In Captain America #241, Mike Barr signs on and turns Steve Rogers into a cartoonist–much like Jack Kirby was a war veteran whose talents were used to sketch enemy camps on scouting missions.
Yes, I jumped from #222 to here. That’s because other than Mike Zeck drawing his first Captain America issue in #224 (as a fill-in artist), these issues SUCK. They’re all written by Roger McKenzie who didn’t do much of anything with the character except recycle boring old standard storylines.
I’m also skipping a bunch of issues after this, which were fill-in issues. I’ll be restarting with #247, when Roger Stern went from editing to writing the series, joined by a little-known artist named…John Byrne.
It’s one of the best, shortest Captain America runs of all time. Check back tomorrow for it.