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+

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

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

Stan Lee and Gene Colan.  Grade: B.

Various writers/arists (fill in).  Grade: 

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

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

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

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