Up Against the Wall!
Writer: Stan Lee
Pencils: Gene Colan
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Artie Simek
Originally published: October 1970
I haven’t seen Captain America in awhile, and I’m not entirely clear what’s going on with his storyline. Apparently he’s retired or something, and he was in a movie with the Hulk. Weird. Now he’s touring the countryside, taking some time for himself.
Cap finds himself in the middle of a student riot. His involvement is noticed by a henchman for The Hood, some weirdo whose dastardly plan is to put Cap on TV and use him to turn the country against its youth. When Cap deviates from his script, the Hood sends Batrock, Porcupine, and Whirlwind after him. I’m almost certain it makes no sense. In fact, the entire issue makes almost no sense, something that Stan warns the reader of on the splash page.
Pete shows up in one panel to take pictures of the fight. Again, it makes no sense.