Captain America (1) #123  (1970)
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Gene Colan
Inker: Joe Sinnot
Letterer: Artie Semek


Suprema, the self-styled Queen of Crime, leads her army of masked thugs into NYC, with her martial arts prowess and her powerful hypnotic abilities. Eventually she tags Dum Dum and hypnotizes him to lead her to Nick Fury.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Cover Appearence
  • Appearances by Dum Dum and Jasper Sitwell
  • The S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform style seen in this issue are not seen again.
  • Reprinted in Essential Captain America 2

If anything, this issue proves that Nick Fury has always been more then happy to give the directorship over to anyone who asks. But seriously, Gene Colan is always awesome to look at, even when Stan Lee's plot goes a little soft (Cap's little research trip after his fight is ...well, odd) The camraderie between Fury and Cap is great and shows that Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. make perfect supporting cast for Captain America. The one-issue only redesign of the S.H.I.E.L.D. uniforms is actually kinda cool in a 70s retro-futuristic way. It's too bad the look never caught on