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 famigerata 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 la Madia a sistemarlo con uno dei suoi provvidenziali ed inesorabili decreti anti-fannulloni
ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1975
non soltanto i capricciosi e criptici egocentrismi in ritmo e rima di battiatiana e sgalambriana memoria ma dalla pupilla viziosa delle nuvole a scendere fino ai piedi dei grattacieli e a scatenare il frastuono ed il delirio nella centralissima Avenue Park di Manhattan sono soprattutto le micidiali cariche cieche dello Scorpione, un miserabile e schifoso supercriminale con più veleno in coda che sale in zucca, e le scorregge asfissianti dello spregevole Mr. Hyde , suo degno e disgraziato compare, due pietosi avversari che Cap pensando di fare un affare ha acquistato ad un mercatino dall’ Uomo Ragno e da Devil prendendo invece in entrambi i casi una clamorosa fregatura
contiene inoltre : X-MEN
CONDIZIONI : BUONISSIME, L’ ALBO NON E’ DI BUSTA
GRANDISSIMA DISPONIBILITA’ DI TUTTI I SUPEREROI CORNO E NON
“Panic on Park Avenue” / PANICO IN PARK AVENUE
- Nick Fury
- Sharon Carter (Agent 13)
- Leila Taylor
- Rafe Michel
- Juan Santiago
- Daredevil (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- Black Widow (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- Mister Kline
- The Owl (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- Mikas (Only in flashback)
- Marianne Rodgers (Only in flashback)
see Scorpion and Mr. Hyde lurking outside of Sharon’s window at the end of last issue while
she and Cap are making out. We saw robot versions of them during the
Mr. Kline arc in Daredevil 82-83 (in Italy in DEVC # 81-82); these issue shows what happened to the
originals and brings them back for a fight against Captain America.
that Mr. Kline did indeed have the actual Scorpion and Mr. Hyde in
captivity while he was using the robot versions. In a flashback, we see
the Scorpion escape…
…and he frees Hyde as well. Neither knows what’s going on, and eventually they
get it in their heads that SHIELD was using them as guinea pigs for a
new super-villain prison.
So they decide to capture a SHIELD agent. On their way there, they run into Steve Rogers while he’s in his civilian ID…
…but he manages to fight them off very well .
Captain America and the Falcon catch up with the two villains outside of Sharon Carter’s dormitory.
having the upper hand for most of the fight, they fail to prevent
Sharon from getting kidnapped. Nick Fury shows up to gripe about it,
but Cap isn’t in the mood.
- Rafe Michel last name is revealed in this issue. He is also referred to as “Brother Michel” in this issue.
- This story indicates that the Falcon meets Rafe Michel and Juan
in Manhattan. However, it appears evident that this occurred in
“Do or Die, Baby!” / AGISCI O MUORI , BABY !
- Havok (Alex Summers)
- Toad (Mortimer Toynbee)
- Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
- Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
- Judge Chalmers
- Larry Trask
- Mr. Tindall
- Unus the Untouchable (Appears on a Computer Screen, TV or Hologram Only)
- Blob (Fred Dukes) (Appears on a Computer Screen, TV or Hologram Only)
- Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde) (Appears on a Computer Screen, TV or Hologram Only)
- Dr. Lykos (First appearance) (Cameo)
- Professor Abdol
- Lorna Dane
- X-Men’s Aero-Car (Destroyed)
Cyclops, Beast and Marvel Girl are using a mini Cerebro unit to
track down all of the mutants that have recently been captured by Larry
Trask’s Sentinels. However, their jet-car is blasted out of the sky
causing the three X-Men to fall to their doom, but they are rescued at
the last minute by Jean’s telekinetic powers.
