Captain America #103, 1968

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All month-long I’ll be spotlighting the work of Jack Kirby, and the last post showed his awesomeness on the Fantastic Four. Honestly though, I loved his run on Captain America just as much! He made Steve look very handsome, and Sharon Carter was very sexy in her panels as well! In this specific issue, Steve and Sharon are trying to enjoy a quiet evening out on the town, but suddenly, their dance is interrupted by some of the Red Skull’s henchmen. They use knockout gas on Steve (not realizing it’s Captain America), and kidnap Sharon. The Skull wants to lure Cap to his island base, where he can destroy him for good!

Cap fights his way through the Skull’s minions (no, not the ones from Despicable Me), and he finds Sharon, chained up in a cell. He frees her, but then must face the Skull and his generals. Cap manages to escape with Sharon, but the Skull is confident that he wont get far. The Skull holds a detonator in his hands, and prepares to hit the switch! Will Cap and Sharon survive? I hope you enjoy my Kirby tribute this month, and rest assured, it’ll stay at this height for the month! See you in three days!

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5 comments on “Captain America #103, 1968

  1. Mark D. White quotes part of this issue in his book Virtues of Captain America : Modern-Day Lessons on Character from a World War II Superhero. The quote begins “A myth, is it? Then America herself is a myth – as are liberty, and justice – and faith! Myths that free men everywhere, are wiling to die for!” I am interested in getting some context for the quote. Do you have scans of the rest of the issue, or even the page that contains this quote? Thanks.

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