Five of the weirdest moments in Captain America history
CAP DISSES INDY
1982’ s Captain America # 268 saw Steve Rogers turn film critic after a date watching
Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Ever the ’ 40s throwback, he’s niggled that Indiana Jones is “essentially amoral”.
LET HIM EAT CAKE!
Cap’s impeccable principles were sorely tested in the ’ 70s when he found himself forced to shill for Hostess Twinkies in the back pages of Marvel comics. Who knew the American Dream had “luscious cream filling”?
KEEP ON TREKKIN’
Who’s this throwing a patriotic shape? None other than Jonathan Frakes, alias Riker in Star Trek: The Next
Generation. In the ’ 70s the future Number One worked for Marvel as a living action figure.
IT’S ALL GONE WEIRD!
As the popularity of superhero comics plummeted in the late 1940s, Captain America’s long- serving title was shamelessly revamped as a horror comic in a doomed bid to woo back the kids.
WHAT THE HOWL?
Meet Wolfcap, the Were- Avenger! Yes, when the villainous Nightshade injects Steve Rogers with a freaky mutagenic potion, the noble defender of American values takes a turn for the hairy and howling… Arooooo!