Captain America #265-266  (1982)
Writer: David Anthony Kraft
Penciler: Mike Zeck
Inker: John Beatty
Letterer: Jim Novak

After Spiderman witnesses Steve Rogers disapear in a beam of light, and following a scuffle with S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Nick Fury clues in the webslinger on Captain America's capture by a former goverment computer designer now named SULTAN (Systemtic Ultimate Lawless Takeover of All Nations) Homing on the becon of Spiderman's spider-tracer, both set out to find Captain America but are captured. Breaking free, the heroes take on a robot army as SULTAN launches a rocket armed with explosives. Fury manages to enter the rocket and overrides it, ordering a S.H.I.E.L.D. team to destory SULTAN's base. 

  • Continuity Notes
  • Cover appearence on #285
  • Captain America, Spiderman and Nick Fury last shared an adventure together in Marvel Team-Up #13
  • Spiderman learns Captain America's secret identity, from Nick Fury no less!
  • Nick Fury's uniform has a "cocoon" release, no doubt the Contessa's favorite option

A rather silly story is made readable by a good dose of Spidey-humor and surprisingly a better-then average guest turn by Nick Fury who upstages Cap in his own title (considering Fury stops the missile). Plenty of robot-bashing, but reletively little plot and SULTAN is an acrynom that would have made even Stan Lee wince. All in all maybe worthwhile at the quarter bin for Fury completionists.