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Appearing in "Captain America"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #59.

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Synopsis for "Captain America"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #59.

Alone on monitor duty at Avengers Mansion, Captain America dismisses Jarvis the butler for the night so he can spend a quiet evening reminiscing over a scrapbook of World War 2 photos. However, Jarvis is abducted by thugs who are employed by a criminal named Bull. Bull has learned that Captain America is the only Avenger at the mansion, and he plans to break in and steal the mansion's many devices and secrets.

Leading an army of thugs with advanced weaponry, Bull and his cohorts attack Captain America, believing that he will make an easy target, since he has no super powers. Interrupted from his reminiscence (and mourning the loss of his World War 2 partner, Bucky) Cap easily makes short work of Bull and his men and turns them over to police.

Appearing in "The Army of Assassins Strikes!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #60.

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Synopsis for "The Army of Assassins Strikes!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #60.
Quote1 Go now, my army of assassins! You must not fail, or else you shall uncur the wrath of--Zemo! Quote2
--Baron Zemo

In South America, Baron Zemo has his newly gathered Army of Assassins fight a fake Captain America for one final test before sending them to battle against the real one.

While in the United States, Captain America and Rick Jones are on site for Cap to put on a private exhibition of Cap's athletic prowess to encourage young people to be physically fit. Although they planned a mock battle, the actors helping Cap have been replaced by the Baron's Army of Assassins who attack Cap.

With the help of Rick Jones, Cap manages to fight off the Army of Assassins. Later, Baron Zemo checks in with his video screen to see if his Assassin's have defeated Cap. But as soon as he turns his TV on, he sees Cap telling Zemo that Zemo has failed and that he's a coward for not battling him face-to-face. Angered by Cap's taunts, Zemo blasts the screen. With the Assassins taken away by the authorities, Cap vows to Rick that he will someday stop Baron Zemo.

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Appearing in "The Strength of the Sumo!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #61.

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Synopsis for "The Strength of the Sumo!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #61.

Captain America travels to Vietnam and launches a lone attack on an army of Viet Cong troops. After fighting armed guards to a standstill, Captain America tells the commanding officer that he is seeking to barter for the release of a captured American helicopter pilot.

After fighting off the major's two best men, Captain America is taken into the city, where he is reunited with the pilot, Jim Baker, whose brother helped Cap at an E.T.O. back in WWII. But this turns out to be a bit of a trap, as the major summons his general, a giant by the name of Sumo who matches his strength against Captain America.

After a quick battle, Captain America defeats Sumo and he and Jim escape the palace and steal a plane to fly back to the United States.

Appearing in "Break-Out in Cell Block 10!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #62.

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Synopsis for "Break-Out in Cell Block 10!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #62.
Quote1 Take it easy with that gun, fella! If you stole it from the weapons room, it's government property! You're wasting the taxpayer's bullets! Quote2
--Captain America

Putting on a demonstration of his acrobatic abilities for the warden of a prison, Captain America soon finds out that it's all a trap and that the warden and his staff have actually been locked up in cell block 10 and the inmates have taken their place. Stealing Captain America's shield and locking him up with the warden, Captain America breaks out of his cell and fights off the prisoners who are trying to use it to open the magnetically sealed front gate of the prison.

Defeating the break-outs leader, Cap takes back his shield and the warden and his guards take back control of the prison. Later Captain America explains that the crooks were probably trying to use his shield to open the door because it once had magnetic devices built into it they figured might be able to open the door, but that these devices he had recently removed them from his shield. Asking what the code word to open the door was, he's told "Captain America."

Appearing in "The Origin of Captain America!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #63.

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Synopsis for "The Origin of Captain America!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #63.

This story is a retelling of Captain America's origins. In the 1940's young Steve Rogers who was rejected from joining the military because of his frail body. However he is chosen for a top secret project to create the perfect soldier. Given a formula by Dr. Erskine his body is transformed into one of peak efficiency. After Steve Rogers is transformed however, Erskine is killed by a Nazi spy, who in turn is killed by Rogers. Erskine's secret formula would die with him, however Steve Rogers would become Captain America.

The tale would gloss over how Captain America would bust up Nazi spy rings as Captain America, but in his civilian guise he'd pretend to be a bumbling soldier under the command of Sergeant Duffy, and the mentor for his units mascot Bucky Barnes.

Bucky would one night stumble upon Steve changing into Captain America and would convince him to join him in combat as his sidekick, Bucky. Their first mission together would be to break up some Nazi's sneaking into the country and using their own explosives to destroy the submarine they arrived in.

