Captain America #215 (1977)
After an (epically bad) Kirby run, it’s time to remind the world who Cap really is.
In a story titled, “The way it really was!”, we get an origin and recap. It’s told through Cap’s own eyes, and the issue ends with him wanting to remember the young boy he was before he became a hero. He seems to literally not remember his childhood.
We also see a cameo from President Truman.
This version of the origin weaves in the “there were fake Caps after Cap got frozen” idea launched by Steve Englehart, like “Spirit of 76” (above) and “The Patriot” (below).
I think this is the first time we’ve seen it all laid out like this.
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #164-166 (1994): Vengeance
Sam Buchanan–Redeemer–recruits Psiphon into his war against Vengeance, but Psiphon turns out to be a jerk so then Buchanan teams up with Vengeance to fight Psiphon. Ho hum. There’s way…
MARVEL TALES #250 (1991)
After a reprint, this issue includes an 8-page story about Rocket Racer. No reason to read it. There’s also a one-page Hembeck piece that’s a fun read but isn’t canon.
TALES OF SUSPENSE #97-99 and Captain America #100 (1967-1968)
Captain America gets his own mag at last! Because the ladies love him! The end of Tales of Suspense (with #99) and the beginning of Captain America (with #100) is…