Captain America #307 (1985): 1st Madcap!

Mark Gruenwald’s first issue, and the first appearance of the crazy-making Madcap.

I know he’s not everyone’s favorite, but I always liked Madcap—at least as he was originally envisioned by Mark Gruenwald starts off with an oddball twist. He’s this yellow weirdo who makes people do crazy stuff when he shoots them with a bubble gun, and he’s essentially invulnerable to pain or damage.  He just kind of pops back into place.

Also, this is really a Nomad issue.  Cap doesn’t get to be a part of the madcap fun.  There’s a cool sequence where Madcap’s bubbles make Nomad question his status as a sidekick…

Next issue will be the first Secret Wars II tie-in.
Creators: Mark Gruenwald and Paul Neary
Grade: B-

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