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!
45. "If This Be...MODOK!" Tales of Suspense #92-94
This excellent action-packed adventure by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott pit Captain America and Sharon Carter against Advanced Ideas Mechanics (AIM), who are introducing their new leader, MODOK, one of the most Kirby-esque creations of all-time!
So freakin' cool.
44. "Streets of Poison" Captain America #372-378
In this long storyline by Mark Gruenwald, Ron Lim and Danny Bulanadi, that ran bi-weekly in Cap's book in 1990, Captain America is fighting against drug dealers when he is accidentally dosed with a new drug, "Ice," which basically drives him nuts. The only way to save him from the new drug is to take out all of his blood, including all of the super soldier serum inside his blood! So Cap would be cured, but would no longer be a Super Soldier (Mark Gruenwald quickly realized that that did not work, so he quickly retconned his own story). He then tried to prove that he could be an effective hero even WITHOUT the drugs in his system...
The series also was about Kingpin and Red Skull fighting over property. Some cool Bullseye stuff. Does anyone have a citation to prove that Gruenwald decided that they had given Frank Miller enough time to finish Elektra Returns so he just decided to use Bullseye? A few people told me that, but I have yet to see any sources. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
43. "Sentinel of Liberty" Adventures of Captain America #1-4
Fabian Nicieza and Kevin Maguire, Kevin West, Joe Rubinstein and Terry Austin began this epic retelling of Cap's early days just in time for Marvel's celebration of Cap's 50th anniversary.
Check out these awesome Maguire pages (including an amusing screw-up by the letterer in one of the newspaper headlines)...