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Captain America #130: Review

Oct 1970
Stan Lee, Gene Colan

Story Name:

Up Against the Wall!

Review & Comments

3 stars

Captain America #130 Review by (February 15, 2010)
The story is set in Southern California; the photographer seen toward the end is drawn to resemble Peter Parker but according to Spider-Man’s own book, he is in New York at this time for the classic “Death of Captain Stacy” storyline. First of a three-part story.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America #130 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
As the story opens, Captain America is engaged in battle with the Hulk atop a mountain. Hulk is dropping boulders on the Avenger and Cap is deflecting them with his shield. When Jade Jaws picks up an enormous rock, Cap uses his shield to cause Hulk to lose his footing. As the giant falls, Cap ducks into a crevice and Hulk is buried alive under tons of rock. At this point we discover this is a movie shown in a theater, and Steve Rogers is among the audience. Hearing some hip young dudes mock Cap as old-fashioned, Steve shrugs it off and heads down the road on his bike toward a college. As he travels along the highway he is stopped by police who have the road blocked and they send him in a different direction. Steve changes into his Captain America outfit and circles back to the school where he discovers a student riot in progress. Cap tries to get the cops to go easy on the kids but he is attacked by some students. Finding the dean has locked himself in his office, Cap fights his way into the building, where he rescues the besieged official using an escape wire to glide to safety. Regretting getting involved in this pointless situation, Cap is approached by a TV producer who asks him to appear on TV the following evening. The producer, however, is working for the masked villain The Hood, whose scheme is to divide the country into hostile factions. A “law and order” speech is prepared for Cap that will cause Americans to distrust the younger generation. On the live broadcast though Cap tosses the planned speech and improvises a call for cooperation and understanding. The Hood orders Cap silenced so Batroc and his henchmen Whirlwind and Porcupine are called. The trio of villains shows up at the studio and they attack the Avenger. Cap clobbers the baddies who flee when the police arrive. The Hood vows to take matters into his own hands next time.

Gene Colan
Dick Ayers


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Batroc the Leaper
Batroc the Leaper

(Georges Batroc)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Bruce Banner)

Plus: Baron Strucker, Porcupine (Alexander Gentry), Whirlwind (David Cannon).

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