Panels from Captain America and...[Iron Man] #635 (October 2012), script by Cullen Bunn, pencils and inks by Barry Kitson, colors by Javier Tartaglia, letters by Joe Caramagna
Ouch! Why do you have to hit a guy where it hurts, Cap?
Not quite meanwhile, across 1992's Marvel Annuals, the Top Ten Villains for each superhero and team were spotlighted. Including Cap's. Huh! Shall we take a look at Captain America Annual #11? Oui! We zhall. Let's begin the countdown!
Starts off simple enough with The Serpent Society at number 10 and Flag Smasher at number 9...
Panels from "Captain America's Top 10 Villains" in Captain America Annual #11 (1992), script by George Caragonne, pencils and inks by Larry Alexander, colors by Larry Alexander, letters by Jon Babcock
It then continues with #8: Doctor Faustus and #7: Viper. And then, as I'm sure you can predict, at number six:
Ah ha! I knew Cap was lying. To one of comicdom's favorite villains, Batroc the Leaper! Shame on you, Steve Rogers! In the words of popular progressive rock group and umlaut-hoarders Blue Õyster Cult: "Come on baby / Don't smear the leaper / Baby take my hand / Don't smear the leaper.
(For the record: #5: Arnim Zola. #4: Baron Zemo I and II. #3: The Skeleton Crew. (Who?) #2: Crossbones. And the number one of Captain America's top villains...Stilt-Man! Naw, i'm jus' joshin' with ya. It's the Red Skull.)
In my usual attempt to explain the error logically in order to claim a Marvel No-Prize (if the statute of limitations isn't over on this one), I'm gonna guess that Cap was lying about Batroc not being on his Top Ten listjust to demoralize our French pal. (Swift and clever thinking, Cap!) After he beat Batroc, Cap went back to his room in Avengers
So, let's salute the Sentinel of Liberty! Keep lyin', Cap...I mean, keep flyin'!