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1141: Captain America #123 (v1)

" Suprema, The Deadliest of the Species! "
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Captain America #123 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Gene Colan, Joe Sinnott
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Joe Sinnott
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: March 1970
Release Date: December 1969
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 350                 Times Rated: 207
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Universes:   Earth-616  
Go to Issue #122 Go to Issue #124

Captain America #122 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #81 (v1)
Captain America #123 (v1)
Daredevil #62 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #82 (v1)
1139: Captain Ame...
#122 (v1)
1140: Amazing Spi...
#81 (v1)
1142: Daredevil
#62 (v1)
1143: Amazing Spi...
#82 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Suprema begins a takeover of crime rackets all across the nation with here ability to make mere suggestions reality. When she sets her eyes on taking control of S.H.I.E.L.D she is able to convince even Fury to do her bidding. The only man unaffected is Captain America!
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Captain America #122 (v1). Captain America next appears in Captain America #124 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Nick Fury
Nick Fury last appeared in Captain America #121 (v1). Nick Fury next appears in Captain America #124 (v1).
  Dum Dum Dugan
Dum Dum Dugan last appeared in Avengers #72 (v1). Dum Dum Dugan next appears in Captain America #124 (v1).
  Jasper Sitwell
Jasper Sitwell last appeared in Iron Man #23 (v1). Jasper Sitwell next appears in Captain America #124 (v1).
  J. Jonah Jameson
Cameo Appearance
J. Jonah Jameson last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #81 (v1). J. Jonah Jameson next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #82 (v1). This is a cameo appearance.
  Tony Stark
Cameo Appearance
Tony Stark last appeared in Iron Man #23 (v1). Tony Stark next appears in Avengers #76 (v1). This is a cameo appearance.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Suprema in the mainstream continuity. Suprema next appears in Captain America #356 (v1).
  Melvin Scarbo
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Melvin Scarbo in the mainstream continuity. Melvin Scarbo next appears in Captain America #356 (v1).
  Aces Wilde
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Aces Wilde in the mainstream continuity.
Group Appearances
Daily Bugle
Daily Bugle last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #81 (v1). Daily Bugle next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #82 (v1).
S.H.I.E.L.D. last appeared in Captain America #122 (v1). S.H.I.E.L.D. next appears in Captain America #124 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Captain America #122 (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Captain America #124 (v1).
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Issue Review
   March 12, 2014
So she's the greates female master of kung fu? And a black belt? And a master of mysticism? And hypnotism? And she's taken to some carnival tricks? Oh, boy. At least the art has gotten better. But man, if Stan Lee was feeling lazy - maybe he should just write, I'm lazy, kids. Thanks for the nickels. I'm just not going to bother working on this one at all.

Instead, he compliments the art - AGAIN - and tells us "I just can't write anything on this page. Apparently not much on any of the other pages, either. Cap is slowly becoming the patriotic depressed man. Even when he's able to defeat 'Suprema,' he just sulks off at the end.

WAIT A SECOND! Didn't she just take over all of SHIELD here and essentially imprison - ALL the special agents EVERYWHERE? But yeah. It was electricity. You can go. Wow. Bad stuff.
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  Kez Says:    
  2011-11-15 07:12:27  
  This story is REALLY far-fetched.

Especially the part where Captain America goes "I know!" and drives off to scour through some newspaper archives in the middle of the fight, then comes back (Presumably at least a few hour later) with a device designed to foil their scheme where they're all standing around waiting.

  Xythe Says:    
  2012-10-02 07:30:58  
  To the Wolverine Jet! Which is actually not a jet, but Wolverine Van didn't sound as cool.  

  rubixcube60 Says:    
  2012-11-02 16:07:18  
  Never thought I'd see anyone take over SHIELD in a U-HAUL. Also, what exactly were they doing in those few hours? You take over and gain access to the worlds most advanced technology and a fortune of intel, and you...mope around for a while waiting for Captain America to kick your asses?  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-04-29 10:00:01  
  Again with hypnotism... I really hope they get that gimmick out of their system before long. I can handle alien invasions and robots, but hypnotism is just so, to quote kez, far-fetched.  

