Captain America (vol. 1) #159 (Mar. 1973):
“Turning Point!”
by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, Joe Sinnott

Captain America (vol. 1) #159

Title: “Turning Point!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 1973

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Steve Englehart
Art by: Sal Buscema, Joe Sinnott

22 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson) hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
black; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 531
Plantman Plantman (Samuel Smithers) villain hero
  Chain Gang; Crime Wave...  Marvel 86
Agent 13 Agent 13 (Sharon Carter) supporting character hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination
Femme Force; S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel 262
Redwing Redwing hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
falcon; Pet Avengers
[falcon; partner of Falcon (Sam Wilson)]
Marvel 128
Scarecrow Scarecrow (Ebenezer Laughton) villain hero
  Crime Wave; Hood's Army...  Marvel 43
Leila Taylor Leila Taylor supporting character
CBR Scale: M black supremacist
[Falcon's former girlfriend]
Marvel 50
Porcupine Porcupine (Alex Gentry) villain
  Batroc's Brigade; Crime Wave...  Marvel 36
The Eel The Eel (Leopold Stryke) villain
  Crime Wave; Emissaries of Evil (Egghead)...  Marvel 30
Viper Viper (Jordan Dixon) villain
CBR Scale: S activist; Committee To Regain
America's Principles
Crime Wave; Secret Empire...  Marvel 10
Cowled Commander Cowled Commander (Sgt. Brian Muldoon) supporting character villain
  Crime Wave (leader); NYPD
[Steve Rogers' superior officer in NYPD]
Marvel 11
Bob Courtney Bob Courtney supporting character
[Steve Rogers' police patrol partner]
Marvel 8
Crime Wave villain group
  [created to prompt NYC into strengthening police force] Marvel 4
Commissioner Feingold Commissioner Feingold
(4-panel cameo, pg. 1, 9-10)
supporting character
  [police commissioner] Marvel 8
(4-panel cameo, pg. 9-10)
supporting character
 indeterminate  NYPD
[worked in same precinct as Steve Rogers (Captain America)]
Marvel 2
Officer Carpenter
(1-panel cameo, pg. 20, panel 6)
supporting character
[arrested 3 thugs who attacked Captain America]
Marvel 2
Nick Fury Nick Fury
(hallucination, pg. 1, panel 1)
CBR Scale: U secular
black; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 1,898
Ellen Muldoon
(hallucination, pg. 1, panel 1)
supporting character
  [wife of Captain America's police sergeant] Marvel 3
Cal Trimble
(hallucination, pg. 1, panel 1)
supporting character
CBR Scale: M gambling
[Captain America's landlord] Marvel 4
Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe
(mentioned, pg. 7, panel 6) 
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
[famous writer] DC 64
The Great Pumpkin The Great Pumpkin
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 3) 
deity comic strip character
CBR Scale: D sentient inanimate holiday avatar
[holiday figure Linus imagined visits on Halloween] United Feature Syndicate CBS 3
Mr. Green Jeans
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 3) 
supporting character
CBR Scale: I Methodist
[handyman] CBS 21

This story opens up with a splash page on page one on which we see Captain America surrounded by individuals he has interacted with recently. Only their heads are shown, and each calls out his name as they refer to him. On the next page we see that this is a hallucination Captain America is suffering from, brought about by the interaction of the Viper's poison with the super-soldier serum in his blood. The heads essentially form a circle around Cap. From the bottom left, moving up and around toward the bottom right, these individuals (and the name by which they refer to Cap) are:
- Sgt. Brian Muldoon: "Rogers"
- Ellen Muldoon: "Captain America"
- Sharon Carter: "Darling"
- Nick Fury: "Rogers"
- Falcon: "Steve"
- Commissioner Feingold: "Cap"
- Officer Bob Courtney: "Steve"
- Cal Trimble: "Rogers"
- Viper (Jordan Dixon): "Captain America"

Most of these individual appear separately in the story that follows, but a few (Ellen Muldoon, Nick Fury, Cal Trimble) do not.