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1469: Captain America #145 (v1)

" Skyjacked! "
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Captain America #145 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr.
Writers: Gary Friedrich
Pencilers: Gil Kane, John Romita Sr., John Romita Sr.
Inkers: Tony Mortellaro
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: January 1972
Release Date: October 1971
Story Arc: -
Pages: 21
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 283                 Times Rated: 179
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Amazing Adventures #14 (v2)
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Captain America #145 (v1)
Captain America #146 (v1)
Captain America #147 (v1)
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#147 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Captain America and the Femme Force are called forth on a red alert by Nick Fury. Their target: Hyrda's new headquarters. As the team leaves bickering between Val and Sharon over Captain America reaches a fever pitch just before the aircraft is hijacked.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Captain America #144 (v1). Captain America next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
  The Falcon
The Falcon last appeared in Captain America #144 (v1). The Falcon next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Nick Fury
Nick Fury last appeared in Captain America #144 (v1). Nick Fury next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
  Sharon Carter
Sharon Carter last appeared in Captain America #144 (v1). Sharon Carter next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
  Dum Dum Dugan
Dum Dum Dugan last appeared in Avengers #92 (v1). Dum Dum Dugan next appears in Incredible Hulk #148 (v1).
  Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
Valentina Allegra de Fontaine last appeared in Avengers #67 (v1). Valentina Allegra de Fontaine next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
  Eric Koenig
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Eric Koenig in the mainstream continuity. Eric Koenig next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
Redwing last appeared in Captain America #144 (v1). Redwing next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
  Supreme Hydra
Supreme Hydra last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #85 (v1). Supreme Hydra next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
Group Appearances
Femme Force
Femme Force last appeared in Captain America #144 (v1). Femme Force next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
Hydra last appeared in Incredible Hulk #132 (v1). Hydra next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
S.H.I.E.L.D. last appeared in Captain America #144 (v1). S.H.I.E.L.D. next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Captain America #144 (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Captain America #146 (v1).
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Issue Review
   November 27, 2016
The story itself is fine. It's basic but action-packed. The problem is: its just another story where SHIELD are being attacked. Honestly, all SHIELD ever does is fend off assaults. It gets tiresome.
Another big problem this issue has is the sexist portrayal of the women. They are bitchy and man-mad! The two main female characters in this story are ready to tear each other's hair out because Cap is such a hunk and they both want him. Seriously.
And it's not just one scene, it's the whole damn comic. Even setting aside this sexism, it just ruins credibility. These are supposed to be SHIELD agents, not high school girls. Which is exactly how they are written. As clichés.
Suitably, we end on a cliffhanger where Steve also forgets his professionalism and starts acting like a teenager, too.
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  Kez Says:    
  2012-07-26 06:32:25  
  I love how Sharon is able to say "Look out! He's got the drop on you! Hit the deck, Steve... and I'll block the shot!" and leap in front of him, but in that time he can't just raise his shield which is pretty much already exactly where it needs to be? Hmm...  

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-07-18 09:20:13  
  Thr rampant sexism in this issue really prevented it from being a top quality story for me.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-10-30 19:14:39  
  I'm really torn here. Val and Sharon get to kick some serious butt in this issue, which is a real plus, and rare for female characters so far in the Order. On the other hand, great SCOTT! is this a sexist piece of crap. This whole Femme Force thing feels like an excuse to make fun of feminism under the guise of being somewhat feminist. It's horrible. Ok, I guess I'm not torn...one star.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-09 03:13:18  
  Marvel displays its 60s sexism in a 70s form.  

  gmonkey Says:    
  2014-07-03 03:00:00  
  SHIELD is sexist, HYDRA is sexist, the writing is sexist. Marvel women just can't get a break. I especially liked how the infallibility of HYDRA's plan was based exclusively on arranging things to fight against women only. On top of that they're kind of right in that assumption as the only reason they didn't win was that Captain America was on the plane.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-07-17 00:26:39  
  The pacing in this comic is good, but the dialog is horrendous.  

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2014-11-25 05:10:55  
  GKane's appearance brings the quality right down. The first 15 pages pencilled by Kane are not very good. Nice panel breakdowns and surprisingly copious backgrounds are throughout and exceptionally well executed, but the humanoid forms are not pretty...until Romita takes over all artwork from page 16, where classic, top flight Marvel style is molded upon! The word count is too high, I don't care for Hydra and the script is old fashioned gender equality with doses of cringeworthy romance. (Pages 1-15 are 2...but 15-21 are 4+ so I give it a 3)  

  cotter2 Says:    
  2015-01-12 12:23:32  
  I assume this terrible sexist trend will continue in this mag. Fury is a terrible leader and 13 seemed to have forgotten all of her combat training and experience.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-02-14 09:14:03  
  What the sexist crap was this?!  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-03-25 18:02:46  
  Oh those wacky, wacky, stupid females. Take out all female dialogue and it would be a pretty good issue!  

  jwerth Says:    
  2015-06-16 18:23:01  
  This was an egregiously bad script. It's not just the over-the-top sexism, though that's certainly awful enough. It's also waaay too wordy and one long cliche from start to finish. Mix in mediocre art by Gil Kane and this issue earns a rare 1 star.  