Appearing in "Among Us, Wreckers Dwell!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #64.

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Synopsis for "Among Us, Wreckers Dwell!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #64.

The combo of Omar and Sando have become a popular stage performance, with their ability to not only predict the future, but have it appear in a crystal ball. During a recent show, they predict that an envoy of US tanks would be destroyed, a prediction that apparently comes true.

This catches that attention of Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes who decide to investigate the show further by sneaking back stage. Finding that their refusal to speak to the press curious, they notice that one female reporter manages to sneak into Sando and Omar's dressing room.

Changing into Captain America and Bucky in order to snoop further, they find that all the images are sent to the crystal ball come from a projection booth, realizing the show is a hoax, Cap and Bucky attack Sando and Omar and soon find themselves fighting Nazi spies as well and having to protect the female reporter.

Defeating them all, and learning that Omar was a helpless victim being used by Sando, Captain America also learns that the woman in peril wasn't a reporter at all but a government agent known only as Agent 13. With the enemy agents all rounded up, Captain America and Bucky resume their civilian guises and return back to base.

Appearing in "The Red Skull Strikes!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #65.

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Synopsis for "The Red Skull Strikes!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #65.

One day Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes had dropped off Major Croy, an important officer in the US Army, who sends them back to base even after words of caution from Steve. That night, Croy is attacked by the Red Skull who uses a special gas on him that will make him lose his memory for months.

Investigating the scene of the crime, Rogers and Barnes leave the scene and change into Captain America and Bucky and begin tracking the Major's attacker. Bucky finds himself captured and taken to the Red Skull, however Cap manages to track them down and fight them off until they retreat.

The next morning back in his civilian guise, Steve witnesses the arrival of General Curtis with Mr. Maxon of the Maxon airplane corporation to view the test flight of a new plane. When the plane suddenly crashes, Maxon only cares about the plane and not the pilots lives that were lost in the crash, which arouses Rogers suspicion of him. Figuring that Curtis is next on the Red Skulls list, Captain America and Bucky go to Curtis' home to find the Red Skull there trying to knock out the house keeper. Fighting the Skull, they manage to unmask him and reveal him to be Maxon. Maxon manages to escape, but he leaves his hit list behind, revealing that Captain America and Bucky were next on his list.

Appearing in "The Fantastic Origin of the Red Skull!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #66.

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Synopsis for "The Fantastic Origin of the Red Skull!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #66.

Captured while attempting to sneak into Nazi Germany, Captain America is now the prisoner of his mortal enemy, the evil Red Skull. Reviving Cap, the two talk about how the man named Maxon whom Cap fought last month wasn't really the Red Skull but an impostor.

With this fact cleared up, the Red Skull decides to tell Captain America his life's story:
The young boy who would one day become the Red Skull was an orphan who lived on the streets and had to steal to survive. Finding himself in and out of jail and working as cheap labour, this young man would grow up full of hatred for others. During the rise of the Nazi party to power, the young boy was a bell hop for a hotel. One night, the young bell hop happened to have the opportunity to wait on Adolf Hitler, who was staying there. Realizing the boy's hatred and potential, Hitler took the boy under his wing and trained him to be his greatest soldier, eventually earning the costume and title of the Red Skull. A figure, that even Adolf Hitler would come to fear.

The Skulls story is interrupted when Cap tries to escape, however, the Red Skull easily knocks him down and continues his story.

From there he spoke of how during the early days of the war, he had managed to spread destruction and terror wherever he went. Slowly eliminating all who's ranks were above him until he was second only to Hitler himself.

Finishing his story, the Skull is attacked again by Cap, but suddenly a drug that was administered to him kicks in and Cap passes out. Joined by a Nazi doctor, it is revealed that Cap was given a drug that made his mind a clean slate ready for brain washing. Conditioning him to believe in the Nazi ideal, Captain America is ordered by the Red Skull to seek out and murder the supreme commander of the Allied armies. This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Lest Tyranny Triumph!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #67.

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Synopsis for "Lest Tyranny Triumph!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #67.

Last issue, Captain America was captured by the Red Skull and brainwashed into going to assassinate the Allies' top military leader. Cap leads an army of Nazi soldiers on a training routine before going on their mission.

