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1168: Captain America #131 (v1)

" Bucky Reborn "
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Captain America #131 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Marie Severin, Joe Sinnott
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Dick Ayers
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: November 1970
Release Date: August 1970
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 338                 Times Rated: 204
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Captain America #129 (v1)
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The Hood attempts to must lure the World War II hero into a trap, which involves capturing a man that is strikingly similar to Bucky Barnes and who has amnesia. When Cap learns of this, he rushes headlong for the Hood's hideout.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Captain America #130 (v1). Captain America next appears in Captain America #132 (v1).
Supporting Characters
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Bucky in the mainstream continuity. Bucky next appears in Captain America #132 (v1).
  Baron von Strucker
Baron von Strucker last appeared in Captain America #130 (v1). Baron von Strucker next appears in Captain America #132 (v1).
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Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Captain America #130 (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Captain America #132 (v1).
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Issue Review
   September 12, 2014
This may be the most tired of all comic cliches - to bring back a dead soul. Again. And then kill him. Again. Especially a character like Bucky, who was so iconic in Cap's origins.

This time - not sure if it's better or worse - but Bucky comes back as an amnesia patient - who just happens to take on extreme gymnast capabilities - and then is revived, of course, by Baron Strucker, and ex-Nazi. Excuse me. Current Nazi. Who then takes up the tale.

For tired stories, it isn't the worst Captain America story I have ever read. Compared to other Cap stories, it's better. Compared to a decent comic, it's recyclable. Like trash it.
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  rubixcube60 Says:    
  2012-11-07 13:44:13  
  I love this cover. Looks like something straight out of the golden age.  

  juanito Says:    
  2013-03-23 10:22:11  
  Baron Strucker - the MASTER OF WEAPONS! And what's he coming up with? A crossbow, a flail and a spear. Greetings from medieval past! Now I understand why the Nazis lost the War.  

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-06-01 11:24:59  
  Bucky back from the dead, Nazi supervillain, overcomplex method of execution, amnesia, this issue hit all the bad plot points they could find.  

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2013-07-10 01:58:17  
  Art is more of the same swooshy Colan, yuk. But the story is actually very good, especially if you know the future to some degree. The surprise criminal wasn't a huge surprise, but a surprise, nonetheless. This story could have played out over a much longer arc...I suppose it does. As always there are silly plot twists and questionable happenings, but that's to be expected. The script was typical CA from the time. (3)  

  imeco Says:    
  2013-07-23 06:01:47  
  Didn't the Red Skull already attempt a plot similar to this one?  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-27 07:44:27  
  Why doesn't the "master of weapons" just shoot Cap with one of those weapons. Instead he builds a large clock face death device that gives Cap & 'Bucky' time to get him free.
Just when Cap seems to be getting a grip and enjoying life, somebody throws another 'Bucky' at him. I figure another deep depression is coming after the reveal on this pretend sidekick.

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-06-03 02:04:56  
  Could have been 3 stars without the clock and cheesy weapons.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-11-10 16:27:49  
  Cheesy, too short... Yet I enjoyed it. I kept turning the pages hoping Bucky would snap out of it. I hope this is the real Bucky...  

  Anonymous Says:    
  2014-12-09 08:51:46  
  Here is a tip if you want to kill him Strucker, don't use rediculously outdated weapons.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-26 09:51:25  
  All of these Bucky stories are creepy as hell.  

  phogbear Says:    
  2015-07-01 11:45:04  
  Loved the giant clock! Reminds me of the props that Bill Finger used in the Batman stories.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-11-27 18:08:35  
  2 stars for the return of Bucky and the Baron!!!

Logistics - So, if the Hood lived in San Fran; why bother with a small college last issue? It was somewhere between the West Coast and the Midwest. Why not cause trouble at nearby Berkeley??

Flesh Wound - So, I guess Baron Strucker got better after falling into an atomic reactor...(ST #158)

'Nuff Said - "I am Bucky Barnes!"-Ducky Darnes...DOH!

  ClownShoes @ Locust75 (original post):    
  2016-06-17 12:08:38  
  'Nuff Said honorable mention - "Bucky wouldn't just lie there -- no matter what!"  

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-11-22 04:43:16  
  I was hoping the Hood would be Baron Zemo - he would remove his hood to reveal...ANOTHER HOOD!!  

  JimboJangles Says:    
  2016-12-24 05:59:37  
  Fake Bucky is so gullible saying "I'll go anywhere ... anywhere!" If I had amnesia and some dude was saying to come to his place and he'd tell me who I am, I'd be thinking "well, I must've also been an idiot before I lost my memory."  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-01-06 12:48:44  
  Finally, we have a worthwhile foe for Cap who isn't the Numb Skull. Speaking of which, won't the Skull be surprised that somebody used him. How dare Strucker!

Never mind the so-called Golden Age elements in the story; it was a fun little yarn. Some of the better stories involving Cap since his resurrection entail screwing with his mind, be it through Bucky, Sharon, or whatever. It puts a level of intrigue in the otherwise all-action series. Granted, this isn't all that great, but it's a step up from the past few issues.

3 stars. Looking forward to the eventual reveal.

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-08-23 16:19:28  
  It is very convenient that he could find someone who looks exactly like Bucky did and has amnesia. Do they really let amnesiacs wander about the city? Shouldn't there be some sort of social support network between the hospitals and social services?  

  Saithrenslot Says:    
  2017-09-15 20:53:50  
  Yay. Let's all gather around a watch Marvel beat it's favourite dead horse: Bucky Barns...

The best part about this is that the evil Baron was driven to wear a tissue over his head. Evil.

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-10-08 12:20:26  
  "I am Groot, er, uh, Bucky Barnes!"

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   February 3, 2018 TStarnes Added Captain America[appost]s Shield listing.
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   October 15, 2017 fragsel Added Bucky to the issue.
   May 4, 2015 sewixo Changed comic details.
   August 3, 2014 fragsel Added Baron von Strucker to the issue.
   August 3, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Baron von Strucker.
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