Doug: Martinex1 is in the driver's seat today, friends. He has another fun one in store for our discussion purposes, so do him right! And pssst... this is the last "guest post" we have in the queue, just so all you Junior Chipmunk bloggers know.
Mike S.:This round of “If I Had A Buck” has only a very tenuous linking thread and concept… the heroes have monikers with the rank of “Captain”.
Beyond that there is not that much to connect this crew. We have spacefaring captains, and we have captains with specific nationalities; we have WWII captains, and we have humorous hungry captains. We have hard punching captains, and we have captains with cosmic powers; we have Canadian captains, and we have carrot chomping captains. Sorry, we are sold out of Cap’n Crunch!
So choose your preference, spend your dollar, and share your thoughts. For the purpose of having all dollars make sense (get it?), the Captain Britain comic will sell for 30 cents.
Until Major Victory, Major Force, and Colonel Sanders have comics, make mine the Bronze Age!
Here is an outline of the comics on sale:
Captain America (Marvel) No. 262; 50 cents. 1981. Cover by Mike Zeck and John Beatty. “Death Of A Legend” by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Zeck. 2nd of a 3 part story involving Nomad, the Ameridroid, and the Red Skull.
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew (DC) No. 1; 60 cents. 1982. Cover by Scott Shaw, Ross Andru, and Robert Smith. “The Pluto Syndrome” by Roy Thomas and Scott Shaw. Featuring Rubberduck, Yankee Poodle, Alley Kat Abra, and Superman!
Captain Atom (DC) No. 4; 75 cents. 1987. Cover by Pat Broderick. “Father’s Day” by Cary Bates and Pat Broderick. Includes an appearance of General Eiling (a prominent character in the Flash TV series).
Captain Marvel (Marvel) No 43; 25 cents. 1976. Cover by Al Milgrom and Bernie Wrightson. “Destroy Destroy” by Steve Englehart and Al Milgrom. Guest appearance by Drax the Destroyer.
Captain Canuck (Comely Comix) No. 10; 50 cents. 1980. “Beyond, Part 2” Story by Richard Comely; Art by George Freeman. Don’t confuse him with the Guardian, he’s Captain Canuck. (IDW has a nice collection by the way).
Captain Hero Comics Digest Magazine (Archie) No. 1; 95 cents. 1981. Cover by Stan Goldberg. Digest format. Collects thirteen stories including “The Plight of the Bumblebee”, “Evilheart’s Revenge”, and “Dial M for Monster”.
Captain Savage and His Battlefield Raiders (Marvel) No. 16; 15 cents. 1969. Cover by John Severin. “War is Hell …On Ice” by Arnold Drake and Don Heck. This short lived series mimics the format and styling of Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandoes.
Captain Britain (Marvel UK) No. 35; 10 p / 30 cents. 1977. Cover by Bob Budiansky, John Romita and Frank Giacoia. “That Camelot Might Live” by Gary Friedrich, Larry Lieber, and Ron Wilson. Brian Braddock continues his adventures, plus some backup reprints of the FF and Nick Fury.
Marvel Spotlight starring Captain Universe (Marvel) No. 9; 50 cents. Cover by Steve Ditko. “The Mystery of Mister E” by Bill Mantlo and Steve Ditko. From the pages of the Micronauts comes Captain Universe.