Meanwhile, Bucky, who was also captured by the Nazi's is about to be executed by a Nazi firing squad, however their guns weren't loaded and it was all a cruel joke, leaving them to wonder when they will really be executed. However, this never happens, as Bucky leads a rebellion which allows the prisoners and himself to get free. Bucky then begins searching around the Nazi base to find Cap.

Elsewhere, the Red Skull has brought Captain America to Hitler to show him that Cap is now fully under his control. Convinced, Hitler then orders an attack on London. Learning of the Nazi's plot, Bucky knocks out a Nazi soldier and takes his place on the plane. Landing in London which is in the midst of an air strike, the Nazi soldiers parachute onto British soil. There, Bucky tries to talk sense into Cap, however, he is taken down by a bunch of Nazi soldiers while Cap is ushered onward. Bucky manages to fight them off and chase after Cap.

Meanwhile, Cap and the Nazi troops make their way the Allied commander's office where Cap pulls a gun to shoot the commander, but pauses. One of the Nazi soldiers then has to force Cap to pull the trigger... This story is continued next issue.

Appearing in "The Sentinel and the Spy!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #68.

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  • Bucky
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Synopsis for "The Sentinel and the Spy!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #68.

Last issue, Captain America -- brainwashed by the Red Skull -- had fought his way to the office of the leader of the Allied forces to assassinate him. However, Cap manages to snap out of his brainwashing before firing the fatal shot, saving the commanders life. With the help of Bucky, Cap manages to defeat the Nazi soldiers before the Allied forces can round them all up.

Word gets back to the Red Skull who has one of his operatives that is in a POW camp initiate a new plan against the Allies. The plan, dubbed "Project Vanish" was implemented by the Skull himself.

At this camp, the chosen soldier orchestrates events so that he is a lone prisoner taken under the care of an army troop for relocation (coincidentally the same troupe that Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes are a part of.) Using hidden gas canisters to escape, the Nazi flees into the woods and finds the cabin which contains the secret weapon that is part of Project Vanish, a disintegration ray.

Attacking the army patrol, Steve Rogers is forced to change into Captain America and battle the foe. However, during the battle the Nazi turns the weapon to full power, causing it to overload and explode injuring both of them. Bucky arrives on the scene and changes Cap back into uniform before Sergeant Duffy can arrive on the scene to have them taken away by medics.

Appearing in "Midnight in Greymoor Castle!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #69.

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Synopsis for "Midnight in Greymoor Castle!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #69.

In a laboratory inside Greymoore Castle, the bitter Dr. Rawlings has been hired by the Nazis to construct a device which would shrink Captain America and his partner Bucky down to microscopic size. Having shown his Nazi employers the success of his invention by testing it on dummies of the two heroes, the Nazi's are pleased. Chastised by his sister for helping out the enemy, the doctor reveals that the reason why he has decided to work for the Nazis is for revenge on the world over the loss of his hand, and the opportunities that passed him by because of his loss of limb.

Elsewhere in Britain, Sgt. Duffy's US military force is stationed and preparing for operations against Nazi opposition on British soil. Among the troop are Steve (Captain America) Rogers and Bucky Barnes. While Steve is on a mission in his civilian guise, their base is attacked by the Nazis, prompting Bucky to change into his costumed guise, however he is captured in combat, and taken to Dr. Rawling's castle.

Elsewhere, Steve's unit is attempting to occupy Nazi-occupied France, and Steve stumbles upon a communications from the Nazis informing the Red Skull that they had captured Bucky and transported him to Greymoore Castle for "disposal". Changing into Captain America, Steve races back to Britain, stealing a lift aboard a Nazi fighter plane. As he races to Greymoore Castle, Rawlings prepares to bathe Bucky in the Z-Ray experiment, ignoring his sister's warnings that the Nazis will eventually betray him.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "If This Be Treason!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #70.

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Synopsis for "If This Be Treason!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #70.
Quote1 Sorry, Katzenjammers! I hate to be shot at! This costume gets awfully drafty with holes in it! Quote2
--Captain America

Continued from last issue... In order to save Bucky from Dr. Rawlings who is about to experiment on the young ward in Greymoore Castle in England, Captain America is forced to steal a Nazi fighter plane to fly from France to Britain and avoid being shot down by his fellow Allies.

Meanwhile, the Nazis return to Greymoore Castle and soon betray Dr. Rawlings in order to use Bucky as bait to kill Captain America. When Cap finally arrives at the castle, the trap is spoiled by Rawlings' sister Celia, who warns Cap. The star spangled hero then battles an army of Nazis wearing medieval armor. Although he gains the upper hand, he and the hostages are knocked out by gas.

