In honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Captain America this month, we’re doing a countdown of your favorite Captain America stories of all-time.
You all voted, now here are the results of what you chose as the 75 Greatest Captain America Stories!
35. “Justice is Served” Captain America #318-320
This three-parter ended the long-running Scourge of the Underworld storyline that Mark Gruenwald was pushing throughout the Marvel Universe, as a mysterious villain was going around killing minor supervillains. It came to a head in Captain America #319 when the Scourge killed a whole bar filled of villains…
Cap eventually takes down the Scourge, but not before leaving it open as to whether the Scourge was working alone!
34. “What If…Captain Americs Were Revived Today?” What If…? #44 (Volume 1)
Peter B. Gillis delivered quite a yarn here (with great Sal Buscema and Dave Simons artwork) of what happens when Cap is not rescued by the Avengers (and then without him joining, they break up) and instead, the 1950s Captain America and Bucky are revived and everyone thinks that THEY’Re the real Cap. They slowly turn America into a fascist state so that when the REAL Captain America is finally revived, he can’t believe what has happened to his country. He joins a resistance group that involves Nick Fury, Spider-Man and Sam Wilson and he takes the fight to the evil Cap…
Awesome page, right? One of the all-time great What If…? stories.
33. “Serpents of the World Unite!” #310-315
The Serpent Society was part of Mark Gruenwald’s attempts to expand Captain America’s Rogues Gallery. Gruenwald took a few existing snake-themed villains and introduced a bunch of new ones for a new team that worked like a trade union for villains…well…snake-themed villains, at least…
The Serpent Society became recurring foes of Cap throughout Gruenwald’s run and one of their members, Diamondback, became Cap’s main love interest. In fact, the Serpent Society became such a major part of the book that they eventually got their own subplots, as if they were more supporting characters than actual villains.
Go to the next page for #32-31!
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