CAPITAN AMERICA EDITORIALE CORNO
ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1975
nell’ episodio principale si rinnova la minaccia del solito Testa de Teschio Paonazzo che ancora una volta ha stretto alleanza con i nostalgici neonazi dell’ Hydra, mentre Cap oltre allo svolazzante e dinamico Falcon trova un nuovo insolito compare di merende nello statico ciccione obeso Kingpin il quale invece non vuole saperne di stringere la cintola e tra un crimine e un delitto continua a mangiare come e più di un porco, ma stavolta ha abolito lo spuntino delle undici per fioretto perchè deve cercare di tirare fuori dalle rogne il figlio (ovviamente degenere) che si è sciaguratamente arruolato con le carogne fasciste mascherate che vogliono dominare ed opprimere il pianeta con l’ autoritarismo globale, smantellando lo Shield di Nick Fury e riconvertendo la Forza Femminile di Val de Fontaine e Sharon Carter al bunga-bunga
contiene inoltre : X-MEN sempre con un episodio regolare + una storia breve del ciclo di backup con le origini uno per uno dei mutanti (stavolta veniamo a conoscenza del coraggioso passato del leggiadro Angelo, già protagonista di numerosi atti di eroismo molto tempo prima del suo quasi omonimo erede Angelino che poi osò persino l’ inosabile, o l’ inaudito a seconda dei punti di vista)
CONDIZIONI : QUASI OTTIME, PICCOLE E TENUI FIORITURE DEL TEMPO IN COPERTINA, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI RESA
GRANDISSIMA DISPONIBILITA’ DI TUTTI I SUPEREROI CORNO E NON
“The Big Sleep” / IL GRANDE SONNO
- Richard Fisk
- Moose Mallard
- Charlie Chicago
- Captain America’s Shield
- The 1st Sleeper (Only in flashback)
- The 2nd Sleeper (Only in flashback)
- The 3rd Sleeper (Only in flashback)
- The 4th Sleeper (Only in flashback)
- The 5th Sleeper (Destroyed)
It turns out that the Red Skull was controlling things at an even higher level.
Despite the Kingpin’s criminal goals, he’s very much against the Red Skull…
He also sends his mob guys to support SHIELD in defeating it.
…and it’s cool seeing him send his mob goons up against the Red Skull.
“What is…the Power?“/ QUAL E’ IL… POTERE ?
- The Living Monolith (First appearance as The Living Monolith)
- Living Pharaoh’s servants
- X-Men’s Aero-Car
The X-Men and Alex Summers fly across the Egyptian desert trying to find someone who can turn the Living Pharaoh over to when they find an archeological dig of an Egyptian tomb and decide to see if there is anyone there that will take the Pharaoh into custody. Alex is shaken over the revelation that he too is a mutant like his brother Cyclops, and the Pharaoh mockingly tells the X-Men that there is a connection between Alex and himself but refuses to reveal any secrets. Marvel Girl then detects some trouble, and warns the team in enough time to avoid the opening salvo lobbed from the Pharaoh’s minions. The X-Men are stunned, allowing the Pharaoh and his minions to grab Alex and flee the scene in their ship. When Iceman fails to stop them, Warren follows after them, dodging their blasts.
When the other X-Men recover, Cyclops is worried about Jean when she takes a little longer to revive from the blast. Needing to know the location where the Living Pharaoh had taken Alex, Jean establishes a psi-link with Warren and finds that he has tracked the Pharaoh and Alex down to the Pharaoh’s secret hideout, another ancient temple almost identical to the one they found earlier. Inside this temple, within the Pharaoh’s lab, the Living Pharaoh has Alex bound inside a strange high-tech sarcophagus and explains to the young mutant about their connection. He explains that they are both mutants who can harness cosmic rays in different ways, however through some twist of fate, the Pharaoh’s powers have been limited due to Alex’s similar mutant nature. These powers, the Pharaoh explains, have begun to wane as Alex’s abilities began to manifest. Sealing the sarcophagus, the Pharaoh explains that Alex is cut off from the cosmic rays and will eventually die, giving the Pharaoh full access to his powers for the first time.
Now with unfettered cosmic power flowing within him, the Pharaoh begins to mutate further, growing in size and shape. He breaks through the roof of the temple just as the X-Men are arriving. Grabbing the Angel, the Pharaoh and tells them all that he is now known as the Living Monolith. The X-Men attack, freeing Angel from his grasp and the Beast knocks the Monolith to the ground. This only is a minor inconvenience for the Living Monolith who reaches out for Marvel Girl when he hits the ground. While back inside the lab, Alex attempts to access his powers with all his might and they suddenly activate.
Outside, the Living Monolith has Marvel Girl as his hostage and uses his cosmic blasts to keep the X-Men at bay. Gloating over his new powers, the Living Monolith doesn’t realize that his powers are fading and that he is shrinking in size until it’s too late. Weakening rapidly, the defeated Monolith drops Jean as he rapidly shrinks down to his normal size. Just then, the temple suddenly explodes violently. When Scott rushes toward the ruins he finds that his brother is alive and well. However, Alex is brimming with power warning them that he cannot control his new found mutant powers.
“Where Angels Dare to Tread!” / le origini degli incredibili X-Men : DOVE OSANO GLI ANGELI !
- The Grady Gang
- Big Albert (First appearance)
- Unnamed hoodlums
Having developed a taste for adventure and heroics, Warren Worthington III has relocated to New York City where he has taken up the costumed identity of the Avenging Angel. Armed with a specially made gas gun, Warren goes out on patrol and manages to prevent the Grady Gang from robbing a warehouse by knocking them out with his gas gun and calling the police. When the authorities arrive they find the Grady Gang all knocked out and the Avenging Angel’s calling card, a halo painted on a nearby brick wall. However, news of Warren’s exploits are discounted as a fabrication as the member of the gang who gave testimony is known to be a pathological liar.
While at Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, young Scott Summers and Bobby Drake are watching the news coverage on television. Bobby finds it fascinating, however Scott is less than convinced in the existence of a winged human. Summoned by Professor Xavier, he sends Scott and Bobby out to investigate as Cyclops and Iceman.
The following night, the Avenging Angel is out on another patrol when he witnesses a robbery happening at the Atomic Institute. Attacking two crooks who are stealing a strange cylinder, Warren douses them with gas, however a stray bullet knocks Warren’s gas gun out of his hand. Swooping down to recover his weapon and relinquish the cylinder from the crooks, Warren gets a whiff of his own gas mixture. Deciding to return the cylinder to the Atomic Institute the next day, Warren then returns to his apartment.
He finds Cyclops and Iceman waiting for him, who reveal to the Avenging Angel that he is a mutant and would like him to join their group, the X-Men. Surprised to find the two other mutants there, Warren tells them that he operates as a loner and tells them that anyone attempting to push him around will get pushed back…and hard!
“Werewolf Beware” / LICANTROPO : ATTENZIONE !
A werewolf commits suicide in order to avoid venting his bloodlust upon the girl he loves.
- First Heck’s Atlas story.