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Captain America Vol 1 247


Captain America Vol 1 247

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Quote1 I have no idea how many false memories they plugged into me. I pray I never find out. Quote2
-- Captain America

Appearing in "By the Dawn's Early Light!"Edit

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Synopsis for "By the Dawn's Early Light!"Edit

As Captain America is own his way to meet up with Nick Fury, his alter ego's neighbor Joshua Cooper is trying to give him a letter but there is no answer and instead he goes off to meet someone. Meanwhile, Cap meets up with Dum Dum Dugan who wants to show him something, in order to help him get some answers about his past. At the same time, Fury commences a questioning with Baron Strucker in a maximum security prison but just after Dugan contacts Fury, Strucker manages to escape. Later, Cap and Dugan are at an abandoned storage facility where Dugan presents Cap with a container with his Cap's possession from the war, including his old war journal and his first shield. Cap then has a flashback which reveals that his memories about his past life before the Army were actually false, implanted memories put in by the Army so that Cap wouldn't reveal anything relevant to the Nazis if he were captured. Cap's real memories start to come back but Strucker crashes into the storage facility, driving Fury's flying car. After a battle with Dugan and Cap against Strucker (with Cap using his original shield and Dugan getting shot in the shoulder), Fury rolls out of the car, which has crashed. Fury throws Cap's current shield to him which Cap uses to defeat Strucker. However, Strucker explodes and it is revealed that he is in fact a robot duplicate. Unknown to those present at the explosion, the Machinesmith had made the Strucker robot and he is watching the group.

  • Cover art by Byrne and Rubinstein per signatures on original art.[1]
  • Plot by Stern and Byrne, script by Stern.
  • This issue refutes a great deal of Captain America's origin from Steve Gerber's Captain America #225.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Letters to the Living Legend. Letters are published from Carlos M. Ferdez and Dean Smith.
  • As seen on page one, this issue is Story#LF-116.
  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for info.[2]

  • No trivia.

See AlsoEdit

  • None.

  • The Grand Comics Database: Captain America #247 [1]


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

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