CAPITAN AMERICA EDITORIALE CORNO
da sempre il sogno americano offre una gamma di possibilità sterminate ed inimmaginabili per riuscire ad affermarsi e sfondare nella vita, infatti negli Stati Uniti chi non ha voglia di faticare può scegliere tra tre alternative: fare il pornodivo, la rockstar, oppure il super-eroe.
non particolarmente dotato per quel che riguardava le dimensioni dell’ attrezzo nè per le sue prestazioni endurance, e soprattutto essendo irrimediabilmente e scandalosamente stonato, Steve Rogers optò per la terza soluzione, e si dedicò all’ attività di buffone mascherato, indossando un bel costume tutto a stelle e strisce proprio come la bandiera della Bolivia
non essendo mai stato un modello di continuità e assiduità , cominciò però ben presto a prendersi delle lunghe pause di riposo e a rimanere spesso e volentieri a casa in mutua adducendo le patologie più disparate e insolite grazie a certificati medici compiacenti, mentre in realtà non aveva nulla e stava benissimo, negli anni del dopoguerra marcò visita addirittura per circa 15 anni consecutivi, finchè Stan Lee non lo trovò indecorosamente ubriaco in un bar del bronx nell’ orario della visita fiscale, e lo precettò costringendolo a tornare al lavoro. ma il lupo, si sa, perde il pelo ma non il vizio, e così anche ultimamente ha tirato indietro le sue chiappettine incartapecorite facendo finta di essere morto, gli hanno anche fatto il funerale, ma tanto non ci crede nessuno, si tratta invece certamente di una raffinata strategia di tanatosi mimetica, cui ricorrono anche molti animali come l’ opossum, il cinghiale, l’ insetto foglia o il serpente muso di porcello, insomma è tutta una vile e diabolica scusa per non fare un bel nulla
nelle edicole italiane il n.1 di CAP uscì il 23 Aprile 1973, ovvero alla immediata vigilia della austerity, e già questa piccola ma non trascurabile coincidenza avrebbe dovuto far toccare le palle a qualcuno all’ interno della Corno. infatti anche qui da noi svernò parecchi anni da vero e proprio mangiapane a tradimento, stipendiato senza fare un cacchio, finchè non ha provveduto Brunetta a sistemarlo con il suo provvidenziale ed inesorabile decreto anti-fannulloni
ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1977
Tra le folli minacce incombenti di Mad Bomb, Mucca Pazza e l’ influenza aviaria che è sempre lì latente in agguato per Falcon e il suo povero pullo (che ha così prudentemente marcato visita), il capitano a stelle e strisce trova miracolosamente anche il tempo di fare una sveltina con la dolce ma cagionevole Carol Harding, infiltrandosi in incognito tra le sue mutande che anche se è un po’ malaticcia, emaciata e sbattutina è pur sempre calda e respira ancora, e dopo aver finito i suoi comodi la restituisce solertemente al mittente, cioè all’ ospedale
contiene inoltre : X-MEN e LUKE CAGE POWER MAN (col già piuttosto tartassato marcantonio nero che ancora una volta si infuria e fa un macello perchè non vuole partecipare al Grande Fratello: “Non sono mica Samba, non faccio il vuccumprà e ve ce manno tutti io, ma direttamente a san patrignano, e senza passare per il via”)
CONDIZIONI : QUASI OTTIME, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI RESA
GRANDISSIMA DISPONIBILITA’ DI TUTTI I SUPEREROI CORNO E NON
“Captain America’s Love Story” / UNA STORIA D’ AMORE PER CAP
- Kingpin (a horse , name omissis in italian translation)
- United States Army
- Royalist Forces
- Beach Thugs
- Carol Harding (First appearance)
- Mason Harding (First appearance)
- United States of America
- Western badlands
- East Coast seaside
Captain America, Falcon, and General Fist find the madbomb assembly plant at Royalist headquarters but the bomb has been moved elsewhere. Fist tells Cap that SHIELD agents have located electronics genius Mason Harding who vanished two years ago and may be the madbomb creator. Later, at an East Coast estate, Harding visits his daughter Carol who is recovering from a serious operation. Harding’s thuggish guards hurry him out. An observing SHIELD agent reports in and is told that two men will take his place. Late that night, Cap infiltrates and comes upon Carol. The two talk and discover a mutual attraction, agreeing to meet the next day on the beach. When Carol arrives, Cap meets her as Steve Rogers, taking her for a horseback ride. Two trailing estate guards prepare to shoot them both but Falcon defeats them. Then, with Cap keeping Carol safe, Falcon and SHIELD raid the estate, capturing nearly all within. As Carol and Steve sit by a beach bonfire, four bullies harass them. Using his great strength, Steve scares them off, making Carol realize he is Captain America.
“Merry Christmas, X-Men — The Sentinels Have Returned!”/ IL RITORNO DELLE SENTINELLE !
