Writer: Mark Gruenwald
Penciller: Tom Morgan
Inker: Bob McLeod
Letterer: Diana Albers
Colorist: Ken Feduniewicz
Cover Date: August 1987
Like last week, I began a theme where I’ll review a comic in honor of “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier” so this week I’ll take a look at Captain America # 332- the pivotal issue where Steve Rogers was stripped of his title as Cap.
We see a terrorist named Warhead who ascends on top of the Washington Monument with a thermonuclear device which catches the attention of John Walker, The Super-Patriot, and his agent, Ethan Thurm who decides to stop Warhead but only for the sole purpose of gaining publicity. Meanwhile, Steve Rogers is summoned by The Pentagon and meets with The Commission of Superhuman Activities who informs Steve that Captain America become an official employee for the U.S. Government or else turn in his uniform and shield all while Super-Patriot takes down Warhead with ease.
I like the soul-searching that Steve goes through after his first confrontation with The Commission, contemplating the “what ifs”
of how can continue to serve his country even if he’s no longer Captain America, and while this was without a doubt one of the most emotional and gut-wrenching issues of Cap, it did shake up the status quo and led to John Walker taking over as Captain America all while giving us some of the most intense yet extreme stories ever, so this issue will always be remembered for that as well as being a memorable event from Mark Gruenwald’s iconic run.
Well, that’s it for me this week. I’ll be back with another review so thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.