Tuesday, July 19, 2011
"Meet Captain America" - issue 1 - 1940
No, no...I'm not dead or in jail...just taking a brief respite from every day blogging...but I'm back!
Before I get back into my "A 'Slight' History of Golden Age Comic Book Super Heroes" though, I thought I'd add to the buildup to the "Captain America" movie being released this Friday. I have high hopes for this one. They did a great job with "Thor" and "Green Lantern" was kind of hit or miss, but I hope they do this golden age great right.
Unlike the bulk of Golden Age comics, Captain America didn't debut in an anthology book, but rather came full-born from the head of Zeus in his own book. From the genius of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, "Captain America" #1 hit the stands in late 1940 at Timely Comics...and the old boy's still doing well.
Here's the story that started it all.