Captain America #379 (1990)

There’s two stories in each issue now.  Regular readers of this site know that I dislike abbreviated stories because they tend to now really go anywhere.

Plus look at that art. Ugh ugh ugh.  Welcome to the 1990s.

I’m not sure why anyone thought it was a good idea for Steve Rogers to lose his super soldier serum, but we’re in that era now.  And he’s more muscular than ever.

In this issue, he and Quasar fight the first Moonstone, who gave up his powers to the new Moonstone but somehow figured out how to get Count Nefaria’s powers and so now he’s dressed like Nefaria.

Understand all that?

It doesn’t matter,  It’s all over in this issue.

The second story has Diamondback kidnapped, which is really just a prelude to the next issue.  It didn’t need to be a full-on second story—it could have just been woven into the main book.

Creators: Mark Gruenwald, Chris Marrinan (Cap story), Mark Bagley (back-up story)
Grade: C-

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