- Jean Grey
- Amanda Sefton (First appearance)
- Betsy Wilford (First appearance)
- Moira MacTaggert
- Dr. Peter Corbeau
- Sentinels Mk III (First full appearance)
- Sentinel A1
- Sentinel A3 (Destroyed)
- Sentinel A7 (Destroyed)
- Sentinel T-20
- Stephen Lang
- Stan Lee (Cameo)
- Jack Kirby (Cameo)
- Chris Claremont (Cameo)
- Dave Cockrum (Cameo)
- Julius Schwartz (Cameo)
- Bonnie Wilford (Cameo)
- Doctor Doom (seen ice skating on page one) (Cameo)
- Nick Fury (Cameo)
- Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Cameo)
- Matt Murdock (Cameo)
- Clark Kent and Lois Lane (Cameo)
- Unnamed New Yorkers
- United States of America, New York
- New York City
- Rockefeller Center
- Westchester County,
- New York City
- Sentinel Space Station, refitted from a S.H.I.E.L.D. space platform
- Peter Corbeau’s boat, the Dejah Thoris (Destroyed)
- Project Armageddon’s orbiting platform
It’s Christmas time and the X-Men are out celebrating in Manhattan; after spending time on Fifth Avenue, they all part ways. Kurt and Peter go introduce themselves to some girls, Moira and Sean go sightseeing, Scott and Jean go to dinner and Wolverine opts to spend time alone, telling the others that he has no use for Christmas. As Scott and Jean arrive at a lavish restaurant to have dinner they are suddenly attacked by Sentinels. Despite the two veteran X-Men’s fighting skills, Jean is captured and Scott sent flying off the building. Only his quick reach for a radio mast prevents him from falling to his death. Debris striking the street below alerts Banshee, Wolverine and Storm of the battle above and both change into costume and come to Cyclops’s aid.
While Storm rescues Wolverine, Banshee and Wolverine are captured by the Sentinels. When the Sentinels attempt to attack Cyclops and Storm, Storm’s elemental powers are able to destroy them. Scott realizes that the Professor might not be safe either and they rush to warn him. This comes too late, as the Professor is relaxing aboard the Dejan Thoris, a ship owned by his colleague Peter Corbeau of Starcore. As Charles relates his nightmares involving some strange intergalactic war, they are attacked by a Sentinel which Charles manages to take down with his mental powers. As Peter sets his hydrofoil to speed away, Charles is struck by another nightmare. Both men are distracted and a Sentinel smashes their ship, taking Charles prisoner. As it flies away, Peter notes that the Sentinel voices concern about solar radiation levels before realizing he has a long swim to the mainland.
Wolverine, Banshee, Jean and Charles have all been made prisoner of Stephen Lang and his operation called Project: Armageddon. As they examine each of the X-Men’s mutant natures, they take particular interest in Wolverine’s strange readings. Lang explains that his operation’s goal is to wipe out all mutants because they are a menace to humanity. With Lang busy explaining his plot to Jean, Wolverine extracts his claws and cuts himself free. Wolverine then trashes the Sentinels in the room and as Lang flees the scene, Wolverine frees Banshee and Jean. As they argue about leaving the Professor behind, more Sentinels attack, forcing the group to focus on them. As they battle, Banshee uses his sonic scream to clear a path through Project: Armageddon’s base and smashes out of the outer wall to find that there is a greater danger than Lang and his Sentinels.
Back at the X-Mansion, Cyclops has spent the past few days searching for Jean and the others to no avail; they appear to have vanished off the face of the Earth. When an intruder is detected on the premises, Cyclops sends Nightcrawler out to collect him. It is Peter Corbeau and as he is brought in, he tells the remaining X-Men that he has deduced that the Sentinel took their teammates into outer space. Even as Corbeau tells them this, Sean, Jean and Wolverine find themselves floating in the vacuum of space, their death almost assuredly imminent.
- This issue is the first to reveal that Wolverine’s claws are a part of his body and not a weapon attached to his gloves.
- This is the first issue to show Wolverine without his mask.
- Dr. Corbeau’s boat is named for Dejah Thoris, from the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Martian novels.
- Wolverine’s “unique nature” as mentioned by Stephen Lang’s scientists after examining Wolverine in this issue is a reference to the originally intended origin for Wolverine. It was originally intended that Wolverine was going to be revealed as a wolverine mutated into a human being by the High Evolutionary. This concept was eventually scrapped.
“Big Brother Wants You…Dead!” / IL GRANDE FRATELLO TI VUOLE MORTO ! (2a parte)
- New York City
- Times Square
- 42nd Street
- Times Square
Continued from last issue…
When Luke defeats Chemistro, Chemistro tells him he’s protected by Big Brother. Later as Claire chews Luke out at the clinic over what sort of life they’re supposed to have with his chosen profession, Luke is once more visited by IRS man Oliver P. Sneagle, who has come once more to harass Luke about his overdue tax filings. Luke later decides to take the fight right to Big Brother himself, breaking into his hideout and fighting through his goons. Breaking into Big Brother’s inner sanctum, he is shocked to find that Big Brother is a cyborg.