PA­TRIOT GAMES

Five of the weird­est mo­ments in Cap­tain Amer­ica his­tory

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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!

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