Interior is surrounded by high quality cover reproduction. Captain america was punching out the leader of another country that 75% of the country did not want to go to war with, cronin. Apr 01, 2014 his fistbased patriotism was a colossal hit with american comic readers that first captain america book sold nearly a million copies, and unlike most comic heroes at the time, captain america. Captain america s original romantic interest form the golden age captain america comics of the 1940s also appears in it. This book contains stories written in simulated 1940s comic strips style featuring captain america and his sidekick bucky during world war ii.
White argues that the core principles, compassion, and judgment exhibited by the 1940 s comic book character captain america remain relevant to the modern world. Captain america for all the variations of the subject on the site. Captain america for the main version of the subject. Its most popular character was captain marvel, a property later to be purchased by dc comics not to be confused with marvel comics character of.
Many of the superheroes from todays blockbuster franchises, including batman, superman, and captain america, emerged during this period, and the industry grew into a commercial powerhouse. December 6 british submarine hms regulus is sunk near taranto. Captain america is a fictional superhero appearing in american comic books published by marvel comics. In the 1950s, there was a brief run of the captain america comic where, in keeping with the spirit of the times and the newly started cold war with communist russia and china, captain america. The decade beginning with the late 1930s is known as the golden age of comic books. Captain america in the merry widow murders, 12 pages. Travel with us through the mists of time to the tumultuous days of world war ii, when sickly steve rogers was transformed into the starspangled, shieldslinging super soldier. Whiz comics captain marvel spy smasher golden arrow 71 1946 fawcett comic book. The political influence of comics in america during wwii. But then if its a smash hit like captain america, three years later theyd be doing a million copies an issue. Cover is fully attached, book lays flat, supple pages and cover, no brittleness. The captain america comic books category for a complete list. In this weeks line it is drawn, the topic was to have luke cage replace a character on a famous comic book cover. Marvel ran a fake captain america comic strip written and drawn by karl kesel as an online comic, as if it was published back in the 1940s.
The 1940s newspaper strip comic books all regular issues are out of stock. He was created by jack kirby and joe simon, serving both as patriotic us propaganda symbol as well as entertainment. December 1940 captain america the brave superhistory. The army is looking for a solution to the threat the axis powers pose to the people of america, and they discover the secret answer to their prayers. Captain america aka steve rogers is a marvel comics superhero possessing enhanced strength and reflexes given to him by an experimental serum in order to defend the us. Wrights comic book nation, readers of the 1950s were much less willing to believe the kind of naive jingoism that had always been caps trademark. Captain marvel golden age comics 19381955 for sale ebay. Simply put, cap embodies many of the classical virtues that have been important to us since the days.
Captain america comics vol 1 1 marvel database fandom. Get the best deals on captain marvel golden age comics when you shop the largest online selection at. Along with fawcett comics superhero captain marvel, dc comics flash and green lantern debuted in 1940. Captain america was an antigermannazi comic book created by two jewish fellows joe simon and jack kirby in 1940 a year before america entered the war. Based on these factors, the top 10 most valuable old comic books if in mint condition as of early 2009 are. Captain america is a fictional character, a superhero, created by american cartoonists joe simon and jack kirby. He was a certifiable cash cow for publisher fawcett comics. Marvel sold approximately a million copies of captain america comics per month throughout the war, a sizable chuck of the roughly 15 million comic books being sold each month. Scroll down to add issues to your want list and well email you when they arrive view pictures of their covers.
Scroll down to add issues to your want list and well email you when they arrive. He just had a more realistic body type than a male growth hormone guzzling freak like sylvester stallone. Synopsis this is one of a set of lists i made showing a progression. Entered as second class matter at the post office, meriden, conn. Classic captain america reading order 1940s to 2000 comic. Allen bellman, one of the last links to the early days of captain america in comic books, died march 9 after a short illness. Twenty years after world war ii, he was found frozen in ice. Marvel comics, which had canceled its superhero comics in the late 1940s, resurrected captain america, submariner, and the human torch as commie busters in the early 1950s, and artist jack kirby and his partner joe simon launched a shortlived superhero parody, fighting american, taking on the red scare with tongue placed firmly in cheek. He made his debut in late 1940 in captain america comics, fighting nazis at every turn. Captain america comic book artist allen bellman dead new. In the virtues of captain america, philosopher and longtime comics fan mark d. Entire contents 1940 by timely publications, 330 w.
Captain america in the 1940s comic tropes episode 5. Captain america embodied the use of comic books as propaganda during the second world war. Captain america in just what the doctor ordered, 12 pages. Greatest 12 characters of the 1940 s who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list. Put in creation in 1941 by timely comics, but later marvel comics, captain america became the face of world war ii comic propaganda. This cover was notable, though, for the fact that it had captain america punching out adolf hitler. Writer rick remender and artist john romita jr come on board to take cap in a new direction, starting with a trip to dimension z.
Read captain america comics comic online free and high quality. The comics history of all 9 captain marvels nerdist. Even though it is done in modern day computer graphics. The 1940 s newspaper strip comic books all regular issues are out of stock. Get in touch and well help you figure out their value. His character was tailor made to support the overall war effort. The history behind captain america punching hitler cbr.