While in the secret hideout of the Sentinels, it has been
revealed that Larry Trask, ironically, is a mutant himself, a revelation
that is learned when the medallion given to him from his father was
accidentally removed and turns out to have nullified and shielded his
mutant powers from the Sentinels scanners. This is confirmed by Judge
Chalmers who knew the truth all along and explains that Larry’s father
the late Bolivar Trask created the medallion after Larry’s mutation
precognition powers foretold his mother’s death. With the Sentinels no
longer following his orders now that he has been outed as a mutant, the
Sentinels carry out Larry’s last command as a “human”, to capture all
the remaining mutants and destroy them.
In rapid succession, the Sentinels seek out and attempt to
capture the remaining mutants left in the world. They find opposition
when trying to capture Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Toad; however
easily manage to capture Mastermind, Blob and Unus. While Judge Chalmers
begins to consider what to do about this situation, not wishing to be
party to the genocide of all known mutants, the Sentinels detect a
concentration of mutant energy signatures. This turns out to be Cyclops,
Marvel Girl and the Beast who are now scaling the mountain which hides
the Sentinel base. They are opposed by Sentinels which they easily
defeat and manage to break into the Sentinel base.
Inside, they hide as a Sentinel prisoner craft arrives with the
captured Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Toad. Realizing that the
Sentinels are conditioned to deal with any given mutants threats by
identifying who they are, the three X-Men trade costumes with the former
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants members, Cyclops taking Quicksilver’s
costume, Marvel Girl taking Scarlet Witch’s and the Beast wearing
Toad’s. When the Sentinels that captured the three other mutants attempt
to take them to the holding chambers they are caught off guard.
Confused by the unique costumes and not prepared to deal with different
powers, the Sentinels fall easily to Cyclops, Marvel Girl, and Beast’s
counter attack on the Sentinels.
As this is happening, Judge Chalmers awakens Larry Trask from his
suspended animation. Larry has a vision of Havok getting injured in the
coming battle. When Chalmers asks what he can do to stop the Sentinels,
he traces Larry’s glance at the device he used to neutralize Havok’s
powers earlier, however Chalmers misinterprets Larry’s attempts to tell
him what the gun is for as an order to kill Havok, which Chalmers
refuses to do.
Cyclops and the others fight their way into the main chamber just
as the Judge realizes what the gun is really for and uses it to
reactivate Havok’s powers. Realizing what Chalmers has done, the
Sentinel in the room blasts him before Cyclops can attempt to destroy
it. Cyclops then blasts open the cyro-tube that is keeping Alex in
suspended animation. Now free, Havok turns his powerful cosmic energy
blasts on the Sentinel.
As the Sentinels begin to administer the Judge first aid as part
of their programming to protect humans, Chalmers tells Cyclops that the
only way to beat the Sentinels is with logic. Cyclops then suggests to
the Sentinels that it would be easier to eliminate the source that
causes the creation of mutants to make their jobs easier. As Cyclops is
telling them this, Havok, still believing that he is a menace, attempts
to commit suicide, realizing what Alex is going to do, Scott chases
Meanwhile, the Sentinels ponders Cyclops’ suggestion and realize
that it’s the very sun that is the cause of mutants on Earth and with
this logic considered the entire Sentinel army blasts off into space to
try and destroy the Sun, a mission that is destined to end in failure
and the Sentinel’s destruction.
In the aftermath of the Sentinels exodus, Cyclops and the others
find Alex buried in a pile of rubble begging for help. Realizing that
his brother will need medical attention and psychiatric help in coming
to terms with his mutant nature, he decides to call one of the
Professor’s old colleagues. Shortly afterward, a call is made to Dr.
Karl Lykos who agrees to see Alex. As he is making arrangements with
Scott, one of his patients suddenly slumps into unconsciousness.
“I Am the Living Ghost!” / IO SONO UN FANTASMA VIVENTE !
- Suits of Armour
- Blackhorn Castle
A man enters a castle determined to prove that there are no ghosts, but
the events he experiences convince him that the castle is haunted, and
so he flees. It turns out that the castle does not contain any ghosts,
but is possessed by animated suits of armor and living stone gargoyles.