Bronze Age Beginnings

Friday, 14 May 2010

Captain America #146

Cover date: February 1972

Writer: Gary Friedrich

Artist: Sal Buscema

Inker: John Verpoorten

Cap and his >ahem< Femme Force break up a Hydra hijacking of a Shield airliner, while Sharon Carter lies mortally wounded; later, Hydra kidnap Sharon from the hospital she was taken in a bid to lure Cap into another trap.

I like Captain America. Honestly, I do. The Star-spangled Avenger from another era, slightly out of date with modern times and grappling with an America gone sour – but this isn’t that Cap just yet. This one just fights Hydra agents endlessly with late 60’s super-spy elements tacked on. I can’t even say Femme Force without imagining a feminine hygiene one of the gals says “KEEP ‘EM UP! Just because we’re female doesn’t mean we won’t shoot!”


  1. Oh,I know what you mean, but how much more interesting were the Marvel covers back then. So grabby.

  2. What? You mean covers coloued in every shade of mud, with no narrative, aren't grabby???


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