CAPITAN AMERICA EDITORIALE CORNO
ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1975
a volte la vita è beffardamente spietata e ci mette obbligatoriamente di fronte a scelte difficili ed irrevocabili, capita a mia moglie tutte le domeniche pomeriggio che deve fare la drastica scelta se guardare in tv Giletti o Barbara D’Urso, è capitato ad esempio il 4 dicembre 2016 agli italiani che hanno dovuto decidere una volta per tutte tra Renzi e la Costituzione, capita in questo albo anche a Capitan America che è messo finalmente alle strette tra il ridicolo e patetico costume da buffone e la più seria ed autorevole divisa delle forze dell’ordine
All’ interno due episodi completi di CAP, coadiuvato in entrambi dal pennuto FALCON e nel primo pure dall’ arrampicamuri tessitore e mangiamosche SPIDERMAN / L’ UOMO RAGNO che conclude la sua penosa trasferta ad Harlem iniziata nel numero precedente
contiene inoltre : X-MEN
CONDIZIONI : BUONISSIME, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI RESA
GRANDISSIMA DISPONIBILITA’ DI TUTTI I SUPEREROI CORNO E NON
“It Happens in Harlem” / UNA SCELTA DIFFICILE !
- Stoneface’s “Torpedoes”
- Harry Osborn
- Jody Toby Casper
- Harrison (Governor’s Assistant)
- Sharon Carter (Earth-616) (In an illusion or vision)
John Romita Senior begins a run on Cap beginning with this issue.
Stone-Face, out on bail, shows up in the aftermath of Falcon’s battle with Spider-Man and kidnaps the Falcon.
Spidey had placed a tracer on the Falcon, so after (i assume) loading
Harry up with tranquilizers, he heads out to look for him again.
Meanwhile, Captain America is tipped off that Stone-Face is on the loose
again by Sam’s nephew, who Cap calls “Toby” even though he was
previously called Jody and will be called Jody again in this issue.
MCP solves that problem by assuming that the boy’s name is Jody Toby
Casper, but maybe Cap (or Stan!) just doesn’t have a great memory for
names and Jody’s too polite to correct him.
While this is going
on, Stone-Face is having a major ego trip and deciding that holding the
Falcon as bait for Captain America is also a great time to try to ransom
the city government.
Spider-Man rescues the Falcon but the Falcon can’t leave well enough alone, so he attacks Spidey again and gets trounced again.
when Captain America shows up, but by now Falcon has wised up and calms
Cap down which is good because we’ve more than fulfilled our quota for
Misunderstanding Fights. Spider-Man must have figured out what’s going
on by now because he tells Cap that the Falcon is as tough as Cap is,
and that seems to settle the Falcon’s identity crisis for now.
With that settled, you know that Stone-Face and his goons aren’t going to last long against Cap, Falcon, and Spider-Man.
After it’s all over, Cap is summoned into a limo by a mysterious stranger.
- Jody Casper (Sam Wilson’s nephew) is erroneously called “Toby” in some panels.
“The Badge and the Betrayal!” / IL SEGNO E IL TRADIMENTO !
- Sgt. Muldoon (First appearance)
- Sgt. Duffy (Only in flashback)
- Figaro (Sam Wilson’s Cat)
- Reverend Garcia
- Captain America’s Shield
- Captain America’s Uniform
- Falcon’s Hawk Hook (First appearance)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
Last episode ended with Captain America being taken
away in a limo by a mysterious figure. It turns out he’s a Police
Commissioner Feingold, and he’d like Cap to go undercover as a rookie
cop to ferret out a problem with missing police and other special agents.
Cap sees this not just as a mission, but as an opportunity to build a civilian life for himself.
- Mortellaro is uncredited.
- The Falcon intoduces his new “Hawk Hook” this issue. The
grappling device propelled from his right gauntlet allows him to swing
from rooftop to rooftop. He will continue to use this device until he
recieves “wings” in Captain America #170 (in Italy in CAPC # 82).
- This is the first appearance of Leila Taylor. She will become Sam Wilson’s romantic ineterst and will become a long-time recurring character. Her last name is revealed in Captain America #188 (in Italy in CAPC # 100).
- Sgt. Muldoon is introduced in this issue. He is a police
sergeant who berates Steve Rogers similarly as Sgt. Mike Duffy did
during World War II. Muldoon will be a recurring character until Captain America 159 (in Italy in CAPC # 71).
“Who Dares Defy…the Demi-Men” / CHI OSA SFIDARE I SEMI-UOMINI ? (2a parte)
- Magneto (Cameo)
Continued from last issue…
When the other X-Men arrive, it appears that Lorna has fallen asleep,
so the X-Men leave Hank behind to work on a portable Cerebro machine
while they go and seek out the location of the mutant gathering. When
they arrive at the mansion that Mesmero is operating out of, the X-Men
are attacked by members of his Demi-Men army, who pledge an allegiance
to Magneto during the fight. After a brief battle, the X-Men manage to
defeat the Demi-Men, however Warren is injured in the fight and the
X-Men decide to return to Hank’s apartment to see if he has finished
building the Mini-Cerebro.
Hank has indeed finished the miniature Cerebro machine, and it
instantly starts picking up a mutant nearby. To Hank’s surprise, it’s
Lorna who has just come out of the shower. She reveals her green hair,
having used dye to cover it up. Hank covers up for his secret identity
by telling her that he’s a friend of Bobby and that he is on his way to a
costume party. When the other X-Men arrive, they reveal to Lorna that
she might be a mutant and then decide to investigate if somehow Magneto
is still alive with the mini-Cerebro unit. Lorna does not recognize
Bobby in his Iceman form and Beast once more covers for their secret
identities by telling her Bobby is on a secret mission for them. When
the X-Men leave, Iceman is left behind to keep an eye on Lorna.
Right after the X-Men leave, Iceman and Lorna are ambushed by
Mesmero and some of his Demi-Men. When Iceman uses his powers to try and
defend Lorna, he is easily overcome by Mesmero’s mutant hypnotism. When
the evil mutants approach Lorna, she panics until they stop and begin
bowing down to her in worship.