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Subj: "Scar" Turpin: The 1974 Captain American-Idol Winner (for a day)...
Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 10:41:36 pm EST
Reply Subj: Not the issue you are thinking of, but another
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 09:09:35 am EST
> > > What issue of Cap was it? Sounds great!
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> > > > I remember an old Cap where he was 'retired' and some big tough biker guy decided to try and BE Cap. He got the living crap kicked out of him and realized super heroing wasn't for regular folks
> > Was it when Byrne was illustrating the book? Had to be late seventies early eighties but I'm really not sure as I don't have those books up north. Anyone? Anyone? The guy ended up in a broken heap missing teeth with his makeshift Shield looking like a garbage can lid (if that wasn't what it was to start out with)mangled by a days' worth of traffic.
> I don't recall that scene but I read an old Tales of Suspense not too long back when Cap decides to retire so he can have a "normal" life with Sharon Carter. A few Cap wannabes come out of the woodwork only to get injured and almost killed. Steve has to save one of them if I recall. I'm sure the idea has been revisited a few times.
The scene in question takes place somewhere in Captain America & The Falcon right after the Secret Empire Saga, but before Hawkeye convinces Cap to take on the identity of Nomad. I'd say issue 177 or 178.
It was a one page adventure of this Cap-4-a-Day. Biker "Scar" Turpin thought he was tough and could be the new Cap, but alas he was left battered and bruised after his first outing.
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