CAPTAIN AMERICA AND THE FALCON #137 (1971): Guest Starring Spidey!

Falcon gets a lot of screen time, as he meets Spider-Man for the first time.

Falcon is trying to prove he’s up to the job of Captain America’s sidekick by taking down a vigilante.  It’s a little odd that an antiestablishment hero like Falcon is so quick to believe The Daily Bugle.

#137 is Gene Colan’s last issue, and #138 begins John Romita, Sr.’s run on Captain America.  Colan’s art is undeniably good, but I don’t feel like he ever gave his best to Cap.  Actually, it’s probably because he’s better suited to shadowy characters like Daredevil.  Conversely, Romita’s clean-cut style is perfect for Cap.

Creators: Stan Lee, Colan (#137), John Romita Sr (#138)
Grade: B-

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