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Bronze-Age, Captain America Vol 1, Roy Thomas/Editor-in-Chief, Eli Katz/Cover Artist, Frank Giacoia/Cover Artist, Steve Englehart/Writer, Sal Buscema/Penciler, Vincent Joseph Colletta/Inker, George Roussos/Colourist, Charlotte Jetter/Letterer, Roy Thomas/Editor, Charles Xavier (Earth-616)/Quotes, Steven Rogers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Samuel Wilson (Earth-616)/Appearances, Margaret Carter (Earth-616)/Minor Appearances, Secret Empire (Earth-616)/Appearances, Number One (Secret Empire 2) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Linda Donaldson (Earth-616)/Appearances, Lloyd Bloch (Earth-616)/Appearances, Quentin Harderman (Earth-616)/Appearances, Gabriel Jones (Earth-616)/Appearances, X-Men (Earth-616)/Appearances, Charles Xavier (Earth-616)/Appearances, Jean Grey (Earth-616)/Appearances, Scott Summers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Lorna Dane (Earth-616)/Appearances, Alexander Summers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Robert Drake (Earth-616)/Appearances, Warren Worthington III (Earth-616)/Appearances, Henry McCoy (Earth-616)/Appearances, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Earth-616)/Appearances, Jason Wyngarde (Earth-616)/Appearances, Frederick Dukes (Earth-616)/Appearances, Gunther Bain (Earth-616)/Appearances, Mesmero (Vincent) (Earth-616)/Appearances, John Robert Keane (Earth-616)/Appearances, Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, Long Island/Appearances, Captain America's Shield/Appearances, Captain America's Uniform/Appearances, Cyclops' Visor/Appearances, Falcon's Wings/Appearances, Kraven/Appearances

Captain America Vol 1 174


Captain America Vol 1 174

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Quote1 Give up, Cyclops? I'll never do that! Quote2
-- Professor X

Appearing in "Its Always Darkest..."Edit

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Synopsis for "Its Always Darkest..."Edit

Cap and Falcon are disguised as possible employees of the Secret Empire to gain entry into their secret base to spy on what they are planning. They are found out and almost executed by laser beams. They are able to escape down an exhaust vent and then find a way to let in Professor X, Cyclops, and Marvel Girl who are looking for lost X-Men and some othe X-Men's villains who have mysteriously disappeared. They locate the missing mutants, Beast, Iceman, Angel, Lorna Dane, Havok, Mastermind, Blob, Unus, and Mesmero who have been attached to a turntable that will use their mental patterns to project a force field. The mutants are set free, but then the Secret Empire uses the Atomic Annihilator on the heroes and appear to kill them all.

  • Havok and Lorna Dane last seen in Hulk #150
  • This issue contains a letters page, Let's Rap With Cap. Letters are published from ("Name and Address Unknown", Bob Rodi and R.E. Miller. The letters page also contains a 1/2 page ad for Doctor Strange #1 with a cover reproduction.
  • This issue contains a Series "A" Marvel Value Stamp: #48 - Kraven
  • This issue is reprinted in the trade paperback Secret Empire.

  • No trivia.

See AlsoEdit

  • None.

  • The Grand Comics Database: Captain America #174 [1]
  • The Unofficial Marvel Value Stamps Site [2]


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