While in France, the US army is forced to fall back on their position against the Nazis, when Steve Rogers is unaccounted for Sgt. Duffy believes that Rogers has deserted his post.

While back in England, the Nazis unveil their plot, to launch a V-2 Rocket on British soil in an attempt to destroy the city of London.

This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "... When You Lie Down With Dogs...!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #71.

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Synopsis for "... When You Lie Down With Dogs...!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #71.
Quote1 In a war, Bucky, many people suffer! It isn't necessary to be in the armed forces..to be a casualty! Quote2
--Captain America

Continued from last issue... Captain America, Bucky, Celia & Dr. Rawlings are prisoners of an army of Nazis that are planning to launch a V-2 rocket on British soil from within Greymoore Castle, targeted at London in hopes of destroying the Allies leader.


Being taken to their cells, Captain America and Bucky manage to break free and rescue Celia. The three go to rescue her brother, Dr. Rawlings, who helped the Nazis and now has become their prisoner as well because he had served their purpose. However, in freeing Rawlings, his sister inhales a lethal dose of gas and dies.


When stopping the Nazi leader from launching the rocket, Rawlings sacrifices his life to stop the Nazis, and Greymoore Castle is destroyed as well. Meanwhile back in France, the attack on Nazi forces there were turned back by Sgt. Duffy's squad, even though they believed that Steve Rogers had deserted them.

Appearing in "The Sleeper Shall Awake!"

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Tales of Suspense #72.

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Synopsis for "The Sleeper Shall Awake!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #72.

Captain America has just finished telling his fellow Avengers (Quicksilver, Hawkeye, and the Scarlet Witch) of his World War 2 adventure in Greymoore Castle, tieing up all the loose ends of that tale for them before retiring for the night.

That evening, Cap's memories drift back to World War 2 and to his final battle against the Red Skull where the Skull had supposedly died in an cave in of his secret bunker, but not before warning Cap about "Der Tag" (German for "the day"): A date 20 years after the wars end where three Nazi sleeper agents would be awaken to start the Third Reicht once more.

Realizing that he thought of this because this date is actually coming to pass, Cap recalls a metal box he took from the Red Skull during that battle. Recovering it, he finds inside a list naming the three Nazi sleeper agents.

In Gortmund, where the first of these sleepers are supposed to be, Von Kimmer has hired men to release the first of three Sleeper robots from an artificial boulder covering a hole in the hill. After the rush of air activates the Sleeper, it begins smashing it's way across the Bavarian country side. Captain America arrives just in time to see the robot smash through a village.

Attempting to stop the giant robot, Cap soon finds his weapons and skill have no effect on the giant robot. Cap ends up following the robot, while elsewhere in the town of Telbeck, the second agent, Erica Wolfmann, is arranging to have the second Sleeper robot reactivated. This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "Where Walks the Sleeper!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #73.

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Synopsis for "Where Walks the Sleeper!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #73.
Continued from last issue...
Tales of Suspense Vol 1 73 021
While Captain America follows the first of three Sleeper robots awoken by Nazi sleeper Agents, the second one (a giant manta-shaped flying machine) is awoken in the town of Telbeck by the second sleeper agent, who is killed in the explosion that frees the second Sleeper. After trying to stop the second Sleeper, he finds it also is impervious to his attacks. Cap then instead opts to hitch a ride on the flying machine as it combines with the first Sleeper robot and flies off to meet the third and final Sleeper.

As Captain America is forced to jump off the flying combination of the first and second sleeper due to an attack by NATO aircraft, the third sleeper agent secures the device needed to awake the third and final Sleeper robot.

Appearing in "The Final Sleep"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #74.

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Synopsis for "The Final Sleep"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #74.
Quote1 You! Did you blow your stack, man? If you wanted to see me, why didn't you say so? Quote2
--General Logan

Continued from last issue... Captain America has been attempting to stop two Sleeper robots from reaching a third Sleeper that has just been activated. Along the way he was forced to jump off the flying Sleepers when they came under the attack by NATO air planes.

At the NATO base, Cap explains his situation and is released by General Logan, and Cap begins working with NATO to try and find a way to destroy the robots. Meanwhile, the Sleepers have found their third counterpart: a giant head in the shape of the Red Skull.

With this final device, it plots a course to the North Pole where it is programmed to fire a blast deep into the planets core and cause the entire Earth to explode. Being flown to the spot, Cap is dropped down on the third Sleeper with a flame thrower which he uses to damage the device causing it to crash into the ocean and explode, saving the world from destruction.

