Fox / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Solar Fox
Synopsis
Solar Fox weaves through dangerous space fields to save Earth.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip ad for the Solar Fox video game from CBS Electronics, appears between pages 3 and 4 of the story.

Bullpen Bulletins [November 1983] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Jim Shooter
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Items about how Jim Shooter was guest of honor at the 3rd Annual Salon del Comic y la Illustracion (Barcelona's huge international comics convention), many Marvel titles are published by Editorial Forum in Spain and Jim met their Editor in Chief Antonio Martin and has made Antonio and his crew honorary Bullpenners, Jim also attended Tulsa Con '83, hosted by the Tulsa Believers in Comics Fandom whose president is Larry Thomas (Tulsa is also the hometown of EPIC Illustrated Editorial Director Archie Goodwin) and Jim continues to be concerned about the closed door meetings about the upcoming Assistant Editors month when Bob DeNatale, Mike Higgins, Mike Carlin, Ann Nocenti, Bob Harras, Jim Owsley, Linda Grant and Eliot Brown take over for the regular editors who will be out of town. Appears between pages 21 and 22 of the story.

The Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents: 5)

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 Thor Annual #11, Defenders #125, X-Men #175, The Falcon #1, Moon Knight Special Edition #1, Marvel Tales #157, Marvel Team-Up #135, Marvel Tails #1, Krull #1 and Iron Man Annual #6. Appears between pages 21 and 22 of the story.

Letters to the Living Legend (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Watcher [Uatu]
Synopsis
Letters from (and replies to) Mike Kanterovich, Rod Fautenberry, Christopher Jefferson and Patrick Miano, also includes the question of the month, a special announcements section on who sent in answers to the question of how the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe character data could be used in role-playing games and hype for the next issue, and a small promo for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe using an illustration of the Watcher.

Star Frontiers (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor; science fiction
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
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain America
  2. 1. A Cracker Jack Story
    Scottie; Cracker Jack
  3. 2. Future Shock!
    Captain America
  4. 3. Solar Fox
    Solar Fox
  5. 4. Bullpen Bulletins [November 1983]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  7. 6. Letters to the Living Legend
    Letters to the Living Legend
  8. 7. Star Frontiers
    Star Frontiers; TSR Hobbies
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