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Captain America & the Falcon #203

August 16, 2012

Jack Kirby
November 1976
**
One of Kirby’s weirder tales, this arc explores an insane asylum adrift in a dimension akin to the Negative Zone. The inmates may be mad, even violent, but they’ve also established a colony, one of the King’s “outsider enclaves.” Still, it collapses when Cap must rescue all from a horde of monsters.
[last issue: Captain America & the Falcon #202]
[next issue: Captain America & the Falcon #204]

Captain America & the Falcon #202

August 15, 2012

Jack Kirby
October 1976
***
Jack saturates #202 w/ ideas, but they’re all vaguely familiar & a bit too loose-limbed. The strongest, most sinister one has Falc & his gal brainwashed via ECT! This element of techno-coersion reiterates Kirby’s interest in totalitarian indoctrination, tho’ his villains here are pathetic, not evil.
[last issue: Captain America & the Falcon #201]
[next issue: Captain America & the Falcon #203]

Captain America & the Falcon #201

August 14, 2012

Jack Kirby
September 1976
***
From a pocket dimension, a lunatic fraternity of criminal vagabonds strike—kidnapping the Falcon’s lady! Only Kirby could’ve dreamed up the Night People, a weird fusion of tropes from Dickens & Poe. It’s not formulaic but it’s not quite good either. Kirby may’ve lost his grasp on solo superheroics.
[last issue: Captain America & the Falcon #200]
[next issue: Captain America & the Falcon #202]