Appearing in "30 Minutes to Live!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #75.

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Synopsis for "30 Minutes to Live!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #75.

Continued from last issue... Captain America has successfully destroyed the three Sleeper robots reactivated by Nazi sleeper agents. As Cap plummets into the ocean, in New York City, a secret group plots to get a highly explosive chemical called "Inferno 42" which is in the possession of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Meanwhile, Cap is rescued by some Navy men and is brought back home, where he reflects on his past and laments over the loss of his partner Bucky, and how out of time he feels after being in suspended animation for so long. Assuming his civilian guise he spots a woman whom he seems to recall from his World War 2 days. While trying to figure if it's really the mysterious woman from his past or not, he notices somebody bumping into her and doing a switch with the package she is carrying for an identical one.

Cap soon finds himself caught up in the middle of the S.H.I.E.L.D. plan to secretly transport Inferno 42 through New York City, and his interference has alerted the evil scientists hired man: Batroc the Leaper, onto the switch up. However, while clashing with Captain America when trying to get the woman's package, the two accidentally crack the canister causing the Inferno 42 inside to become active. The woman however manages to make her escape while the two men fight it out.

Informing Cap that the device could destroy all of New York, the two race after her to get it back.. This story is continued next issue...

Appearing in "The Gladiator, The Girl, and The Glory!"

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Tales of Suspense #76.

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Synopsis for "The Gladiator, The Girl, and The Glory!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #76.
Quote1 But, you're not threatening a helpless girl now, Batroc!! I've battled men with all sorts of powers in my time--Next to some of them, you're just a joke! But--I'm not laughing! Quote2
--Captain America

Continued from last issue... Captain America has got himself involved in the a SHIELD operation to exchange the volatile chemical Inferno 42 which has gotten him into conflict with Batroc the Leaper, who seeks to obtain the chemical for his employers. During their combat, they've accidentally exposed the chemical to the air causing it to become active, and the female SHIELD agent (who resembles somebody from Cap's past) has run off with it, unaware that it will soon explode with enough force to destroy all of New York City.

During her escape, the girl is soon weakened from exposure to Inferno 42, and Batroc and Cap manage to catch up to her. Batroc and Cap fight it out over possession of the chemical, and Batroc manages to obtain it himself. However when he brings it back to his employers who encase the cylinder in a container that would make it dormant again, Cap arrives and battles Batroc to the point where Batroc and his employers make a grand escape.

Rushing back to the girl, he finds that she is being carried away in an ambulance for treatment, where she tells Cap that their mission was a success because while Cap and Batroc were fighting, she managed to switch the cylinder of Inferno 42 with a fake.

Appearing in "If a Hostage Should Die!"

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Tales of Suspense #77.

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Synopsis for "If a Hostage Should Die!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #77.

While watching a documentary of his aid in liberating Nazi occupied France in World War 2, some of the footage causes Cap to think about the mysterious woman whom he had loved back then.

Recalling back to his time in Nazi occupied France, Captain America was battling Nazis when he met the girl as she was leading a band of French resistance fighters.

Having to part on their separate missions, the girl and her resistance fighters get captured by the Nazis, something that Cap finds out while fighting a different battle and rushes to her aid. There, he is told he was too late to save her, and single handedly defeats the Nazis in the camp. When victorious, it becomes apparent that Captain America helped free France from Nazi control and is carried off by the victors as a hero, even though he is trying to break away to search for the girl, little knowing that she is watching the whole spectacle. Unfortunately, the shell blast made her lose her memory so she walks off into the shadows.

Finishing his recollection, Cap laments over the fact that he never learned the true fate of his mysterious blond romance.

Appearing in "THEM!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #78.

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Synopsis for "THEM!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #78.

Captain America's training in the Avengers Mansion is interrupted by the arrival of Nick Fury, of SHIELD. Fury has arrived to show Cap a miniaturized brain that SHIELD had taken from enemies, the organization known as "Them". As Fury briefs Captain America on the possibility that Them would be be able to create an artificial man, they are attacked by just such a creature when it phases through the wall of Avengers Mansion.

Battling the artificial man, they find that it utilizes different chemicals as weapons and work together to defeat it when Fury is able to drop a knock out drop down the artificial man's mouth causing it to pass out. However, before they can do anything else, the artificial man then self destructs, leaving no evidence behind.

