CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968-1996) #449
First Sign Part 1 of 4. "I'll Take Manhattan" Script by Mark Waid. Pencils by Ron Garney and Sandu Florea. Inks by Denis Rodier, Scott Koblish, and Sandu Florea. Cover by Carlos Pacheco and Scott Koblish. Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter storm the SHIELD Helicarrier to learn why they were intentionally kept apart for years! But to their dismay Nick Fury is dead; and Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine is in charge now! After a testy exchange with the Contessa, Cap and the former Agent 13 leave the Helicarrier and begin walking toward Brooklyn! However while they're strolling across the bridge, a powerful force field drops over the entire island of Manhattan! And suddenly separated from Sharon, Cap rushes back to Manhattan and tries to restore order! But the Sentinel of Liberty is ambushed by the Zodiac! The star-spangled avenger hasn't tangled with this astral group in a quite a while! And he needs to find allies! Is the god of thunder home tonight? Story continues in Thor 496. Cameo appearances by Jarvis, Thor, and the Enchantress. (Note: This story was reprinted in 2013 in the trade paperback: Avengers Iron Man First Sign.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.