CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) (#100-454) (MARVEL) #389 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Captain America #389
"Pageant of Power - the Superia Strategem Part Three of Six" is written by Mark Gruenwald with art by Rik Levins and Danny Bulanadi. Cover art is by Ron Lim. Writer Gruenwald put Cap through some pretty bizarre plotlines during his run on the title (does anyone remember CapWolf? Could anyone forget?). But this idea is perhaps his most inspired: a cruise liner filled to the brim with spandex and bikini-clad female super-villains, each trying to out-evil the other and look really hot in the process. Our action picks up with Captain America temporarily knocked out and sinking underwater while his partner, the wise-cracking Paladin, tries to survive the onslaught of Moonstone and Blackbird.

Meanwhile, Cap's newest romance, the ex-criminal known as Diamondback, has been thrown overboard from the ship by Snapdragon. Diamondback's only true allies on the ship, the Asp and Black Mamba, help her recover after she's fished out of the water. But Diamondback swears her adventuring days are over. Is this the end of Bad Girls Inc.? It all comes to a head as Cap and Paladin, after surviving their brush with death at sea, finally reach the cruise liner and find an exhibition of super-villainesses. As the leggy lethal ladies demonstrate their powers, one of them discovers our heroes and their leader Dr. Nightshade orders their murder! Plus, a Red Skull solo adventure: "Kidnapped" (written by Gruenwald and drawn by Larry Alexander and Bud La Rosa). The Skull is helpless before the champion of the new Germany - Hauptmann Deutschland!

GCD Data

Title: Pageant of Power

Featuring: Captain America

Credits: Mark Gruenwald (Script), Rik Levins (Pencils), Danny Bulanadi (Inks), Christie Scheele (Colors), Joe Rosen (Letters).

Title: Kidnaped

Featuring: Red Skull

Credits: Mark Gruenwald (Script), Larry Alexander (Pencils), Bud LaRosa (Inks), Kevin Tinsley (Colors), Liz Higgins (Letters).

Comic Creator Database

Publisher: MarvelTitle: CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) (#100-454) (MARVEL)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
389 (3.00) (6.00) (9.00) 15.25 23.00 30.00


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