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in: Comics, 1977, 1977, April Bronze-Age, Captain America Vol 1, Archie Goodwin/Editor-in-Chief, Jack Kirby/Cover Artist, Joe Sinnott/Cover Artist, Dan Crespi/Cover Artist, Jack Kirby/Writer, Jack Kirby/Penciler, Frank Giacoia/Inker, John Verpoorten/Inker, George Roussos/Colourist, Jim Novak/Letterer, Jack Kirby/Editor, Archie Goodwin/Editor, Steven Rogers (Earth-616)/Quotes, Steven Rogers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Samuel Wilson (Earth-616)/Appearances, Leila Taylor (Earth-616)/Appearances, Arnim Zola (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hector Santiago (Earth-616)/Appearances, Man-Fish (Earth-616)/Appearances, Donna Maria Puentes (Earth-616)/Appearances, Rio de Muerte/Appearances, Captain America's Shield/Appearances, Captain America's Uniform/Appearances, Falcon's Wings/Appearances, Arnim Zola's Robotic Body/Appearances

Captain America Vol 1 208

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Captain America Vol 1 208

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Quote1 Blow it out your mustache! Quote2
-- Captain America (Steve Rogers)

Appearing in "The River of Death"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Donna Maria
  • Regional SHIELD Director (name not revealed)

Locations:

Items:

Vehicles:




Synopsis for "The River of Death"Edit

As Cap follows the Rio De Muerte searching for a village, a monster emerges from the water and attacks him. Prison guards chase the "Man-Fish" away and capture the now-weakened Cap. At the SHIELD regional office, Nelson tells two agents about File 116, which is cataloging a spate of monster appearances. He adds that, with the recent appearance of a "Digger," the file is getting ever larger. Meanwhile, the Falcon searches the coastlines all the way to South America. Veering inland, he comes upon a giant bird's nest. In Central America, Cap escapes the guards who throw dynamite at him. steering his flight so that he falls into a pit. As the Swine prepares to roast the trapped Cap with a flame thrower, Donna Maria intervenes. The Swine tosses her into the pit with Cap. Just then, the Man-Fish attacks, killing the Swine and his men. Cap and Donna Maria escape the pit but the Man-Fish attacks them, then suddenly returns to the river after prodded by the mental command device wielded by its master, Arnim Zola.

  • Inks (story pages): Giacoia pages 1-3, Verpoorten (uncredited) pages 4-17.
  • The Swine dies in this story.
  • This story introduces Arnim Zola, who remains a thorn in the side of Captain America today!!
  • This issue contains a letters page, Let's Rap With Cap. Letters are published from Henry Lipput, Bruce Canwell, and Robert Sodaro.
  • This story is reprinted in comics and books, see references for more info.[1]


  • No trivia.


See AlsoEdit


  • None.


  • The Grand Comics Database: Captain America #208 [1]

Footnotes

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



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