After gaining superhuman strength, the Living Legend learns he'll need every bit of it against such team efforts as the Crimson Cowl's Crimewave, the Serpent Squad, and Nightshade's Werewolves! Alongside his crimefighting compatriot, the Falcon, Cap discovers secrets in the shadows of eras past thrown by Dr. Faustus, the Yellow Claw, and the mysterious Phoenix - but a final battle with the Secret Empire throws Cap's future into question! But when Cap dons the cape of the Nomad, will the Falcon stick with him or stand by his replacement? It may be a question only the Red Skull can answer! Guest-starring the Avengers, Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., the X-Men, and Namor the Sub-Mariner! This title collects "Captain America", numbered 157-186.