Glad you enjoyed....I knew we were on to something when Andrew & I had this discussion!....one of my favorites.
I agree with your thoughts on Streets of Poison. I think this must've been part of his community service for having unknowingly used a black man in the role of Bucky....as soon as the 'racial slur' connection was brought to his attention, he renamed the character Battlestar.
Odd that you metion that as I am re-reading the Gruenwald interview in Comics Interview
where he talked about that. I was fascinated by that part of the discussion.
By the way, the John Walker as Captain America/Steve Rogers as the Captain story is my all time favorite Cap story ever. It was such a great examination of why Steve Rogers is (at the time) the only person to bear the shield. Plus it had such great artwork and D-Man. For some reason I have a soft spot for D-Man. It puzzle me that we have two Fighting Chance
trades, a Bloodstone Hunt
trade and a freaking Cap-Wolf
trade and yet the John Walker as Cap storyline has never been reprinted.
Oh well...at least the Stern/Byrne run is in trade. I double dipped on that one.