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2933: Captain America #214 (v1)

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Captain America #214 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Archie Goodwin
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby
Writers: Jack Kirby
Pencilers: Jack Kirby
Inkers: Mike Royer
Colourists: Sam Kato
Letterers: Mike Royer
Editors: Jack Kirby
Cover Date: October 1977
Release Date: July 1977
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.30
Times Read: 162                 Times Rated: 96
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Go to Issue #213 Go to Issue #215

Captain America #212 (v1)
Captain America #213 (v1)
Captain America #214 (v1)
Captain America #215 (v1)
Tomb of Dracula #52 (v1)
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#212 (v1)
2932: Captain Ame...
#213 (v1)
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#215 (v1)
2935: Tomb of Dra...
#52 (v1)
Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Captain America #213 (v1). Captain America next appears in Captain America #215 (v1).
  The Falcon
The Falcon last appeared in Captain America #213 (v1). The Falcon next appears in Captain America #215 (v1).
  Night Flyer
Night Flyer last appeared in Captain America #213 (v1). Night Flyer next appears in Incredible Hulk #263 (v1).
Group Appearances
S.H.I.E.L.D. last appeared in Captain America #213 (v1). S.H.I.E.L.D. next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #165 (v1).
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   January 9, 2015
An improbable all-action issue. Most of the things our (recently-blinded) hero does are absurd. And, once again, the battle resolves when Cap and Falc are rescued by a team of nameless SHIELD agents. 3/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-04-11 10:44:50  
  -Hey Night Flyer! Didn't saying "I've little time to waste on another shot," take a lot longer than simply pulling the trigger again?
-So let me see if I've got this straight...Firing a gun off next to Cap's head "jogged" a nerve into action and returned his sight? Kirby, you've done it again!

  Calthor Says:    
  2013-05-01 08:18:03  
  Ah, Marvel's finest physics: eye sight will return if a gun is fired off next to someone's head, as the nerves will be stimulated to work again!  

  Canuck Says:    
  2013-06-12 23:41:27  
  The way Cap spoke about the bullet jogging his eyesight, it almost seemed like there was something else going on... but there wasn't.
I don't know if Kirby's work is really all that worse than his 60's stuff. I think he was just unable to evolve in the modern era. Much like his representation of Captain America, Kirby was an anachronism of his time, no longer pertinent, needed or wanted.

  bigkat5582 Says:    
  2013-11-10 20:48:21  
  So glad this Kirby Krap is over.  

  Gecko Says:    
  2013-12-12 03:50:14  

  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-12-12 10:16:22  
  -@Gecks: You're almost through the Kirby Wilderness my friend. Only Devil Dinosaur and Machine Man to go. I kinda enjoyed DD, but I still have nightmares about the banality of MM. Then you have Ditko's less than stellar return...  

  Drax Says:    
  2014-01-30 15:40:52  
  I'd be willing to accept the jogging of the nerve if Cap had been blind by a sudden flash, but they were scratched... Alas, Kirby's run is now over. Good riddance!  

  Kez Says:    
  2014-05-24 10:33:38  
  Ah yes, it is well known medical fact that getting shot in the face cures blindness.

In other news.. it's finally over. Kirby's Cap run is out of my life forever! YESSSSSS!

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-09-16 18:23:52  
  One thing Kirby did do well in these last two issues is really give the Falcon equal time. Sam got to be awesome in this one.  

  RikerDonegal Says:    
  2014-12-15 14:55:18  
  I-I am so happy to get to the end of this awful run!
I-If it had been any other series I would have skipped it, but Kirby's (mis)handling of CA was fascinating! M-Most of the flaws (dialogue, Sharon, etc.) have been commented on by other people, but nobody seems to have noticed how passive and ineffectual he makes Cap! T-The star of the book accomplishes nothing during this run! H-He is constantly being directed by other people, and constantly being rescued by other people! T-That, to me, is the weirdest legacy of this run!

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-01-07 11:42:38  
  Extra star for "Next: A new direction"


  heman0420 Says:    
  2016-01-16 10:17:41  
  In my 35 rotations around the sun I have never seen a story, characters, or anything so deconstructed before. This second run of "King Kirby's" Captain America was just as awful as the first. They might have been alright in the 40s, maybe the 60s, but stories like these just do not belong in the late 70s. Hopefully the writers and pencilers can at least restore this series to its former mediocrity.  

  Vancelot Says:    
  2016-04-30 01:15:01  
  Don't let the door hit you on the way out Jack Kirby.  

  VirtualAdept Says:    
  2017-01-05 03:07:52  
  I feel so bad about this run of books. Kirby was literally king back in the 60's and as you read a lot of the letters MANY people were straight up tearing into him. I mean I get it, it was a really bad run, but man I can't imagine how it must have felt for him to see something people spit so much vitriol at him over which also happens to be something that he was literally instrumental in creating. If that had been me, getting so much hate mail would have really messed me up, but then again I'm a bit thin skinned.  

  phogbear Says:    
  2017-02-05 07:32:16  
  All of Kirby's stories ended abruptly. Nigtht Flyer was connected to his hand glider and died or collapsed? Cap once again had nothing to do with the victory. If it wasn't for Donna he would be carrying around Hitler's brain right now and it goes on.

The letters column has been the best part of this book. I've enjoyed the glimpse into past fandom.

  Durango55 Says:    
  2017-07-17 07:03:06  
  Clearly, having Kirby be both writer AND editor was a colossal mistake.

Since he was writer/editor on all of his titles, I wonder if that was part of his terms when he returned to Marvel.

Was he pulled from Captain America? If so, it would have been interesting to be in the room when that happened....

  HeffElf Says:    
  2018-01-03 19:25:23  
  Bye King Kirby, thanks for making us not miss you, that was really nice.  

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