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Captain America
# 247-255



July 1980
Captain America # 247: "By the Dawn's Early Light!"  
Writer: Roger Stern/John Byrne 
Penciller: John Byrne 
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Cap meets up with SHIELD to learn more about his past and they turn up his old army footlocker which triggers flashbacks about false memories being implanted during the war as security precautions. Meanwhile, Strucker escapes from prison with Fury as his prisoner and takes on Cap. Cap, with a bit of help from Fury defeats Strucker, but it turns out that he's an incredibly sophisticated robot.


August 1980
Captain America # 248: "Dragon Man!"  
Writer: Roger Stern/John Byrne 
Penciller: John Byrne 
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis: 
Strucker's robot body destroys itself before revealing the Machinesmith as the mastermind behind this recent ploy. The Machinesmith turns his attention to Dragon Man who he sends after Cap. Cap does his best against the Dragon Man, but he's simply too powerful. 


September 1980
Captain America # 249: "Death, Where is Thy Sting?" 
Writer: Roger Stern/John Byrne 
Penciller: John Byrne 
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Cap stays alive and destroys the gismo controlling Dragon Man. He follows Dragon Man back to the Machinesmith's secret base and runs the gauntlet against his small army of robots. Cap finally destroys the main computer controlling all the robots only to learn that the Machinesmith's consciousness was in that computer. However, the Machinesmith used Cap to help him end his painful existence as a robot.


October 1980
Captain America # 250: "Cap for President!" 
Writer: Roger Stern/John Byrne 
Penciller: John Byrne 
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Rescuing politicians from a terrorist attacks brings Cap to the attention of a small political party who wants him to run for president. Cap thinks about it, but finds that his political party has jumped the gun and announced that he is now a presidential candidate. After some soul-searching, Cap holds a press conference to announce that he cannot run for president.


November 1980
Captain America # 251: "The Mercenary and the Madman" 
Writer: Roger Stern 
Penciller: John Byrne 
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis: 
Batroc frees Hyde from prison and is tricked into joining him. They hijack a Roxxon oil tanker and demand a billion dollars and Cap as a hostage. Cap tries to catch them by surprise but he is defeated.


December 1980
Captain America # 252: "Cold Fear" 
Writer: Roger Stern 
Penciller: John Byrne 
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis: 
Cap frees himself with a bit of help from Batroc, who is disillusioned with Hyde. Batroc turns against Hyde and with Cap's help they are able to stop him. Batroc almost gets away with the billion dollars by Cap catches up with him.


January 1981
Captain America # 253: "Should Old Acquaintance Be Forget" 
Writer: Roger Stern/John Byrne 
Penciller: John Byrne 
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Lord Falsworth (the original Union Jack) summons Cap to Britain to investigate a rash of murders he believes to be the work of Baron Blood. Cap confirms that Blood is on the loose. Blood attacks with his sights set on Cap.


February 1981
Captain America # 254: "Blood on the Moors " 
Writer: Roger Stern/John Byrne 
Penciller: John Byrne 
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Blood fails to kill Cap but escapes. They hunt Blood down and trick him. Union Jack III and Cap destroy Blood. Lord Falsworth dies while the remains of his brother are burnt. 

Jay's Notes: 

  • First appearance of Union Jack III.


March 1981
Captain America # 255: "The Living Legend" 
Writer: Roger Stern/John Byrne 
Penciller: John Byrne 
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis: 
A retelling of Cap's origin and his first adventures against Nazi forces inside America.

Jay's Notes: 

  • Cover by Frank Miller.

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