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Captain America
# 100-111,113


Captain America # 100: "This Monster Unmasked!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Syd Shores
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Zemo's solar ray is destroyed by Agent 13, who has infiltrated Zemo's operation. Cap and Black Panther use the distraction to free themselves. They battle and defeat the Destroyer. They also reveal that Zemo isn't the real Zemo, but rather his former pilot. 

Jay' Notes:

  • Continued from Tales of Suspense #99.

Captain America # 101: "When Wakes the Sleeper!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Syd Shores
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Cap is hot on the trail of a Nazi war criminal. The Nazi delivers the key to awaken the Final Sleeper to the Red Skull. Cap is captured but he escapes as the Final Sleeper destroys Skull island.

Captain America # 102: "The Sleeper Strikes!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Syd Shores
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Cap prepares to go out after the Sleeper but has to fend off an assassination attempt with a bit of help from Agent 13. Together, they battle through the Red Skull's Exiles, to get to the Sleeper. Cap is unable to stop the Sleeper but Agent 13 deactivates the robot.

Captain America # 103: "The Weakest Link!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Syd Shores
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
The Red Skull's thugs kidnap Agent 13. Cap makes a desperate rescue attempt, but falls at the hands of the Skull. The RedSkull attaches a nuclear strip to Cap's neck and puts him in with Agent 13. They are "allowed" to escape.

Captain America # 104: "Slave of the Skull" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Dan Adkins
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
The Red Skull forces Cap to return to Exile island and he has to battle through a barrage of Red Skull's assassins. S.H.I.E.L.D. deactivates the Red Skull's weapon and they attack the island. The Red Skull and his assassins flee.

Captain America # 105: "In the Name of Batroc!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Dan Adkins
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Batroc recruits the Swordsman and the Living Laser to recover a deadly weapon hidden in New York City. Cap is recruited for the same mission by the US army. Cap battles the Swordsman and the Living Laser, and defeats them. He catches up to Batroc and convinces him to let Cap defuse the weapon.

Captain America # 106: "Cap Goes Wild!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis:
Cap fails to stop a group of Asian commandoes who flee with the plans for S.H.E.I.L.D.'s LMDs. Meanwhile, a film producer, with an ill brother, is hired to draw Cap's interest. Cap arrives and battles an LMD of himself. The battle turns in the favor of the LMD, but the producer's brother intervenes and saves Cap. 

Captain America # 107: "If the Past Be Not Dead..." 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Syd Shores
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Cap is haunted by Bucky's death and he seeks psychological help from Dr. Faustus. However, Dr. Faustus has his own agenda and toys with Cap's mental health putting him through traumatizing hallucinations. Cap catches on and captures Dr. Faustus.

Captain America # 108: "The Snares of the Trapster!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Syd Shores
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis:
Cap is recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. to rescue Sharon (Agent 13) Carter from the clutches of the Trapster. Cap survives the Trapster's death traps and defeats him. He rescues Sharon who turns out to be an Life Model Decoy and he learns that he was used to get vital information from the Trapster.

Captain America # 109: "The Hero That Was" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jack Kirby 
Inker: Syd Shores
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Cap reminisces with Nick Fury about his past and origin: how the super soldier serum transformed him into fighting machine he is, how Prof. Reinstein was brutally gunned down by a Nazi spy, and how Bucky Barnes discovered his secret identity and became his sidekick.

Captain America # 110: "No Longer Alone!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jim Steranko 
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis:
Cap has a run in with the Hulk and Rick Jones is injured. After recovering, Rick convinces Cap to let him become the new Bucky. Together, they foil a plot by Hydra to contaminate the water supply.

Captain America # 111: "Tomorrow You Live ... Tonight I Die!" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jim Steranko 
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
Cap survives a Hydra assassination attempt. He then spends some time training Rick. Rick is kidnapped by Hydra and used to bait Cap. However, Rick escapes in time to witness the appearant demise of Cap at the hands of Hydra agents. Also, a mask with the features of Steve Rogers is discovered.


Captain America # 112 was a fill-in issue.

Captain America # 113: "The Strange Death of Captain America" 
Writer: Stan Lee 
Penciller: Jim Steranko 
Inker: Tom Palmer
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
The world is in shock over the death of Captain America and that apparently Steve Rogers wasn't his secret identity. Hydra cleverly uses Cap's funeral as an opportunity to capture Nick Fury and the Avengers. However, Cap triumphantly returns and with Bucky's help defeats Hydra. Cap reveals that his death was a ploy to restore his secret identity.

Jay's Notes:

  • Origin of Madame Hydra. Avengers appearance.

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