Captain America #204-205 (1976-1977)

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Kirby loved to draw Flacon like this–bursting forward, so big he can’t even fit in the panel.

I wish I could say that Kirby’s return to his most famous creation was going well.  I can’t.  And it’s driving everyone crazy.  Sharon and Falcon are both undergoing psychiatric treatment at SHIELD, and while visiting them, Cap has to fight a monster who broke free from the SHIELD prison.  Why SHIELD keeps both medical patients and monsters at the same facility is beyond me, but it’s convenient here because it allows them to unleash crazy Falcon so he can team up with Cap to fight the monster.  In so doing, Falcon gets freed.

Combat is a cure for crazy!

Creator: Jack Kirby

Grade: C-
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