Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!
Today we look at a classic (although not quite as well known) Captain America storyline starring Captain America, Black Panther and Sharon Carter against…Baron Zemo!?!? The story took place in Tales of Suspense #97-99 and Captain America #100, written by Stan Lee, penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Joe Sinnott (the first two parts) and Syd Shores (the last two parts).
Our tale begins in ToS #97, as Sharon Carter goes undercover…
See! Superman was telling us the truth all the time! Glasses make you look totally different!
The issue ends with Cap being called to action by Black Panther…
I love the characterization of Panther through Cap’s thoughts.
So Cap travels to Wakanda in #98, where Panther tells him what the deal is…
Awesome set-up, right?
Cap and Panther are taken out by some bad guys and are about to be finished, when Sharon shows up and surreptitiously saves them.
Really well handled.
But the captured heroes learn that the bad guy behind it all is apparently Baron Zemo!!!! This leads to an awesome sequence in #99….
Classic Cap and classic Kirby awesomeness!
At the end of the issue, Sharon is charged with killing Cap. What will she do?!?!
#100 shows us…
They go on the run, trying to escape. They each get multiple chances to act really noble.
What is the Destructon!? Pick up the Essential Captain America Volume 1 for the whole story! Including the twist ending!
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