CAPTAIN AMERICA #302-304 (1985): 1st Machete

I love the cover to #303.

This story opens with Captain America missing his shield…


Who’s got his shield?!?

Batroc, that’s who!

Obidiah Stane hires him to steal the shield so he can analyze it to make armor. 

And Batroc, in turn, subcontracts to a new villain named Machete…

Here’s Machete in action:

Batroc’s other partner is Shang Chi’s enemy, Zaran.

The three of them cannot beat Cap.

Even without his shield he kicks their asses.

Fun story.

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