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Peter Martin
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Posted: 17 April 2019 at 3:47pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I think Reed Richards and Captain America would make an interesting pairing in a story. JB had the two interact well together in FF250 and I think there is enough contrast in Reed being the smarts and Cap being the muscle, while having the unifying factor of them both being totally upstanding characters.
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He wasn't quite popular enough to warrant it (surprising since his movies make a billion dollars), but Captain America would have been great for a team-up book!  There are a bunch of pairings that are almost World's Finest worthy--

Captain America & Iron Man
Captain America & Spider-Man (as i said earlier)
Captain America & the Hulk
Captain America & Black Widow
Captain America & Wolverine
Captain America & Captain Britain
Captain America & Red Wolf
Captain America & Nick Fury
Captain America & Black Panther
Captain America & Sub-Mariner
Captain America & Hawkeye
Captain America & Mockingbird

--those are the duos I could see continuing for a while!  For a Cap team-up book, I'd also like to see wilder team-ups too, like with She-Hulk, Killraven, Thor, Cyclops, Carol Danvers, Scarlet Witch, and plenty more!


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Cap as the usual leader and mentor of the Avengers does lend itself to a Cap team up book.

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A Nick Cardy-era Robin and Wonder Girl traveling teens title might
have been fun.
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Posted: 18 April 2019 at 12:04pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Cap as the usual leader and mentor of the Avengers does lend itself to a Cap team up book.

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Does it? Hmmm. Cap as a natural leader works in a group, but in a more one-on-one scenario the other character might become very much a second fiddle. And if not, doesn't that diminish Cap?

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Marvel announced, I think it was today, that they are doing a new Marvel Team-Up with Ms. Marvel instead of Spider-Man. Nothing against that character who is great for getting some younger girl readers, but when Spider-Man couldn't sell a team-up book enough to keep it going when comics sold much better, this seems destined for cancellation.

To answer Eric's initial question, I would've loved to have seen a Spider-Man and Captain America "World's Finest" type book. Always really enjoyed their team ups and felt they had a good dynamic together. My alternative choice would probably be Captain America and Hawkeye. 

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Stan Lee-era AVENGERS had a lot of Hawkeye having problems with authority -- specifically Cap's.

That gradually faded, of course. A regular team-up between the two might be fun if Cap's natural authority began to rub Clint wrong again.
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Good point JB. Writing comics is tough!
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I really enjoyed Cap’s book when the Falcon’s name was added to the
cover. Even though Steve once referred to Sam as his sidekick, it felt
like a partnership.
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