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in: Comics, 1984, 1984, December Copper-Age, Captain America Vol 1, Jim Shooter/Editor-in-Chief, Michael Zeck/Cover Artist, Paul Neary/Cover Artist, J.M. DeMatteis/Writer, Michael Ellis/Writer, Paul Neary/Penciler, Dennis Janke/Inker, Bob Sharen/Colourist, Diana Albers/Letterer, Mark Gruenwald/Editor, Howard Mackie/Editor, Steven Rogers (Earth-616)/Quotes, Steven Rogers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Samuel Wilson (Earth-616)/Appearances, Jack Monroe (Earth-616)/Appearances, Bernadette Rosenthal (Earth-616)/Appearances, Johann Shmidt (Earth-616)/Appearances, Helmut Zemo (Earth-616)/Appearances, Sinthea Shmidt (Earth-616)/Appearances, Jesse Black Crow (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hate-Monger (Earth-616)/Appearances, David Cox (Earth-616)/Appearances, New York State/Appearances, Skull-House/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, Manhattan/Appearances, Queens/Appearances, Captain America's Shield/Appearances, Captain America's Uniform/Appearances, Nomad's Stun Discs/Appearances

Captain America Vol 1 300


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Quote1 I see now the only way I'm ever going to be free of you is to see you dead! Quote2
-- Captain America

Appearing in "Das Ende!"Edit

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Synopsis for "Das Ende!"Edit

Jesse Black Crow has a vision of Captain America's recent troubles and assumes his mystic crow form to fly to his aid. as Red Skull and a grief-maddened Cap viciously battle one another in the Skull's bunker, Dave Cox's condition worsens as Julie watches helplessly. Even though the Skull reveals the poison in both of them has no antidote, Cap stops himself from delivering the killing strike, angering the Skull. He begs Cap to kill him, but the Nazi's pleas are silenced as he finally succumbs to the poison's effects and dies in Cap's arms. At that instant, Dave Cox regains consciousness and embraces his thankful family as Black Crow watches from the window. Cap carries the Skull's body above ground and finds that Skull House's destruction was yet another illusion, just as the poison overtakes him. As Black Crow arrives and revives Cap with his mystic abilities, Bernie, Falcon, Nomad, and Arnie escape from Skull-House. Nomad re-enters Skull-House and finds Cap still alive. The aged Avenger carries the Skull's corpse outside, remarking that the time to bury the past has finally come.

  • Plot by DeMatteis, script by Ellis. Michael Ellis is a pseudonym suggested to DeMatteis by editor Gruenwald. The script was by DeMatteis and then partially changed.[1]
  • The letters page, "American Grafitti", contains a pin-up of the Red Skull and Captain America in battle. It is titled, "The End of an Era".
  • Although the Red Skull "dies" in this issue, he will return. He appears as a spirit in Captain America #326 and returns in actuality in Captain America #350.

    Solicit Synopsis:
  • Cap fights the Red Skull believing his friends dead, injected with poison, Cap goes after the Red Skull with a vengeance!

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