He landed the job working on captain america, the industrys most patriotic comic book hero, who made his debut a year earlier. Unlike the bulk of golden age comics, captain america didnt debut in an anthology book, but rather came fullborn from the head of zeus in his own book. But the usa still wouldnt join the war effort in 1940, and so simon and kirby. Captain america for all the variations of the subject on. Captain america and bucky set out to solve the riddle of the connection between a wave of sabotage sweeping the u. The plots are not particularly interesting, but the artwork is. Chris uses marvel unlimited to read a 1940s issue of captain america. Aug 28, 2019 marvel revises comic in which captain america called u. Steven rogers was born in the 1920s in the lower east side of manhattan, new york city, to poor irish immigrants, sarah and joseph rogers. Marvel masterworks atlas era young men hc comic book volume 73. From 1940 to 1950, captain marvel was the comic book industrys biggest hit, with spinoff titles galore. Its a well known fact that america got involved in wwii after pearl harbor was bombed in december 1941. Captain america is the name of several comic book titles featuring the character captain america and published by marvel comics, beginning with the original captain america comic book.
This is just a reminder, a feature that reminds people about the past. Its the origin story and first appearance of captain america. Below youll find a complete guide to captain america comics from the 1940s to 2000. Captain marvel proved to be one of the most popular superhero comics of the golden age, regularly outselling the adventures of superman during the 1940s. Origin and 1st appearance of captain america and bucky in case no. Captain america comics published by monthly timely publications, meriden, conn. Although the creation of the superhero was the golden ages most.
Get the best deals on captain marvel golden age comics. Captain america comics comic read captain america comics. Captain america comic books marvel database fandom. Now a man living in the wrong time, he became the leader of the avengers, and fought some of the marvel universes greatest villains. Most important captain america comic books in alphabetical order. While there are some valuable silver age comic books featuring captain america, none are truly rare comic books in the way that the golden age issues are. This is the first appearance of captain america s wedgeshaped shield.
A collection of antinazi comic book covers from the 1940s is one of the most relevant books of the year long before america entered world war ii, comic book. Captain america quickly became marvels bestselling comic and most popular comic book character. A collection of antinazi comic book covers from the 1940s. Captain america s original romantic interest form the golden age captain america comics of the 1940 s also appears in it. Captain america comics 1941 golden age comic books 19401949. Really nice gloss with great colors, light wear as pictured, a eighth inch spine chip an. Captain marvel clubshazam litho c 1940s 1950s fan club button 22. Captain america is the first character to star in his own comic book, not as a tryout feature in another book, and comes complete with a fullyfleshed out and interesting origin, a sidekick and an iconic villain the red skull. His fistbased patriotism was a colossal hit with american comic readers that first captain america book sold nearly a million copies, and unlike most comic heroes at the time, captain america. The period from 1938 through the mid 1940s represents the peak of comic book popularity. We created this guide to help the many people who call us asking how much are my comic books worth. How much are my comic books worth welcome to, a quick and simple guide to help you grade and identify your old comic books. That was a time where adventure and serial comic strips were not only much more common but better appreciated, after all.
Click cover to see all the appearances of the character in that book. The issue has been released as captain america comics. Marvel revises comic in which captain america called u. Captain america golden age comics 19381955 for sale ebay. Marvel captain america golden age comics 19381955 for sale.
Captain america comics captain america comic book list marvel. Captain america comics 1941 golden age comic books 1940. So a comic book might have an initial print run of 250,000. By 1949, captain america comic books went from being one of timely comics the company name before it. Meet captain america, script by joe simon, jack kirby, pencils by jack kirby, inks by al liederman. Subscribe to marvel unlimited to read captain america comic lists by marvel experts. A now famous superhero, he was created to sell war bonds. The period from 1938 through the mid1940s represents the peak of comic book popularity. American comic book companies showcased their heroes battling the axis powers. Fawcett comics, a subsidiary of fawcett publications, was one of several successful comics publishers during the golden age of comic books in the 1940s. Theyre just like the 1940s captain america comics, but they have communists and are worse. The united states had not even entered world war ii yet. Youll come across avengers comics much more often than the captain america comics of the 1940s and 50s. Cover art by joe simon inks and pencils and jack kirby pencils.
Marvels captain america and dcs wonder woman were first published the following year. Some people considered the star, dick purcell, to be pudgy but this is simply not so. Red skull, baron zemo, modokand even caps former sidekick, now known as the winter soldier. Captain america was designed as a patriotic supersoldier who often fought the axis powers of world war ii and. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Long before america entered world war ii, comic book artists. The golden age captain america comic series is a hugely popular run. Avenger 2011 free comic book day 2016 captain america. In earlier versions of the page that comicbook retailers received in july, the starspangled hero opened with. This serial has nothing to do with the original comic book captain america but is still entertaining.
This book contains stories written in simulated 1940 s comic strips style featuring captain america and his sidekick bucky during world war ii. December 1 manuel avila camacho takes office, as president of mexico. Its the first appearance and origin story of the flash as well as the first appearance of both hawkman and johnny thunder. By early 1940, before americas entry into world war ii, rogers is a.1546 981 790 1306 1212 170 1271 1105 456 182 97 1505 1245 1251 1570 936 1292 906 1324 444 450 1240 457 829 457 225 862 1435 864 563 567 561 587 733 575 93 840 1374 1294 215 327 453