  Robareid Says:    
  2015-08-08 12:12:37  
  That "femme" dialogue was simply vomit inducing.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-04-08 12:06:41  
  Val is a straight up bitch in this issue. Nearly as bad with feminism as Leila Taylor is with racism.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-06-07 17:26:48  
  2 stars for pretty much what everyone has already said above!!

Love Me - How needy of the Supreme Hydra wanting his men to gather around him and praise him! I bet he has daddy issues...

Prep Time - What, they couldn't show more panels of Sharon getting dressed?!!

Grrl Power - Is it me, or is Val doing all the work?!!

Howler - Hey, the 1st modern app of Eric Koenig in the Order, and he's quickly knocked out!!

Rap With Cap - Check out Fred Janssen's letter!

'Nuff Said - "But I'm going to dress that hussy down when this is over!"-Sharon Carter...I think it's that time of the month...

  ViolentPhlegm @ skalchemist (original post):    
  2016-09-15 18:34:22  
  Yeah, hugely disappointing by this. I love the mid-air action, but the sexism is cringe-worthy. Just have Femme Force kick ass without the petty bickering and jealousy. Val and Sharon have never acted like this before. Sharon, especially. It's always been SHIELD first, Steve second with her.  

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-03-25 07:50:56  
  This was less insulting than I expected, but that probably says more about how low my expectations were than anything else. And apparently Val is now short for Valerie.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-04-02 14:56:45  
  I agree with the others. This was barely readable. If this was a sexist attempt to prove that Femme Force isn't up to the task because they're females, this issue went overboard with it. And it was almost as if Nick was setting them up to fail, too.

The action itself wasn't bad, but it quickly degenerated into a Val vs. Sharon cat-fight. No wonder they're losing.

1 star. Between the misogyny and the racism, right now Captain America is representing much of what's wrong with America socially in the early 70s. How ironic.

  CrazyforRAMU Says:    
  2017-04-13 18:06:12  
  John Romita moved heaven and Earth to bring this art up to par - I think it's the best Gil Kane has ever looked and a real lesson in what a difference a good inker can make.

Along with the art, the only thing saving this misogynist heap from getting 1 star from me is that there's a kernel of a good story there. A midair hijacking and Sharon sacrificing herself are both solid plot points; I just wish they weren't filled out with "feminist" writing that makes Connery-era Bond look progressive.

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-04-22 15:14:37  
  Less a force of capable women and more like a force of Clint Bartons. This was garbage.  

  drfaustus13 Says:    
  2017-05-18 17:07:36  
  Five pages in and I can't stand the mysoginy. It's really making me dislike Fury, rather than just find him boring.

Is he trying to get Cap's comic cancelled too, out of envy due to his own run being finished?

Good job Cap was around to save all of those helpless women.

I was almost rooting for Hydra, until they started acting as douchey as Fury.

I genuinely feel like Captain America has become way worse than when it was Cap and the Falcon running around dealing with racism. Introducing the Femme Force has hurt this comic a lot - mostly because of everyone else in the comic's reactions to them. It's like they created an all African-American unit and everyone else in the comic (heroes included) started throwing around racial epithets and talking about how Blsck people were a waste of time. One star.

  Nsmash Says:    
  2017-07-02 12:48:31  
  The writing was cringe worthy from start to finish, but the action was good. I also really liked Val in this issue. 2 stars.  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-10-30 12:28:46  
  You can tell they were making a sincere try at equality here but it was 1971 and they just...can't...hit...the...target.

Mish-mash story, professionals being jealous women and pedestrian art.

Two stars.

  Saithrenslot Says:    
  2017-12-06 21:15:52  
  There is a point at which an author's discriminatory themes becomes so disparaging that I forget about the story and I have to wonder what happened to this person to divorce their views from reality to such an extent.

Everyone in this comic was horrible and I am a worse person for having read it.

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2018-01-15 11:36:16  
  I had a great time reading this issue.

Oh, it was awful though and through, from art, to dialog, to the insane levels of cringy-sexism.

But my wife and I had a good laugh at its expense, so it's got that going for it.

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-02-17 13:11:35  
  I am waiting for a comic in the order that can pass the Bechdel Test. This ain't it.  

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Date User Name Update
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes Added Captain America[appost]s Shield listing.
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes
   April 8, 2016 MattzLadd Added Gary Friedrich creator listing.
   April 8, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.
   April 8, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Sharon Carter.
   April 8, 2016 MattzLadd Added Femme Force to the issue.
   March 22, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Eric Koenig.
   September 7, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   May 30, 2014 Neskit Changed comic details.
   March 24, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Supreme Hydra.
   March 23, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Supreme Hydra.
   October 30, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Supreme Hydra.
   October 30, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Eric Koenig.
   October 30, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.
   October 30, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Sharon Carter.
   October 30, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Dum Dum Dugan.
   October 30, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Nick Fury.
   May 23, 2013 jfpj1991 Added blurb for this issue.
   May 4, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   April 29, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
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