CAPITAN AMERICA EDITORIALE CORNO
ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1975
La massiccia ed intensa propaganda antibolscevica della nuova amministrazione Usa post-Watergate impone in questo numero esclusivamente nemici rossi, anzi vergognosamente paonazzi, per tutti gli inquilini del giornalino : il solito teschio fossile color cremisi per il rassegnato CAP, il corvo scarlatto portascarogna per i mutanti smutandati e c’è pure un mostruoso scorpionaccio vermiglio anche nella obsoleta back-up story di Kirby
contiene : X-MEN con un episodio regolare intero + un mini-speciale sul gelido UOMO GHIACCIO e i suoi rabbrividenti poteri
In terza di copertina il servizio fotografico su STAN LEE in Italia al salone dei comics di Lucca a salutare i fans della corno e a magnare la farinata e le altre succulente pappine di ceci, farro e fagioli che però poi fanno scorreggiare senza sosta
CONDIZIONI : BUONISSIME, CONSUNZIONE NELL’ ANGOLO SUPERIORE DESTRO DI COPERTINA CON UN PAIO DI MINUSCOLI FRAMMENTI MANCANTI, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI BUSTA
GRANDISSIMA DISPONIBILITA’ DI TUTTI I SUPEREROI CORNO E NON
“The Vengeance of — the Red Skull” / LA VENDETTA DI TESCHIO ROSSO !
- King Hassab of Irabia
Steve Rogers is still enjoying riding his motorcycle around the
countryside. The Red Skull notices that he is passing near a motorcade
of King Hassab of Irabia, so he reroutes both to arrive in a small town
at about the same time. He allows Cap to witness his abduction of the
King, and leads him into a trap. Cap easily overcomes the trap and
rescues Hassab, while the Skull ends up stuck in the rocket he had
intended to use to launch the King into outer space.
“Red Raven, Red Raven…!” / CORVO ROSSO CORVO ROSSO !
- Red Raven (First appearance)
- The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
The X-Men have been defeated by Magneto and his Brotherhood of
Evil Mutants and Magneto is about to kill them when he is stopped by
Quicksilver. Magneto agrees with Quicksilver’s request, deciding that he
wants his hated enemies to witness his greatest victory first before
destroying them and orders them locked up in specially prepared
restraints that prevent them from using their powers to escape.
When the X-Men are locked up and regain consciousness, they
question why Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch rejoined Magneto’s
Brotherhood. Quicksilver angrily explains to them how humanity seeks to
destroy mutants and that they have realized that Magneto’s way is right.
The nosey Toad listens to this argument and reports to Magneto, who
decides that perhaps he should destroy the X-Men after all.
Left alone, the X-Men struggle to free themselves, however only
Angel succeeds when he manages to grab a nearby disintegration ray that
was negligently left near his cage. When attempting to free the others
Cyclops stops him, fearing that the other rigs are booby-trapped, and
orders the Angel to flee the scene and try and find the Avengers to get
their help. Angel complies and just barely manages to escape Magneto’s
base without being recaptured by Magneto and Quicksilver. Caught in a
storm while flying overseas, Angel decides to stop and rest on a rock
outcropping poking out of the water. When he rests there, he is
surprised when the outcropping suddenly rises, part of a submerged
island that has been hiding beneath the ocean.
Exploring the island, Angel finds that there is a hidden complex
and wonders if it’s not the same base (HYDRA Island) that S.H.I.E.L.D.
destroyed months prior. He soon gets some answers when he’s attacked by
the old World War II hero, the Red Raven, who is angry at normal humans
who he believes are mindless killers. However, the hero is easily
disarmed by the Angel and the fight is quickly ended. With the battle
over, the Red Raven explains how he was a normal man whose family’s
plane crashed in the secret home of the Avians, a society of winged
people. Surviving, the young Red Raven was taken in, given mechanical
wings and dubbed the Red Raven.
When the leader of the Avians, Aerivar XVIII, plotted an invasion
of humanity, the Red Raven attempted to appeal to the king to avoid any
invasion plans as the humans outnumbered them. However, his impassioned
pleas were ignored and the invasion plans continued further. Not
wishing to see his adopted countrymen slaughtered by humans, the Red
Raven created a special gas that would put all the Avians into a state
of suspended animation and then he sunk their floating island into the
With explanation over, Angel tries to convince the Red Raven to
revive his people and give humanity another chance. Realizing the risk
that the same cycle of events would happen again, the Red Raven instead
decides to return his island to the bottom of the ocean once more.
Blasting Angel into unconsciousness, the Red Raven uses an anti-gravity
ray to keep the mutant afloat while the island sinks. The Red Raven puts
himself and his people back into suspended animation.
Coming around on a floating raft, the Angel finds that the island
has disappeared without a trace, and with his fellow X-Men still in
trouble he departs to continue his travels to the Avengers’ headquarters
“The Iceman Cometh!” / ARRIVA L’ UOMO GHIACCIO
- Judy Harmon (First appearance)
- William Drake (First appearance)
- Madeline Beatrice Bass Drake (First appearance)
- Rocky Beasely
- Unnamed third bully
- New York
Continuing with the origins of the X-Men, our story begins with a
young Bobby Drake taking his girlfriend Judy Harmon out on a date. It is
interrupted when they are jumped by Rocky Beasely and his goons who
have come to pick a fight with Bobby whom Rocky is competing with for
With Bobby being roughed up by Rocky’s friends, Rocky forcibly
pulls Judy away, however he is stopped cold, literally, when Bobby’s ice
powers accidentally trap Rocky in a case of ice. The display not only
scares off Rocky’s goons, but Judy is also scared of Bobby and flees.
When the news of Bobby’s mutant powers quickly spreads across the town,
the people begin to form a mob. Rushing home, Bobby tells his accepting
parents that he accidentally used his powers in public.
When the mob reaches their home, Bobby’s father attempts to talk
sense into the crowd, but they force their way into the Drake home. With
no other choice, Bobby is forced to defend himself by using his ice
powers against them. However, he is easily overpowered and taken to the
Reading about the incident, the Professor decides to recruit
Bobby Drake as his next student and sends Cyclops to go and retrieve the
boy. Bobby meanwhile is sitting in a Nassau County jail cell pondering
the prejudice that he is dealing with when suddenly the wall to his cell
is blasted open.
“The Scorpion Strikes!” / LO SCORPIONE ATTACCA !
- A mutated scorpion
A high level of accidents at an atomic research facility calls in a
trained hypnotist to relax the lab workers. During one of the accidents,
a scorpion is bathed in radiation which makes it grow and gain
sentience which it communicates hostile brain waves. The hypnotist
attempts to soothe the creature’s anger but fails. The scorpion goes
about gathering its brothers in order to subject them to the same
procedure so that they can assault humans everywhere and take over.
Suddenly, it is doubled up in terrible pain, and the soldiers speculate
that it is due to the radiation bombardment. The monster pleads for
release, even if it means death. They subject it to a second dose which
finishes it off and express relief that the creature developed pain. The
hypnotist reveals that there never was any pain. He failed in his first
attempt because the creature was on guard, but later he succeeded with
the hypnosis in his second attempt to implant the suggestion of burning