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Quote1 That is the last lie you are going to tell about me! THE LAST LIE! Quote2
Captain America

Appearing in "Before the Dawn!"

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Synopsis for "Before the Dawn!"

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  • Redwing doesn't appear in this story
  • This issue contains a Series "A" Marvel Value Stamp: Vol 1 77 - The Swordsman
  • This issue is the trade paperback Secret Empire.


  • This tale of a high ranking governement official involved in a villainous plot closely paralells the timeline of Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal. So much so that the letters page attempts to distance itself from that ongoing scandal by noting this plotline started development a year prior in Captain America #163. According to writer, Steve Englehart, his intention was for Number One to be then president Richard Nixon.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Let's Rap With Cap. Letters are published from Rick Keefe, Alan Markowitz, David J. Belles, Mike Cruden, and Charles Boatner.
  • The letters page also contians a ad for 35 Cent priced Giant-Size Super-Teams Vol 1 1 featuring the Defenders. This issue was never published. This story was apprently presented in the 50 Cent Giant-Size Defenders #1. The ad tells that this story will be all new, but Giant-Size Defenders #1 has four reprint stories.

See Also

Links and References

  • The Unoffical Marvel Value Stamps Site [1]
  • The Grand Comics Database: Captain America Vol 1 175 [2]
  • Grand Comics Database: Captain America Covers [3]