Monday, March 28, 2011

Our Pal Sal: "Sound of the Silencer" by Evanier, S. Buscema, and Simons

What it is, Groove-ophiles! As hard as it is to believe, Captain America's pal, the Falcon, was around for about a decade before he ever got a solo story (outside a rare Cap-less ish of the Star Spangled Avenger's own title). To rectify that sorry sitch, Mark Evanier wrote a cool story for Marvel Premiere #49 (May 1979) that allowed Sam Wilson to strut his stuff and called it "Sound of the Silencer" (methinks Mark might be a Simon and Garfunkel fan). The story was drawn by, of course!, Our Pal Sal Buscema with inks/finishes by a young and oh-so-talented Dave Simons (R.I.P.) on one of his earliest pro jobs. Teen Groove thought Sal and Dave meshed quite well, with Sal's action-packed pencil-power coming through loud and clear. Still think that's the truth! It ain't a classic by any stretch, but it is a fun diversion--complete with a hoot of a Frank Miller/Klaus Janson cover. Check it out, baby!


  1. Another one of those great done-in-one, oneshot appearances in Marvel Premiere (others that come to mind are Monark Starstalker, Seeker 3000, Paladin, & Dominic Fortune). Marvel Premiere was such an awesome series, and this is a really fun little story - thanks for posting!

  2. You know I always wondered why the Falcon never ran into or fought. The Vulture & or the Condor from Nova. Always would had loved to see the Falcon & Red Wing team up with Red Wolf & Lobo also. They should have been in the Avengers together when Byrne was drawing it.



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