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4081: Captain America #242 (v1)

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Captain America #242 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: Al Milgrom
Writers: Steven Grant
Pencilers: Don Perlin
Inkers: Joe Sinnott
Colourists: George Roussos
Letterers: Clem Robins
Editors: Roger Stern
Cover Date: February 1980
Release Date: December 1979
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.40
Times Read: 127                 Times Rated: 77
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Universes:   Earth-616  
Go to Issue #241 Go to Issue #243

Marvel Treasury Edition #24
Captain America #241 (v1)
Captain America #242 (v1)
Iron Man #129 (v1)
Captain America #243 (v1)
4079: Marvel Trea...
4080: Captain Ame...
#241 (v1)
4082: Iron Man
#129 (v1)
4083: Captain Ame...
#243 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
In an attempt to get revenge, Muldoon hires the Manipulator to kill Captain America. But the Manipulatorís methods are far too subtle for the corrupt cop.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Captain America #241 (v1). Captain America next appears in Captain America #243 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Brian Muldoon
Brian Muldoon last appeared in Captain America #159 (v1).
Manipulator last appeared in Avengers #178 (v1). Manipulator next appears in Captain America #247 (v1).
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Issue Review
   May 23, 2017
It starts off as just another revenge-driven-villain-attacks-superhero "story", but gets gradually more interesting and more rewarding as it goes along.

Cap falls into a trap, where androids look like his friends/foes. At that level it would be an average comic, but Cap sees through the deception early on and plays along while bickering villains observe from a distance.

The climax has a couple of twists, and they both work very well. A script that deliberately poses a lot of good questions, and leaves them hanging.

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  TStarnes Says:    
  2013-03-29 19:29:06  
  This was a 2 star story all the way until the last page. It's old hat for marvel, but I still kinda like the twist at the end.  

  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-10-13 19:24:32  
  -What a twist...yawn! This type of story is done over and over and is over done.  

  Canuck Says:    
  2013-11-21 21:42:00  
  @TStarnes. Agree with you here on the 2 to 3 star jump because of the ending. I enjoyed it and I wasn't expecting that.  

  Gecko Says:    
  2014-07-13 12:15:52  
  And I have to agree with Red  

  danberado Says:    
  2015-02-02 20:47:28  
  'Like so many people, he gets overcome by witnessing a loved one die for a second time'. Given the context that this is Marvel,this comment amused me.  

  Johnny Darkness Says:    
  2015-04-06 19:07:23  
  I usually don't like stories like this, but I liked it.  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-04-11 11:36:57  
  This wasn't enough of a change to bump it up to 3 stars.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-12-01 10:51:00  
  This was unexpected and in a good way. Muldoon McDouche-Acop makes for a good filler antagonist.  

  Trentus Says:    
  2017-04-20 17:50:21  
  @danberado "Like so many people, he gets overcome by witnessing the same person die for the tenth time"  

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