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Leila Taylor

Appearing in "The Badge and the Betrayal!"

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Synopsis for "The Badge and the Betrayal!"

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Solicit Synopsis

A special landmark issue as Cap begins a brand new life! Lee and Romita at their greatest! Cap at the crossroads! And - what of the Falcon?


  • Mortellaro is uncredited.
  • The Falcon introduces his new "Hawk Hook" this issue. The grappling device propelled from his right gauntlet allows him to swing from rooftop to rooftop. He will continue to use this device until he receives "wings" in Captain America #170.
  • Sgt. Muldoon is introduced in this issue. He is a police sergeant who berates Steve Rogers similarly as Sgt. Mike Duffy did during World War II. Muldoon will be a recurring character until Captain America #159.
  • From John Romita Sr.: Muldoon is a update for Sgt. Duffy. Romita used Jack Kirby as the model for the character. From: Alter Ego, Vol 3, Vol 1 35 (2004).
  • This issue features a letters page, Let's Rap With Cap. Letters are published from James C. Fish, Nils Osmar, and Jim Haney. This issue also features an advertisement for Iron Man #39.
  • As seen on page one, this issue is Story #624Z.

  • This is the 1st Appearance of Captain America Steve Rogers as Rookie New York Police Officer. Later in issue # 157, it is revealed that Police Officer Rogers works in the 3rd Precinct in Manhattan. As seen when Sgt. Muldoon enters through the front door of his Precinct to talk to his Captain, the writing on the glass door Captain America #157.
  • During his time as an NYPD Police Officer, Steve Rogers while undercover worked the stages of a police officer, foot, then remote motor patrol. Each Police Officer gets a designated Shield #. Its never shown what his badge number is. However, in issue # 600, when Captain America was killed, his personal effects were being auctioned off. One of his items was his NYPD Police Officer Badge. The badge was purchased by a Sergeant who is shown in a flashback as a rookie officer who worked with Rogers. Towards the end, you see Rogers badge is framed and displayed on his desk. If you look closely, you can see the designated shield # is 459 Captain America #600.

See Also

Links and References

  • The Grand Comics Database: Captain America Vol 1 139 [1]