This page summarizes Berkeley Place’s coverage of Captain America.

We’ve read nearly every issue of his solo book, and published a panel (or two) from those issues on this site.

Below you’ll see my ratings of the various runs followed by links to my coverage of issues, by number.

Captain America Volumes 1-6*


*Numbering reset to #1 several times in this run, but eventually would return to Volume 1 numbering.

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.  Grade: B+

101-104, 105-106, 107 (first appearance of Dr. Faustus), 108, 109 (Kirby leaves; origin retold)

Stan Lee and Jim Steranko.  Grade: A.  Jim Steranko’s artwork is revelatory, and completely changes the tone and feel of the book.

110, 111-113

Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr.  Grade: B-.  114

Stan Lee and Gene Colan.  Grade: B.

115-118 (first appearance of Falcon), 119 (second appearance of MODOK), 121, 122, 123-125, 126-127, 128-129 (Cap has PTSD), 130, 131-133, 134-143 (Colan leaves at issue #137) (title switches to Captain
America and the Falcon with #134)

Vario
us writers/arists (fill in).  Grade: C

144-149, 150-152

Steve Englehart and (mostly) Sal Buscema.  Grade: A

153154-159160-162 (return of Peggy Carter as an old woman)163-167168, 169-175 (Falcon gets red costume)176-186 (Captain America Must Die!/Cap becomes Nomad)

Fill in creators.  Grade: C-.  187-192
Jack Kirby.  Grade: A-.

193-200 (Madbomb)201-203, 204-205, 206-207, 208-221 (Kirby leaves at #214)

Roy Thomas/various artists.  Grade: C.  214-221
Steve Gerber.  Grade: B-.  222-225
Roger Stern and John Byrne.  Grade: A+

247, 248-249 (first appearance of
Bernie)
,250251252253, 254, 255

Fill ins.  Grade: B-.

241 (written by Mike Barr; Steve Rogers becomes a cartoonist)259 (first Mike Zeck as artist), 271

J.M. DeMatteis and (mostly) Mike Zeck.  Grade: A-

261-263, 264, 265-266269, 270272 (first appearance of Vermin), 273275-279280-284286-
288 (Deathlok)
289 (Assistant Editors Month)290-300 (not MikeZeck), 302

Mike Carlin and Paul Neary.  Grade: B-.  304, 305-306
Mark Gruenwald and various.  Grade: B+ (early issues); B- (later issues).

307, 308 (first appearance of Armadillo), 309310-311312-316 (Death of MODOK)317, 318319-320321-322325, 327, 328-331 (first appearance of D-Man), 332, 333, 334, 338, 341344350351361
(first appearance Crossbones)
, 362, 363-364370, 371-378, 379-412, 413
(first MODAM)
, 414-443 (end of Gruenwald’s run)


Mark Waid.  Grade: B+.  
444 (also numbered as #1), 450, 451
Ed Brubaker.  Grade A+.  (Brubaker wrote issues #1-50, 600-19, 1-19, 620-628.  I have not reviewed these for the site.

Captain America Volume 7


Rick Remender and John Romita, Jr. (up to #10), others.  Grade: B

1-5, 6, 7-8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13-14, 20-21, 25

CAPTAIN AMERICA MINIS and OTHER COOL STUFF!

Captain America Reborn by Ed Brubaker and Bryan Hitch (2009). Grade: B. Post.

What Price Glory by Bruce Jones and Steven Grant (2003).  Grade: A+.
 Post.

Captain America White (2015).  Grade: A+.  Post.
Berkeley Place’s Top 10 Captain America Stories