After the encounter, Captain America explains that he'd been trying to contact Fury for some time to join up SHIELD, but decides against making his offer again because he has made a commitment to the Avengers. Fury, however leaves Captain America a SHIELD A-1 priority card should he ever need SHIELD's help in a future mission.

Appearing in "The Red Skull Lives!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #79.

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  • New York City
    • unamed power station
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Synopsis for "The Red Skull Lives!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #79.

One day Captain America sees a group of costumed soldiers on the street of New York and tries to stop them from getting away. Unfortunately for Cap, nobody sees them but himself and they manage to get away leaving the crowd to think that Cap has gone crazy. This is far from the truth, as it turns out that they are operatives of the Red Skull who were using a hypnotic device that makes them appear invisible to everyone but Captain America, in an attempt to turn the public against Cap.

The Red Skull recalls how he and his men were put in suspended animation by a gas that leaked into their bunker as it was destroyed during the final days of World War 2 and how they would later be revived by the scientists of AIM (formally known as "Them") and that they plan to continue their attacks to make the public distrust Cap, and to make Cap question his own sanity.

Meanwhile, Captain America has sought out the help of a psychiatrist when he is attacked once again by the Skull's men, whom the doctor does not see, and blames Cap for going berserk in his office. While the Skull sends his men on yet another mission, the scientists of AIM have just finished constructing a device called the Cosmic Cube for the Red Skull.

When the Skulls men attack Captain America again, they find him ready for them and he overpowers them, and surprisingly the public can see his attackers. When Cap finds out that his arch-nemesis has returned, he reveals that he caught onto their use of a hypnotic device and used a invention of SHEILD to jam it from being used. With the Skulls goons defeated, Cap vows to stop the Red Skull.. This story is continued next issue.

Appearing in "He Who Holds the Cosmic Cube!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #80.

Featured Characters:

Villains

  • AIM deserter
  • Keeper of the Cosmic Cube

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Vehicles:

  • AIM Jet Fighter
  • SHIELD Jet Fighter

Synopsis for "He Who Holds the Cosmic Cube!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #80.
Quote1 The way he ignores me--as though he is beyond any harm!! And, no wonder! With that cube in his hand, he only to think of something--and it happens! He's no longer merely a dangerous foe--to all intents and purposes, the man who is slowly turning towards me now has become--invincible!! Quote2
--Captain America

Seeing an airplane explode and it's escape capsule crash into New York harbor, Captain America springs to the rescue to find that the pilot is a member of AIM. On the brink of death, the agent tells Captain America that they had created the Cosmic Cube, and that they were betrayed by the Red Skull.

Meanwhile, we find that the Skull has begun taking control of various key members of AIM with neural devices in order to obtain the Cosmic Cube for his own use. Tracking the Skull to AIM's island base, Cap arrives to late too stop the AIM agent under the Skulls control from handing the Cube over to his arch-foe and granting him the power to change reality.

Appearing in "The Red Skull Supreme!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #81.

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Locations:

  • Red Skull's Island Stronghold (Destroyed)

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Synopsis for "The Red Skull Supreme!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales of Suspense #81.

Continued from last issue... The Red Skull now has in his possession the Cosmic Cube, a device created by AIM that would allow it's user to shape reality to their whims, and the only person to stop the Skull from using it is his arch nemesis Captain America.

Cap's first attack is easily defended, and the Skull tells Cap how after he destroys his old foe he will use the cube to make the entire human race his slave and then root out the weak in order to create an army of the strongest people on the planet to launch war against the rest of the universe.

The Skull then creates a humanoid out of the islands very soil and sets it to attack Captain America until he grows tired and sends the creature into limbo. When he is about to do the same thing to Captain America himself, Cap tricks the Skull into sparing him by convincing him that the greatest victory would have his greatest foe, humbled and subservient to nobody but the Skull.

Finding this idea appealing, the Skull accepts and then creates himself a suit of knightly armor to match his perceived destiny to be king of the world. When "knighting" Captain America, Cap uses it as the perfect opportunity to catch the Skull off guard and knock the cube out of his grasp. During their fight to get the cube back the Skull uses it to try and destroy Cap by tearing the island apart. However in the scuffle Cap manages to knock the cube out of Skull's hand making it lost at sea and the Skull falls in right after it, the weight of his armor dragging him to the ocean floor. Cap survives the experience, presuming that the Skull had died, as for the cube, it is lost at the bottom of the sea.

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Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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