After several months on hiatus it was decided by Marvel to give Captain Marvel another spin on the stands in his own comic. (The fact is that his name is very likely much of the reason the Kree Captain has been so durable, as it's in Marvel's best interest to keep publishing a new "Captain Marvel" comic every so often.)
In between the time his run had been interrupted and this new start up, he had guest-starred in Avengers #72, a comic I detailed here. After his run in with the Zodiac, Cap and Rick Jones are trying mightily to find a way to co-exist. Gil Kane is at the top of his game and well inked by Dan Adkins in these above average yarns. Captain Marvel appears to have a three-hour limit on the time he can be free of the Negative Zone, but even that brief release is something Rick is loathe to allow.
To that end they head west and along the way find a town suffering from the aftermath of an earthquake. These poor folks suffer the indignity of highly organized and technically supported looters hitting them just after the quake. This "Rat Pack" is quickly subdued by Captain Marvel and he continues his journey to see Bruce Banner.
They find Banner and he's in a relatively calm and helpful mood. He tries to find a way to assist them, but when a local campus suffers from violence as a result of student protest Banner loses control and the Hulk emerges and heads to the college to seek about things.
Captain Marvel is drawn into a ferocious battle with Greenskin and actually comes out on the losing end when Rick Jones takes his place and is able to soothe the savage beast. The Hulk heads out and Rick continues his journey, as the comic once again on hiatus.
But there is one more appearance, though not one which has been collected in reprint to my knowledge.
In the pages of Sub-Mariner #30 Roy and artists Sal Buscema and "Joe (really Mike Esposito) Gaudioso" have Captain Marvel and Rick Jones join forces with Namor to stop a nuclear threat. You can read it all here.
All in all a pretty darn good tale and served its purpose to keep Captain Marvel in the limelight. Marvel really worked overtime to maintain this character and to see to it that he got some attention outside his own title which as we've seen blinked in and out of existence.
Roy Thomas and Gil Kane with the able assist of inker Dan Adkins turn in two magnificent issues, potent and exciting. Sal Buscema really seemed to have a good handle on the character drawing him in both his guest appearances. "Our Pal" Sal will get another chance soon. A war was coming.