Friday, July 22, 2011

Captain America and the Riddle of The Red Skull! - 1940!!!

The day is upon us, kiddoes! "Captain America - the First Avenger" opens in multiplexes all across the country today! Here's hoping that they have made a fun picture that can dazzle the eye and tickle the mind, updating things where the passage of time has made necccessary, but not crapping all over the original work by artists and writers who have made the character what he is and what made him something that would inspire a film in the first place!

I will be there to see for myself tomorrow morning, but until then, from Timely Comics' "Captain America" issue #1 from 1940 - here's the first appearance of that rascally "Red Skull" as Joe Simon and Jack Kirby envisioned it all, 71 years ago!!


I'll be back tomorrow for a mid-afternoon posting to let you know either, just how awesome the film is, or just how securely you can put your money back in your pocketbooks.

There are creative folks out there making these movies nowadays. We've come a long way from old guys in suits, without a clue and with tight wallets making the dung heap, media cross-overs in the 1970's and 1980's! But there are still business and marketing school graduates who hold influence over the final product.

I have hope creative folks will out.

Talk to you soon.


KW said...

Am I reading that right? Cap just let that guy die! He knew it would happen and just sat back and watched it! Ha ha!

Jeff Overturf said...

Different times, KW...different times...:)

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