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2013-06-22 02:38:46  
  art is a bit better than typical swooshy Colan; story is just another stinker(2+)  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-23 15:23:38  
  Another example of the lousy 'no continued stories policy.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-11-07 01:24:55  
  Dammit Cap, cheer the f&#k up already. You are one morose old man!  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-11-08 06:19:53  
  What the crap is this?!  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-22 11:50:58  
  Thanks again, Martin Goodman, for destroying what made Marvel special with your moronic "no continued stories" policy. This issue was decent, but once again felt rushed and unsatisfying.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-11-11 21:09:38  
  2 stars for the 1st app of Suprema! Although, not a great start, she will return decades later with a new name and cause Cap more problems!!

Bad Girls - I would like to see Suprema and Madame Hydra team up for some naughty adventures!!!

Wolverine Blues - Like others have said...Yikes!!!

Dizzy - So, only Scarbo wore a control disc...why not Suprema as well??

'Nuff Said - "It's all over! Our master plan--is down the drain!"-Suprema

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-11-07 23:12:21  
  Well that was a bit too much easy. They really don't know what's going on with Cap and Sharon though, do they? One issue he's avoiding her, the next she's avoiding him!  

  JimboJangles Says:    
  2016-12-19 06:09:00  
  These aren't the droids you're looking for...  

  JimboJangles Says:    
  2016-12-19 06:11:16  
  Also, I thought the Wolverine Jet was going to be super sweet, so much so that I figured the truck was to take them to their secret airbase. Judging from previous comments, you don't have to imagine my disappointment.  

  Russ Says:    
  2016-12-29 12:41:15  
  I was pretty disappointed in the Wolverine Jet as well. I kept imagining what a certain TV show would've been like if Adam West dressed up in a blue and gold costume with claws to fight crime. "To the Wolverine Jet, Boy Wonder." No. Just....no.

In fact, the whole story seemed pretty campy overall. I just can't imagine what Suprema's gang was doing when Cap got all that stuff together, which must've taken a good couple hours plus. Did they make plans to rule the world using SHIELD's armaments? Did they set up a perimeter to guard against Cap's return? Did they discuss the New York Jets' miraculous Super Bowl win? Or the great performances at Woodstock? With Suprema the lone female in the group, maybe she insisted on a game of Spin the Bottle!

2 stars. This one should've been a 3-plus issue arc because it was actually a pretty good idea. As it stands, it's just another example of the single-issue story being a bad policy.

  Corlagon Says:    
  2017-08-12 12:11:05  
  This felt like mediocre run-of-the-mill stuff to me. Then the lack of an explanation of why Cap wasn't hypnotized as well knocked it down to bad. Then I looked him up on the WWW and found that he's canonically resistant to hypnosis courtesy of his serum. But the story didn't bother to allude to that, so I'm sticking with my low rating.  

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-08-23 10:26:38  
  Pg. 9, panel 4: That is the exact woman you should marry, Cap.

How would amplified hypnotic vibrations bounce off a shield?

Underwhelming story. The revolution came too suddenly, and there is no denouement to the story. Also, he couldn't search the newspapers that quickly.

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-10-02 09:43:03  
  I've never been much of a fan of Daredevil or Namor, so when I get to their worst issues, I find them especially painful.

For Spider-man, Thor, and Captain America, I've always liked them, and even bad issues of them are entertaining.

Except this one. This was dreadful. This seemed more like a Golden Age Batman story than something from 1970.

I suppose if they'd done it over two issues it could have been okay, but the resolution was terrible, and even some of the details (like the wolverine 'jet') were irredeemably dumb. 1 Star

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-10-12 14:39:18  
  Marvel Comics apparently only fears one thing...carnies. We have Daredevil fighting in a carnival, this story and apparently somewhere along the line, Thor is meeting up with our old friends, the Circus of Crime. Bah!

One Star.

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   February 3, 2018 TStarnes Added Captain America[appost]s Shield listing.
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   February 3, 2018 TStarnes Added Daily Bugle to the issue.
   October 8, 2017 fragsel Added Aces Wilde to the issue.
   January 19, 2014 Robareid Updated the listing for Tony Stark.
   January 19, 2014 Robareid Updated the listing for J. Jonah Jameson.
   September 10, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Jasper Sitwell.
   September 10, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Dum Dum Dugan.
   September 10, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Nick Fury.
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