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Captain America Vol 1 139


Captain America Vol 1 139

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Quote1 Our people need heroes, not handouts. Quote2
-- Leila Taylor

Appearing in "The Badge and the Betrayal!"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Commissioner
  • Lefty
  • NYPD
  • Sgt. Duffy (Only in flashback)
  • Figaro (Sam Wilson's Cat)
  • Reverend Garcia




Solicit Synopsis:Edit

A special landmark issue as Cap begins a brand new life! Lee and Romita at their greatest! Cap at the crossroads! And - what of the Falcon?

  • Mortellaro is uncredited.
  • The Falcon intoduces his new "Hawk Hook" this issue. The grappling device propelled from his right gauntlet allows him to swing from rooftop to rooftop. He will continue to use this device until he recieves "wings" in Captain America #170.
  • Sgt. Muldoon is introduced in this issue. He is a police sergeant who berates Steve Rogers similarly as Sgt. Mike Duffy did during World War II. Muldoon will be a recurring character until Captain America 159.
  • From John Romita Sr.: Muldoon is a update for Sgt. Duffy. Romita used Jack Kirby as the model for the character. From: Alter Ego, Vol 3, #35 (2004).
  • This issue features a letters page, Let's Rap With Cap. Letters are published from James C. Fish, Nils Osmar, and Jim Haney. This issue also features an advertisement for Iron Man #39.
  • As seen on page one, this issue is Story #624Z.
  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

  • No trivia.

See AlsoEdit

  • None.

  • The Grand Comics Database: Captain America #139 [1]


  1. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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